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The Resource Plain black : abstract paintings, by Clare Rojas ; with texts by Jens Hoffmann and David Whyte

Plain black : abstract paintings, by Clare Rojas ; with texts by Jens Hoffmann and David Whyte

Label
Plain black : abstract paintings
Title
Plain black
Title remainder
abstract paintings
Statement of responsibility
by Clare Rojas ; with texts by Jens Hoffmann and David Whyte
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This volume--the first on the artist in many years--surveys the recent abstractions of the much-admired San Francisco painter Clare Rojas (born 1976). Known for her association with a generation of artists that became internationally prominent through the exhibition Beautiful Losers, Rojas in her earlier paintings drew from various Russian and Eastern European folkloric subjects. While the figures have been removed from this more recent body of work, it is not hard to see their enduring impact on Rojas' art: with their lively angularity and bold chromaticism, these paintings are equally evocative of folk art and the formalist reductions of key modernist abstract artists such as Alexander Calder, Matisse, Malevich or Ellsworth Kelly. Accompanying these works is an essay by the curator and Deputy Director of the Jewish Museum, Jens Hoffmann, and a poem by David Whyte
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rojas, Clare
Dewey number
700.411
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
ND237.R7147
LC item number
A4x 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1974-
  • 1955-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hoffmann, Jens
  • Whyte, David
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rojas, Clare
  • Painting, Abstract
Label
Plain black : abstract paintings, by Clare Rojas ; with texts by Jens Hoffmann and David Whyte
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223121156310
  • 31223121853510
  • 31223121156328
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9780692666456
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly col. ill.
System control number
  • 948734594
  • (OCoLC)948734594
Label
Plain black : abstract paintings, by Clare Rojas ; with texts by Jens Hoffmann and David Whyte
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223121156310
  • 31223121853510
  • 31223121156328
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9780692666456
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly col. ill.
System control number
  • 948734594
  • (OCoLC)948734594

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