Structure and Surface: Beads in Contemporary American Art. Published by John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, 1990. First Edition. Card covers. 8vo up to 9½” tall, 32pp. Illustrated. In fine condition without marks, tears or folds.
This catalogue documents an exhibition designed to focus attention on the myriad formal and content-related issues which stem from contemporary artists’ usage and eclectic handling of beads. It encompassed 43 works by 12 artists: Buster Cleveland, NY; Arch Connelly, NY; Robert Ebendorf, CA; Larry Fuente, CA; John Garrett, CA; William Harper, FL; Mimi Holmes, IA; Sherry Markovitz, WA; Susan Rezac, IL; Joyce Scott, MD; Simon Sparrow, WI; and Rhonda Zwillinger, NY. The catalogue also includes an essay by Mark Richard Leach, a short statement on each artist, catalogue entries, one color illustration of a work by each artist in the exhibition, and a select bibliography. 002307