Lure.

Author: 
Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Scholarly level: 
Faculty/Staff
Date created: 
1988
Keywords: 
Conceptual artist's book
Painting
Writing
Abstract: 

"Lure" is an artist’s book by Allyson Clay with four texts accompanied by four black and white plans for paintings.  The texts give detailed and technical instructions on how to construct conventional hard-edged abstract paintings. The instructions, however, are interspersed with words and passages of a narrative and subjective quality. The seriousness of making the abstract paintings is undercut by the textual intervention; however, the intervening text is also serious since it is assertive, emotional, and elevates the subjectivity of the artist in contrast to an ossified tradition of painting. 

Description: 

Exhibiton: Lure, Vancouver, Artspeak Gallery, 1988

Material: heavy weight paper

 
Language: 
English
Document type: 
Book
File(s): 
Extent: 
8.5 x 7 inches
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