"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.
Exhibiton: Lure, Vancouver, Artspeak Gallery, 1988
Material: heavy weight paper
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