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Gail Roberts

Santa Monica, CA: Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, 2011

Synopsis: Produced in conjunction with the artist's second solo exhibition at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, April 16-May 28, 2011, the catalog features an essay by Dr. Joanne Berelowitz. In Gail Roberts's new paintings, images of birds' nests are paired with books, titles and passages of text, creating a vehicle for inquiry and commentary into the artist's reflections on nature, culture, and man's temporal existence. The paintings are a further investigation of themes that she has explored in different ways throughout her 35-year career as a painter. Books and, in particular, classic literature, came into focus several years ago when she created a series of paintings that referenced the accumulation of objects in her personal life–memorials to the amassing of material items that illuminate and reassess what is valued and what is discarded. Roberts's paintings of nests and books become stand-ins for the genres of landscape and still life, and, by extension—landscape as text, building upon the tradition of Emerson, 19th-century American Luminist painting, and the language-based art of the 1960s and 70s Conceptual movement.

Category: Exhibition Catalog
Pages: 34 pp.
Dimensions: 22.9 x 22.9 cm
Format: Soft cover
Binding: glue bound
Process: digital offset
Color: color
Edition: 100

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