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Sherry Markovitz: Paintings and Sculptures, 1979-2007 Chris Bruce

Sherry Markovitz: Paintings and Sculptures, 1979-2007

Chris Bruce

Published January 1st 2008
ISBN : 9780975566244
Hardcover
120 pages
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This book brings together forty-two works spanning nearly three decades of Seattle artist Sherry Markovitzs remarkable development. It traces the evolution of her work from the obsessively beaded and extravagantly patterned taxidermy heads to theMoreThis book brings together forty-two works spanning nearly three decades of Seattle artist Sherry Markovitzs remarkable development. It traces the evolution of her work from the obsessively beaded and extravagantly patterned taxidermy heads to the more subdued and haunting figurative paintings and doll sculptures. The work is intensely alive and transformative, its sources rooted in personal experience set in conversation with diverse cultural paradigms. Throughout more than a quarter century of work, Markovitz has shown a remarkable consistency of vision, intensity of focus, and absolute acceptance of beauty, which she extends regularly to opulence. Through highly informative and engaging essays by Chris Bruce and Josine Ianco-Starrels as well as the artists own commentaries, Sherry Markovitz: Shimmer provides the defining statement on this unique artist and her captivating work. Chris Bruce is director of the Museum of Art, Washington State University, Pullman. Josine Ianco-Starrels is the curator at the Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University, Ashland.