Vintage hardback coffee table book cataloging Ellen Gallagher's oeuvre. By The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, published in 2001. First edition, 119 pages.
"Ellen Gallagher's work is muscular and delicate, intelligent and moving, subtle and compelling. Like a piece of music or literature, her paintings invite the viewer to travel through them, tracing and returning to recurrent themes and images. Images of constraint and expansion, race and blackness sit on both the surface and in the depths of her paintings. Despite the immense scale of some of the work, there is an intimacy that derives from the intense subjectivity and repetitive labor of Gallagher's approach. The constant shifts between vastness and intimacy are both the structure and the mirror of her themes."
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