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Written by Ali Subotnick
Publication Date: November 9, 2015
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Prestel
Trim Size:
9.13in. × 6.57in. × 1.11in.
ISBN: 9783791354712

About This Book

This generously illustrated book offers the first comprehensive overview of the work of the Los Angeles-based interdisciplinary artist Francis Stark. Frances Stark deftly deploys text, image, and literary sources in her drawings, collages, paintings, and video works that reflect on her roles as artist, mother, woman, and teacher.
Throughout her career she has experimented with alternative
modes of expression, as in her critically acclaimed video My
Best Thing; her PowerPoint work Structures that fit my opening
(and other parts considered in relation to their whole); and
the performance Put a Song in Your Thing. Companion to an
exhibition that documents Stark's 25-year long career, this
book contains 125 works in which Stark employs words and
images to create provocative and self-referential works that
speak to the complexities of daily life. This book includes fullpage
detailed images that provide an insight into the highly
tactile and complex nature of Stark's work. Also included are
newly commissioned essays, and a collection of brief reflections
by a variety of prominent artists and writers whom Stark
asked to revisit specific topics they've discussed or written
about previously. Filled with high-quality reproductions and
thoughtful commentary, this book is the definitive resource on
Stark's accomplished, varied, and affecting body of work.

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