Painting, Edited by Terry R. Myers '87, Arrives in Bookstores
March 28, 2011
March 28, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — Terry R. Myers, associate professor of painting & drawing at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and 1987 graduate of DePauw University, is editor of Painting. Published by MIT Press, the book is part of the "Documents of Contemporary Art" series and is co-published with Whitechapel Gallery.
"The ‘death of painting’ and its subsequent resurrection in transformed conditions is an oft-rehearsed leitmotif of the modernist era, yet from the postconceptual painting revival of the early 1980s to the present new perspectives have emerged that reopen the entire field, not only globally but historically beyond the past century," notes a synopsis of the book. "The diversity of meanings and practices signified by painting today can encompass the eclecticism associated with net-surfing and the philosophical naming as ‘painting’ of artworks that manifest no trace of paint. This is the first anthology to bring together key statements, dialogues and debates by artists and writers on art that have been building blocks of the latest era in painting’s history ... Artists surveyed include Glenn Brown, Vija Celmins, John Currin, Marlene Dumas, Olafur Eliasson, Bernard Frize, Katharina Grosse, Andreas Gursky, Peter Halley, Gary Hume, Jutta Koether, Paul McCarthy, Suzanne McCleland, Beatriz Milhazes, Takashi Murakami, Albert Oehlen, Lari Pittman, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter, Robert Ryman, David Salle, Chéri Samba, Jim Shaw, Jessica Stockholder, Philip Taaffe, Luc Tuymans, Jeff Wall and Sue Williams."
Myers is a Chicago and Los Angeles-based writer, educator and independent curator and a regular contributor to numerous international journals, including Art Review, Parkett, and Modern Painters. A double major in studio art and art history at DePauw, he previously authored the book Mary Heilmann: Save the Last Dance for Me.
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