Item description for Brad Kahlhamer by Jeffrey Deitch, Dean Sobel & Mariuccia Casadio...
Brad Kahlhamer fuses exuberant Expressionist painting with the visionary tradition of Native American art, resulting in what the critic Michael Cohen describes as "a new narrative of how the West was won that allows the original inhabitants to live to tell the tale." Kahlhamer draws in part from visual sources in the country western and Native American rock-music scenes, and his landscapes swirl with an atavistic energy; they seem to have a sound that accompanies their visual rhythm. Their unruly cast of characters, dead and alive, from the artist's life and from his imagination, are visited by the great American bald eagle, who sweeps though the frame as the artist's surrogate. Kahlhamer's immersion into his personal American landscape finds him mixing representations of the real into what he calls a visionary "third place," counted out from the "first place" of his Native American heritage, and the "second place" of his more conventional American upbringing with his adoptive parents. This, his own personal third America, gleefully mingles the real and the imaginary. This volume is the first complete survey of Kahlhamer's work to date, covering more than 10 years of material.
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Studio: Charta/Deitch Projects
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11" Width: 9.4" Height: 0.6" Weight: 2.4 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2007
Publisher Charta/Deitch Projects
ISBN 8881586290 ISBN13 9788881586295
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More About Jeffrey Deitch, Dean Sobel & Mariuccia Casadio
Jeffrey Deitch is an art advisor, art writer, exhibition organizer, and the founder of Deitch Projects, an art gallery in Soho, New York that, since 1996, has consistently shown some of the most cutting-edge international contemporary art. As an independent curator, he has put together numerous exhibitions including Post Human, Strange Abstraction, and Artificial Nature. His writing has appeared in Art in America, Arts, and numerous exhibition catalogues, and he was the first American editor for Flash Art. Prior to opening his own art advisory firm in 1988, he was a vice president at Citibank, where he developed and managed the bank's art advisory and art finance business.