Lari Pittman: A Decorated Chronology
Details: Paperback, 103 pages, 2013
As the centerpiece of its summer 2013 season, CAM presented the first solo U.S. museum exhibition of Los Angeles-based artist Lari Pittman in nearly twenty years. One of the most preeminent artists working today as well as a longtime educator, Pittman is a major influence on contemporary painting. Comprising thirty large-scale paintings and a twenty-four-part works on paper series, the exhibition primarily features newer work from the mid-2000s to the present. Pittman’s work is internationally celebrated for its use of exuberant color and painstaking detail to address contentious subjects such as sexuality, desire, and violence. His paintings combine a visual breathlessness with a sophisticated formal logic to intertwine the personal and the political. "Lari Pittman: A Decorated Chronology" illustrates and celebrates the development of Pittman’s expansive practice over the past thirty years.
Publisher: Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.
Designer: James Goggin, Practise, Chicago.
Text by: Kelly Shindler.
Foreword by: Lisa Melandri.
Editor: Samantha Topol and Sarah Kramer.
Exhibition dates: May 24, 2013–August 11, 2013.
Size: 9 x 11.5 inches