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EXALTED NATURE: THE REAL AND FANTASTIC WORLD OF CHARLES BURCHFIELD
Essays by: Nancy Weekly and Audrey Lewis
The beautifully illustrated, 132-page catalogue contains essays by both Nancy Weekly, the world’s leading authority on the American artist Charles Ephraim Burchfield (1893-1967), and Audrey Lewis, the Brandywine’s Associate Curator. Lewis traces the origins of modernism in Burchfield’s work in comparison with American landscapists. Weekly researched the collegial relationship between Burchfield and Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009), whose artistic family history is preserved and exhibited at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. Although Burchfield was twenty-four years older, he and Wyeth interacted professionally on a number of occasions.
In the Fullness of Time: Painting in Buffalo 1832-1972
240 page hardbound book featuring 100 works of art by 86 artists.
Essay by Tullis Johnson, Scott Propeack and Albert Michaels, PhD
Full color. Illustrated.
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Adele Cohen: A Life in the Arts
By Robert S. Bertholf
This 150 page book depicts the life and works of American artist Adele Cohen (1922-2002). Cohen who was born and lived in Buffalo NY quickly created an abstract painting style that was rooted in expressionism, reflected her views on the human condition, and sought beauty in the dark side of life. Buffalo in the 1950s and 1960s was a cutting-edge cultural environment that nurtured the talents of Adele Cohen and many other artists.
Being There : Bruce Jackson, Photographs 1962-2012
By: Scott Propeack, Anthony Bannon Ph.D., Tom Rankin and Bruce Jackson
There are many photographers who are experts in the history and development of the field; Bruce Jackson is a scholar and a humanist who creates images as a connection between teaching and communicating a social activism. The tradition of the photo essay is long established and Jackson’s early work (photography, film and musical recordings) of the 1970’s – in work prisons of the south – is a part of that development. To the extent that it has become part of the Smithsonian’s Folkways recordings.
Frank Lloyd Wright: Windows of the Martin House
Edited By Jack Quinan
Published in conjuction with the FLW: Windows of the Darwin Martin House exhibition at Burchfield Penney Art Center, this catalog focuses on the windows as a "key to understanding Wright's unique approach to architectural space". 39 pages
Spain: Rock, Roll, Rumbles, Rebels & Revolution
Essays by: Anthony Bannon Ph.D, Edmund Cardoni and Don Metz
Spain: Rock, Roll, Rumbles, Rebels & Revolution is an in-depth career retrospective of the graphic works, iconic characters and recurring motifs of Manuel "Spain" Rodriguez, the Buffalo-born comic book artist. The book won a Gold Award as well as a Judge's Choice Award at the 2013 Addys in Buffalo, NY.
Storyboard: The Sexual Politics of Jackie Felix
Essays By A. Felix, Nancy Weekly, Sara Kellner and Richard Huntington
Jackie Felix is recognized in the art world as a dynamic artist whose fearless artworks represent topical social issues, such as female identity, pop culture and sexual politics as illustrated in this 43 page catalog.
Alexander Levy: American Artist, Art Deco Painter
Essays By: Scott Propeak, Albert Michaels, Ph.D., William Gerdts, Ph.D., Jack Foran and Bruce Fisher
Born in Bonn, Germany in 1881, Alexander O. Levy’s profound talents established him as one of the most sought-after artists of the early twentieth century. He came to Buffalo in 1909, eventually working as an art director for the Larkin Company. Alexander Levy gained prominence as a painter whose work, featuring detailed lines and allegorical themes, epitomized the emergence of Art Deco. The artist was celebrated in solo exhibitions in Paris, London, New York City, Chicago and Buffalo. Since his death in 1947, however, there have been only two notable exhibitions of Levy’s work. Rediscover the legacy of this remarkable artist through Alexander Levy: American Artist, Art Deco Painter-an exhibition of renewal for an individual who should again be heralded for his work’s lasting virtuosity and beauty.
By: Janelle Lynch
Janelle Lynch is a large-format (8x10) photographic artist and writer based in New York City whose work has been widely exhibited and published, she was the 2013 Artist-in-Residence at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. Her photographs of anthropomorphized trees, walls of litter-strewn vegetation, rocks and disintegrating leaves were all taken during a four-year stay in Barcelona between 2007 and 2011. Hardcover, 75 pages.
Blistering Vision: Charles E. Burchfield's Sublime American Landscapes
Blistering Vision: Charles E. Burchfield’s Sublime American Landscapes by Tullis Johnson with contributions from Lucy R. Lippard, Scott Propeack and Anthony Bannon is published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. The 128 page book features more than 85 full color illustrations of paintings and drawings by Charles Burchfield.
Charles E. Burchfield's Journals A Poetry of Place
Edited by J. Benjamin Townsend
Charles Burchfield was always keeping a journal, this 737 page hardcover book explores his journals to explain the way he saw and experienced nature, as well as everyday life challenges. Completing the text are 41 color plates and 131 black and white illustrations.
James Vullo: Deconstructing Urbania Exhibition Catalog
Essay By Valerie Ann Leeds PhD
Works from the 1930s and 40s, his focus frequently incorporated people and buildings in his home town of Buffalo. See his work evolve into what would become his most recognizable artistic identity-cubist celebrations of the built environment. Includes 43 color plates.
Mortals+Immortals: 35th Year Celebration Anthology
Edited By: David Lampe
This 181 page paperback book recognizes the significant contribution that poetics plays in the cultural life of Western New York. Featuring poems by: John Logan, Ansie Baird, Carl Dennis, Leslie Fiedler, Irving Feldman, John Clarke, Mac Hammond, William Sylvester, Ann Goldsmith, Jan Murray, Raymond Federman, Robert Creeley, Emily Grosholz, Robert Lax, Charles Bernstein, Susan Howe and sketches by Harvey Breverman.
The Likeness of Being: Portraits by Philip Burke Book
Published By: Burchfield Penney Art Center, Design By: White Bicycle
This book was created in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name and takes an in depth look at Philip's career. Burke creates portraits—part caricature, part abstract expression—that vividly capture the essence of the person he's painting. His process begins with careful study of the landscape of the subject's face, sketching until he's gained an intimate understanding of the geometry and topography of the individual's unique features. Knowing how the person looks allows Burke the freedom to explore who they really are. That's when, as the artist describes it, the "dance" begins, resulting in lyrical explosions of color on canvas and bold pen strokes on paper. As faces warp and melt, the soul of the subject—from musicians to movie stars, from athletes to politicians, from family and friends to Burke himself—comes into view. The Likeness of Being brings together powerful portraits from throughout the artist's prolific career.