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Plain Black: Abstract Paintings
This volume--the first on the artist in many years--surveys the recent abstractions of the much-admired San Francisco painter Clare Rojas (born 1976). Known for her association with a generation of artists that became internationally prominent through the exhibition Beautiful Losers, Rojas in her earlier paintings drew from various Russian and Eastern European folkloric su ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published November 22nd 2016 by Kavi Gupta
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I love how Rojas's paintings in this book look like abstract collages. Moving away from her more folky Quaker-ish images, Plain Black delivers a steadily breathtaking array of geometrically sharp and sure-handed color wonders. There were some pages where I gasped. Rojas (aka musician Peggy Honeywell) has a really interesting history. Check out this New York Times profile on her and her husband, Barry McGee, from 2015.