Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780941548816 Will Publish February 2021

Silke Otto-Knapp

In the Waiting Room

Edited by Silke Otto-Knapp and Solvieg Øvstebø

Silke Otto-Knapp

Edited by Silke Otto-Knapp and Solvieg Øvstebø

Distributed for Renaissance Society

Edited by Karsten Lund and Solvieg Ovstebo
With Essays by Catriona Macleod, Darby English, and Rachel Hann
132 pages | 24 color plates, 38 halftones | 10 3/8 x 8 3/4
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780941548816 Will Publish February 2021
Los Angeles-based artist Silke Otto-Knapp has developed a painting practice characterized by its rigorous process and attentiveness to the medium’s possibilities. Using layers of black watercolor pigment, she builds up delicate surfaces, producing subtle variations in density and a powerful sense of atmosphere. Otto-Knapp’s exhibition at the Renaissance Society, In the waiting room, presented a new group of large-scale free-standing paintings in that evokes a multidimensional stage set. Some depict silhouetted bodies while others introduce scenic elements reminiscent of painted backdrops.

Offering a close look at the exhibition, this volume includes an array of illustrations, a conversation between curator Solveig Øvstebø and the artist, and four newly commissioned essays by Carol Armstrong, Darby English, Rachel Hann, and Catriona MacLeod, grounded in art history and performance studies.
 
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