Publisher: Inventory Press
A two-decade survey conceived as an inventory of materials This volume collects two decades of work by Brooklyn-based artist Sara Greenberger Rafferty (born 1978), known for her material transformation of photographs and use of comedy as artistic strategy. The book is organized by material sensibilities around paper, plastic, glass, metal, fabric scraps and "garbage." Studio Visitreconfigures the format of a monograph, sharing roughly 20 years of artwork through intimate studio documentation, sketches, notes and other ephemera. This chronology is punctuated by full-color case studies of major works in photography, sculpture and installation. With writings from Rafferty and image descriptions by art historian Kate Nesin, Studio Visitalso includes new writing by Kristan Kennedy and Oscar Bedford, as well as reprinted texts by Reverend Warren Debenham, media scholar Shannon Mattern and more. Studio Visitsurveys Sara Greenberger Rafferty's cultural commentary through dynamic and conceptually rigorous art.