Essay by Brenda Richardson.
This publication catalogues and explores the latest sculptural installation by Gober, one of contemporary art's most highly regarded figures. Unlike anything that had been seen before, this new work explores questions of sexuality, religion, relationships, nature, and memory, all informed by the current political climate. Loosely following the floor plan of a church, the installation brings together many of Gober's known sculptural motifs and introduces new ones as he continues into uncharted artistic territory. The first of the two volumes includes a comprehensive essay by Brenda Richardson written over the course of the two years of the installation's development. Richardson spent hours in the studio in conversation with Gober, and her lexicon provides an unprecedented glimpse of the working process and multiple layers of meaning in Gober's complex work. The lavishly illustrated second volume reproduces 50 full-color photographs of the completed work.
Published by steidl|mm.
Two volumes. Volume 1: 135 pages; 31 text illustrations. Volume 2: 50 pages; 50 color plates.
6 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches; 17.1 x 24.1 cm