Introduction by Marla Price and Jeremy Strick; Interview with David Bates by Michael Auping; Essay by Jeremy Strick
Published 2014 by Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and Nasher Sculpture Center
© 2014 The Board of Trustees, Fort Worth Art Association
© 2014 Nasher Sculpture Center
Interview © 2014 Michael Auping and David Bates
11 ¾ x 10 x 1 1/8 in.
162 color, 14 b&w illustrations
Cover: 4-color printed matte paper over board
Jacket: 4-color printed glossy paper
In a career spanning more than forty years, Bates has combined exquisite technique with a deep understanding of American modernist traditions, resulting in a body of work that is at once sophisticated, soulful, and accessible. From his lush early paintings of the Arkansas nature conservancy Grassy Lake and the Texas Gulf Coast, to his reliefs, sculptures, and assemblages created in a variety of materials, to his most recent paintings depicting survivors of Hurricane Katrina, self-portraits and a return to still life, this exhibition catalogue provides an in-depth look at the work of a unique and significant American artist. With illustrations of over 130 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, this book fully captures the career of one of North Texas’s most beloved artists.
Published on the occasion of a career survey exhibition of the Bates’s work, presented jointly and concurrently by the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, this handsomely illustrated catalogue includes an essay by Nasher Sculpture Center Director Jeremy Strick, which provides an in-depth look into the artist’s work in three dimensions and traces the biography of the artist from the beginnings of his sculpture-making in 1992 to his current studio practice. Also included is an interview of the artist by Michael Auping, Chief Curator of Modern Art Museum of Modern Art Fort Worth.