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Charles Gaines: Gridwork 1974–1989

Naima J. Keith, with Thelma Golden, Anne Ellegood, Malik Gaines, Jamillah James, Courtney J. Martin, Abbe Schriber, Bennett Simpson, Howard Singerman and Ellen Tani.

168 pages, Hardcover

In a career spanning more than four decades, the American artist Charles Gaines (b. 1944) has become known for his conceptually rigorous and formally compelling works exploring the relationship between aesthetics, politics, language, and systems. Charles Gianes: Gridwork 1974–1989 focuses on his early series employing systematic and rules-based processes. Essays and an interview with the artist examine his working methods and situate his output within a broad cultural context. This is the first comprehensive survey of Gaines’s pioneering work of the 1970s and 1980s.

Edited by Naima J. Keith with a foreword by Thelma Golden and contributions by Anne Ellegood, Malik Gaines, Jamillah James, Courtney J. Martin, Abbe Schriber, Bennett Simpson, Howard Singerman and Ellen Tani.

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