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Frieze Viewing Room - Michelle Stuart

May 8 – 15, 2020

Michelle Stuart Logbook for Lost Horizons, 1984 Graphite, encaustic, rock marks, earth, paper, linen, hydrocal 12 x 11 x 3.5 inches (30.5 x 27.9 x 8.9 cm) GL13110
Michelle Stuart Paquet Book, 1984 Earth, encaustic, pigments, string, wax, fiber/rag 8.5 x 7.5 x 2 inches (21.6 x 19.1 x 5.1 cm) GL13112
Michelle Stuart Afriqya: Night Chant, 1983 Earth from site near Ait Ben Haddou, Morocco, paper, gypsum 11 x 10 x 3 inches (27.9 x 25.4 x 7.6 cm) GL14516
Michelle Stuart Nazca Lines Chart Book, 1981-82 Earth, graphite, laminated handmade paper 11.25 x 31 x 2.25 inches (28.6 x 78.7 x 5.7 cm) GL13125
Michelle Stuart Project for a Chart of the Earth Reflecting the Sky, 1983 Earth from Zagora, Moroco, plaster, handmade paper 17.5 x 21.5 x 2 inches (44.5 x 54.6 x 5.1 cm) GL13126
Michelle Stuart Adena, 1978 Earth from site, woven string, cloth, muslin-mounted rag paper 14 x 14 x 1 inches (35.6 x 35.6 x 2.5 cm) GL14514
Michelle Stuart Niagara River Rock Book, 1975 Earth from Niagara River, paper, cotton cloth 7 x 13 x 1 inches (17.8 x 33 x 2.5 cm) GL14515
Michelle Stuart Tapa, 1998 Seeds, beeswax, pigments and wood 12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm) GL12758
Michelle Stuart Flight of Time, 2016 Suite of eighty-eight archival inkjet photographs Framed, each: 8.6 x 11.1 x .6 inches (21.9 x 28.3 x 1.4 cm) Overall: 71.5 x 126 inches (181.6 x 320 cm) GL12684
Michelle Stuart Eclipse II August 21, 2017, 2017-18 Suite of twenty-five archival inkjet photographs Framed, each: 8.63 x 11.13 x .6 inches (21.9 x 28.3 x 1.4 cm) Overall: 44.5 x 57 inches (113 x 144.8 cm) GL12702
Michelle Stuart The Sea Was A Mirror, 2017 Archival inkjet photograph 13 x 19 inches (33 x 48.3 cm) Framed: 13.2 x 19.2 x .9 inches (33.4 x 48.7 x 2.2 cm) GL12693
Michelle Stuart Memory: Sailor's Fantasy, 2017 Archival inkjet photograph 13 x 19 inches (33 x 48.3 cm) Framed: 13.2 x 19.2 x .9 inches (33.4 x 48.7 x 2.2 cm) GL12700

Press Release


Galerie Lelong & Co., New York, is pleased to announce a solo presentation of sculptural book works by Michelle Stuart for Frieze Viewing Room in collaboration with Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Beverly Hills.


This presentation is part of Frieze New York’s curated program “Spotlight,” a showcase of solo exhibitions of work by pioneering figures of the 20th century and is curated by Laura Hoptman (Executive Director of the Drawing Center, New York).

This will mark the first presentation solely dedicated to Stuart’s book works, which have been an integral component of her practice and were often made from indigenous materials found at sites where she executed her unique Land Art-based works. The artist’s books had been included in Stuart’s major presentation at the 57th Venice Biennale (2017), Viva Arte Viva! curated by Christine Macel.

"[Stuart's] book-like objects...chart their own poetic lexicon—a 'language of marks,' to adopt the title of one such tome... the books present more of a 'mystery' to the viewer—most cannot be opened, and few contain actual language or information... They cannot be read; they must be read as forms." – Mira Dayal on Michelle Stuart's books, "Leaves of Grass," Artforum, February 2020

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