28 x 23 cm | 9 x 11 in
130 ills | 192 pages
Author: Mark Pascale
Marking the artist’s first major publication in his 30-year-plus career, Mel Kendrick: Woodblocks presents a collection of the American artist’s wood block prints and water drawings.
Produced over a period from the early 1990s to the present day, Kendrick’s prints explore bold yet complex arrangements, all the while introducing the subtle grain of the wood, signifying the organic quality of the artist’s creative process.
These large-scale prints, typically measuring 3 × 2 metres in size, are largely informed by the artist’s ongoing sculptural practice, in both spatial engagement and process. Kendrick’s work is discussed within the book through texts that investigate the relationship that the works hold with both architectural and artistic influencers, as well as with his established sculptural practice, through which he has a storied history of using wood, bronze, rubber, paper and cast concrete.
Mel Kendrick has exhibited extensively and to great acclaim since the mid-1970s at institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and the Brooklyn Museum, New York, among many others. His work is included in many significant public collections, including those of the Art Institute of Chicago; the Brooklyn Museum; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Whitney Museum of American Art. He has been the recipient of several awards, including the Francis J. Greenburger Award and the Academy Award for Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.