This comprehensive catalogue published in October 2011 by AMSET
accompanies the exhibition Obsessive Worlds. This exhibition features 51
works by 15 contemporary artists whose work is defined by an obsessive
aesthetic. Artists featured include: Paul Booker, Harvey Bott, Elisa D’Arrigo,
Charlotte Smith, Shawn Smith, Vincent Falsetta, Lauren Levy, Marco Maggi,
Gabriel de la Mora, Beili Liu, John Adelman, Susie Rosmarin, Jonathan
Whitfill and Mary McCleary. Catalogue features full color reproductions and
details of all artworks, critical essay by exhibition curator Sarah E. Hamilton,
exhibition checklist, interviews with the artists, photographs of the artists
and acknowledgements by AMSET Executive Director Lynn P. Castle.
Sedrick Huckaby: From Earth to Heaven
AMSET has published this catalogue to accompany the exhibition of the same
title by Fort Worth, Texas based artist Sedrick Huckaby. Huckaby creates "quilt
paintings" and portraits of his family in thick, impasto paint. His paintings
embrace the defining and personal moments of family life, and show his
inspiration of his family, faith and his African-American heritage.
Rusty Scruby: Playing in the Sand
This beautiful catalogue was published by AMSET to accompany the
exhibition Playing in the Sand by artist Rusty Scruby. It features images
of his dynamically engineered photographic reconstruction sculptures of
beach scenes. The analytically derived two and three-dimensional works
demonstrate the perfect balance Scruby achieves by blending his learned
abilities in math and music with art. Using a series of repetitious
photographs, drawings, paper or plastic, he cuts, folds and weaves
together complex constructions.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler
Realism in Print
From the Dr. Richard L. Shorkey Collection
This catalogue details the extraordinary collection of Whistler prints from the AMSET permanent collection,
donated to the museum by the late Dr. Richard L. Shorkey.
Felix Fox Harris
Hardcover: 48 pp., 8.75" x 8.75"
AMSET has published a book about the life and artwork of Beaumont
self-taught artist and local legend Felix "Fox" Harris. Designed to
accompany the semi-permanent gallery dedicated to Harris'' amazing
totem-like folk art sculptures and interactive Web site, the book
features photographs by fine art photographer Keith Carter and an essay by Patricia
Carter, art collectors who befriended Harris in the 1980s. Also included is
a historical overview of the artwork as part of the AMSET permanent
collection by Executive Director Lynn Castle.
John Alexander: A Retrospective
Hardcover: 208 pp.
This beautifully illustrated book accompanies the exhibition examining the artist's
three-decade career, organized by the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. It includes
essays by Jane Livingston, author and independent art historian, who is the curator
of the exhibition; Alison de Lima Greene, curator of contemporary art at the MFAH;
and Robert Hughes, art critic.
George Tobolowsky: Poetry in Steel
Softcover: 49 pp.
Dallas sculptor George Tobolowsky constructs his creations by transforming steel
into a visual memory that reflects his business experiences of the past several
decades. A savvy executive who has analyzed humanity’s trials and tribulations
in the legal and real estate world, Tobolowsky channels a solid understanding of
metallurgy into whimsical and curvilinear forms. The striking juxtaposition
between the brawn of his medium and the fluidity of his compositions harmonize
with remarkable success. Catalogue includes essays by AMSET Curator Ray
Daniel, Artist Curator James Surls and Dr. Edmund (Ted) P. Pillsbury, Ph.D.
Designed by Laura McCurdy.
The Art of Cue: Richard Black
Essay by AMSET Executive Director Lynn P. Castle
$5/Softcover: 36 pp., 6x9”.
The Art of Cue showcases 15 cues by Black, a master craftsman from
Humble, Texas. This exhibition was the first of its kind in a fine art
museum in North America. Black is renowned in the cue world for
balancing a deft handling of exquisite, precious materials with the
functional demands of creating utilitarian cues.