Tense and Spaced Out
Polar Nights, Glacial Chaos and the Ecology of Misery
Katherine Pickard & Tim Saltarelli (Eds.)
American artist Blake Rayne’s (b. 1969) approach to painting stems from the duplicity of words like script, folder, application, dissolve and screen. These operative terms situate his work between forms of linguistic description and the history of reflexive material practices in art. He begins from an orientation that considers the terms painter and painting as fictions with no stable material definition, shaped by always evolving social, institutional and physical relations. Published in conjunction with Rayne’s first survey exhibition, Cabin of the Accused at the Blaffer Art Museum, Houston, TX (2017), Tense and Spaced Out spans Rayne’s work over the last decade, featuring long-form essays by Sean Paul, Jaleh Mansoor, Javier Sánchez Martínez and John Kelsey, and shorter statements by Laura Owens and David Lewis. The publication also includes documentation of the exhibition by a group of local high school students and a magazine dedicated to Rayne’s 2013 book-object Almanac.
8 ½ x 11 in. / 206 pp / 9 b&w and 150 color
Retail Price: $45.00
SEQUENCE PRESS, NEW YORK
BLAFFER ART MUSEUM, HOUSTON