1

Your cart is empty.

***Ooga Booga in Chinatown LA is temporarily closed until further notice - due to this there may be delays with shipping. We apologize for the inconvenience! Thank you :)

Product Image Christina Ramberg: A Retrospective: 1968–1988

Christina Ramberg: A Retrospective: 1968–1988

"For me the word Flesh means above all apprehension, hair standing on end, flesh laid bare with all the intellectual profundity of this spectacle of pure flesh and all its consequences for the senses, that is, for the sentiments." – Antonin Artaud

For twenty years, Christina Ramberg sustained an investigation of the human condition via the body, as it is made opaque and inscrutable by the apparel and adornment in which it is dressed. Shrunk, frayed, patched, torn, wrinkled-Ramberg pushes the problem of the garment well beyond metaphor. Her paintings are among the most personal work to emerge out of Chicago's Imagist group. In her late abstractions, attire falls away completely, revealing a raw spiritual mechanism that is decidedly impure.

In their catalogue essays, Dennis Adrian and Carol Becker each trace the course of Ramberg's continuous meditations on the body through her art-Adrian on the paintings formal and symbolic significance, and Becker on their psychological explorations of female embodiment and subjectivity.

Softcover, 32 pp., 12 color, 11 b/w illus., 12 x 9 inches, Renaissance Society 1988




*more items available at our two los angeles locations