The Work of Carol Rhodes - Book Launch

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Reid Building, 2nd Floor

Glasgow School of Art

164 Renfrew Street

Glasgow

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The launch of a major new monograph on the work of Carol Rhodes published by Skira Editore.

Carol Rhodes has been one of the most distinctive painters working in the UK in recent times. The significant body of work that she has produced over the past twenty five years assimilates and moves beyond two major critical impasses for modern painting: photography and pure abstraction.

Rhodes makes small-scale paintings depicting, from aerial viewpoints, encounters between the natural environment and human intervention, fictional syntheses resulting from a re-mixing of photographic sources. Finding beauty in deserted and apparently alienating places, her paintings allow us to contemplate our own relationship to the world around us.

Carol Rhodes was born in Edinburgh in 1959 and spent her early years in India. She studied at Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, and has lived and worked in Glasgow through her career, and has played an important role in the cultural life of that city and beyond.

This new monograph reproduces over forty of her paintings and, for the first time, a significant number of drawings. Specially commissioned texts by curator Lynda Morris and art critic Moira Jeffrey discuss Rhodes’s work in the context of her biography and cultural background, and examine its place and importance in contemporary art.

The monograph also includes an interview with Rhodes by consultant and former gallerist Andrew Mummery. Rhodes’s thoughts about her art have rarely appeared in print before and their inclusion here will be especially valuable. As well as the full-page plates, archival and documentary photographs accompany the texts, chronology, exhibition history and bibliography sections. The book provides the most comprehensive overview of Rhodes’s work yet available, and will be a standard reference work on the artist.

Image credit: Carol Rhodes

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Reid Building, 2nd Floor

Glasgow School of Art

164 Renfrew Street

Glasgow

G3 6RF

United Kingdom

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