Alternative Beauty: the work of karen jilly is an artist catalog printed in conjunction with Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum’s exhibition of the same name. A twenty-five year survey of paintings, drawings, and prints, this stunning, full-color, 52 page publication measures 9.5 inches high by 8.5 inches wide.The catalog’s Foreword is written by David S. Rubin, who has been active in contemporary art for 40 years. David has held curatorial posts at the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans; Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland; Phoenix Art Museum; and the San Antonio Museum of Art.
Crista Cloutier, who authored the catalog’s Introduction, also functioned as the catalog’s editor. Crista works internationally as an artist and writer, and has been actively involved in the contemporary art world throughout her career. She is the founder of The Working Artist, an online business school for visual artists.
David and Crista’s expertise in the contemporary art world provide historical and contextual insights into Karen’s unique vision of the urban landscape.
Read David Rubin’s Foreword: The Intrigue and Sublime Beauty of the Changing Urban Landscape
Alternative Beauty: the work of karen jilly
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