Chloe Wise book
DIMENSIONS 11.4" x 8.2" MEDIUM Hardcover book, clothbound with dust jacket, 168 pages
Texts by Jeffrey Deitch, Loreta Lamargese, Eric Wareheim and Chloe Wise
Cataloguing paintings, drawings, video, and sculptures from 2014 to 2016, the book weaves through studio views, exhibitions, and personal photos, offering a further mediation on an artist already spread across multiple platforms. Wise's work speaks through an energetic and waggish visual language - a lexicon of collapsed consumer sources, from vied-after luxury handbags to multinational cheesecake-heavy restaurant chains.
Featuring 138 full-color plates of artworks and additional color photographs chosen by the artist, Chloe Wise presents a thorough overview of the young artist's exuberant early career. The monograph is framed by curator Jeffrey Deitch's essay "Concrete Comedy," contextualizing Wise amongst Pop Art, her peers, and incipient technologies. Loreta Lamargese's essay, "Wanting, wanting, and wavering," looks at how Wise's work encapsulates queer pleasure under neoliberal politics, while Eric Wareheim's conversation with Wise, his oft-collaborator, is ripe with expected off-kilter humor. The book is complete with an original artwork-cum-dust jacket, a concentric slippage of the artist into her first literary foray.