Martin Creed: Down/up
|Publisher||Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh|
Summer 2010 saw major Martin Creed showings in Edinburgh – a solo exhibition, a staged ballet, a discussion at the International Book Festival, and the development of a public sculpture at the city’s historic Scotsman Steps. Throughout this accompanying book, Creed’s paintings, sculptures and photographed performances reveal his current obsessions: progression, and scale. Progression and scale in terms of size, form and colour, from geometrically precise stacks of objects, through series of colour-field paintings, to performances that traverse the musical scale. Essays by Alex Coles and Fiona Bradley explain Creed’s conceptual eloquence, and the conscientious ordering and re-ordering that gives his art its magic.
|112 p, hb, ills colour & bw, 19 x 19 cm, English|