Book Launch for:
Austin Thomas: Perches and Drawings (2006)
published by Grinnell College's Faulconer Gallery, with essays by Roger D. Hodge, Jeffrey Kastner, Shamim M. Momin, and Daniel Strong. 88 pages with 78 color photographs.
Wednesday, May 3, 2006, 6 to 8 PM
Michael Steinberg Fine Art
526 w. 26th Street, #215
Austin Thomas: Perches and Drawings is the first monograph on Austin Thomas's work documenting her work to date (2006). The volume includes four insightful essays by Roger D. Hodge, editor of Harper's magazine, Jeffrey Kastner, senior editor of the Brooklyn-based cultural journal Cabinet, Shamim M. Momin, Associate Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Branch Director and Curator, Whitney Museum at Altria, and Daniel Strong, Associate Director and Curator of Exhibitions, Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College.
Using Thoreau as a starting point, Roger D. Hodge describes the progression of Thomas's work from the retelling other people's stories in Stones I've Known (1999) to building platforms, Perchance (2004), for stories to take place. Jeffrey Kastner discusses Thomas's work in terms of the provisionality of her "perches," while Shamim M. Momin's essay takes the form of a travelogue and Daniel Strong muses on the backyard deck and his personal encounters with Thomas...