Published in conjunction with a 2008 exhibition featuring graphite sculptures and drawings of American artist Susan York (b. 1951), this catalog features essays by Lucy R. Lippard and DIane Karp.
Susan York is primarily known for reductive work in graphite and ceramics. Her cast and drawn forms are often installed to engage with the architecture of a particular space, combining precise geometry with unexpected elements of asymmetry and tension.
Her site-sensitive installations engage the existing architecture of a chosen site: a room, a wall, or a piece of paper. York’s studies in graphite are a homage to subtlety, with irregularities interrupting otherwise austere geometric forms and producing results that are perhaps more felt than seen. In the exhibition catalogue, Susan York: 3 Columns, Lucy Lippard wrote, “This nuanced fusion of the intellect and sensual experience is precisely what York achieves. In doing so, she takes Minimalism past the post, and into a realm of her own”.