Someday Is Now

Someday Is Now

The Art of Corita Kent

Book - 2013
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"This full-scale survey of Corita Kent's work includes prints and ephemera from all phases of her life, revealing her importance as an activist printmaker and a sylistic innovator in graphic design. Artist, activist, teacher, and devout Catholic Corita Kent (1918-1986) eloquently combined her passions for faith and politics during her rich and varied career. As a teacher at LA's Immaculate Heart College, she fostered a creative and collaborative arts community and developed an interest in printmaking. Her posters, murals, and signature serigraphs combined messages of love and faith with images from popular culture and inventive use of type and color. For Kent, printmaking was a populist medium to communicate with the world around her. This activist spirit came most alive in the 1960s, when her posters and murals addressed subjects like racism and poverty, U.S. military brutalities in Vietnam, and conflicts between radical and conservative positions in the Catholic Church. Even after the war, and after she had left the church, she continued to be active in Boston's urban issues, producing prints and commissioned works until her death in 1986. Full of the lively, colorful work that was so iconically hers, this volume presents four decades of a life dedicated to serving others through and with the language of art"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Saratoga Springs, New York :, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College ;, Munich ;, New York :, DelMonico Books/Prestel,, 2013.
ISBN: 9783791352336
3791352334
Characteristics: 254 pages : illustrations ; 26 x 31 cm
Contents: Someday is now / Michael Duncan
A very democratic form / Cynthia Burlingham
Oral history / compiled by Alexandra Carrera : 1918-1962 ; 1963-1967 ; 1968-1986
Artists respond / compiled by Ian Berry : Julie Ault ; Jason Simon ; Juliette Bellocq ; Aaron Rose ; Karen Carson ; Ciara Phillips ; Lorraine Wild ; Lari Pittman ; Deborah Kass ; Roy Dowell ; Andrea Bowers ; Pae White ; Steve Hurd ; Carrie Moyer and Sheila Pepe ; Jim Isermann ; Mike Kelley ; Barbara Loste and Frances Snyder ; Jim Hodges.
Summary: "This full-scale survey of Corita Kent's work includes prints and ephemera from all phases of her life, revealing her importance as an activist printmaker and a sylistic innovator in graphic design. Artist, activist, teacher, and devout Catholic Corita Kent (1918-1986) eloquently combined her passions for faith and politics during her rich and varied career. As a teacher at LA's Immaculate Heart College, she fostered a creative and collaborative arts community and developed an interest in printmaking. Her posters, murals, and signature serigraphs combined messages of love and faith with images from popular culture and inventive use of type and color. For Kent, printmaking was a populist medium to communicate with the world around her. This activist spirit came most alive in the 1960s, when her posters and murals addressed subjects like racism and poverty, U.S. military brutalities in Vietnam, and conflicts between radical and conservative positions in the Catholic Church. Even after the war, and after she had left the church, she continued to be active in Boston's urban issues, producing prints and commissioned works until her death in 1986. Full of the lively, colorful work that was so iconically hers, this volume presents four decades of a life dedicated to serving others through and with the language of art"-- Provided by publisher.

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Rebecca_Kohn Jan 30, 2018

A wonderfully produced catalog of the work of artist Corita. I saw this show in Pasadena and absolutely had to have my own copy of this exhibition. I return to it often for inspiration and to revisit Corita's methods and messages.

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