Painting Between the Lines

Exhibition, Oct. 4 – Dec. 17, 2011
CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco

Artists include: Laylah Ali, Jordan Kantor, Wilhelm Sasnal, Maaike Schoorel, Fred Tomaselli, with texts by diverse authors as Fyodor Dostoevsky, Haruki Murakami, Sylvia Plath, Marcel Proust and Samuel Beckett, among many others.




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The Wattis Institute continues its investigation of the relationship between literature and art by commissioning 14 contemporary artists to create works based on descriptions of paintings in well-known novels.



From top to bottom:
Exhibition views. Courtesy CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco.
Fred Tomaselli, Watt, 2011. Courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York / Shanghai.
Jakub Julian Ziolkowski, Untitled (Widow), 2010. Courtesy private collection.

Cover image:
Norbert Schwontkowski, Dorian Gray, 2011. Courtesy the artist; Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin;
and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York

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