This fully illustrated catalogue accompanying the exhibition UH-OH: Frances Stark 1991–2015, on view at the Hammer Museum from October 11, 2015, to January 24, 2016, provides the most comprehensive overview of the work of Frances Stark to date. For more than two decades Stark has been making poetic and poignant compositions, deeply rooted in language and communication, exploring a wide variety of subjects, including beauty, motherhood, class, literature, and education. High-quality reproductions will provide insight into the tactile and complex nature of her work. Also included are two new essays and a collection of brief reflections by a variety of artists and writers. This book is the definitive resource on Stark’s accomplished, varied, and affecting body of work.
Ali Subotnick is a curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.
Howard Singerman is the chair and the Phyllis and Josef Caroff Professor of Fine Arts at Hunter College in New York City.
Other contributors: Domenick Ammirati, Rhea Anastas, Negar Azimi, Andrew Berardini, Bridget Donahue, Joanna Fiduccia, Donatien Grau, Christopher Gurk, Richard Hawkins, Odene Mitchell, Linda Norden, Laura Owens, Brad Phillips, Lee Relvas, DeWayne Stark, Frances Stark, Lanka Tattersall, and Jan Verwoert