Monographs and Catalogs
Max Gimblett: Workspace
Photographs by John Savage. Text by Jenni Quilter.
For the last 36 years, New Zealand-born painter and ordained Buddhist monk Max Gimblett (born 1935) has been working out of the same painting studio on New York's Lower East Side. With images by renowned photographer John Savage, Workspace offers an exciting glimpse into Gimblett's daily practice, and explores the recesses of his studio.
D.A.P. CATALOG: FALL 2010 p. 154
U.S. $47.95 | CAN $53 ISBN: 9788881587766 | TRADE Hbk, 6.5 x 9 in. / 144 pgs / 90 color. PUB DATE: 9/30/2010 | In stock
"Just by moving one's hand--by picking up a brush--a rose can be restored, and Savage's photographs reveal this mystery. Gimblett is so close to his work in these photographs--we get to see his frown of concentration, his hand creating its mark--but at the same time, our own experience of his art shows us how far he has removed himself, how much we are allowed to step in and see ourselves. And although the relationship between those secret masses in his paintings and the paint-spattered floors in New York is as mysterious and pragmatic as the knowledge of the blood beneath our skin, how our heart is patiently moving it around for us as we look out at these objects, second by second, I know that we tend to return changed from the experience of viewing these paintings. If I sit and look at one of Gimblett's paintings for half an hour, I do feel restored. In workspace, John Savage's photographs give us the precise place where the world crosses Gimblett's willful path as an artist, a set of visual and spatial coordinates which hover as ghostly presences when these paintings cross our own path, when we look at them hung on museum and gallery and living room walls far, far away."
Jenni Quilter, excerpted from her text to Max Gimblett: Workspace.
Hardcover: 144 pages Publisher: Charta (September 30, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 8881587769 ISBN-13: 978-8881587766 Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.9 x 0.7 inches
Max Gimblett - Pacific Shrine
Forward by Nadene Milne. Text by Max Gimblett
Catalog for the exhibition Pacific Shrine at Nadene Milne Gallery.
color ($11.50) | digital download (free)
Paperback: 30 pages Publisher: The Atlantic Conference Press (2010)
Max Gimblett: The Brush of All Things
Essays by Wystan Curnow and Thomas McEvilley. Interview with Dr. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett.
Catalogue published at the Aukland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki on the occassion of the exhibition Max Gimblett: the Brush of All Things 19 June-29 August 2004 and City Gallery, Wellington 12 December 2004 - 6 March 2005.
Publisher: Auckland Art Gallery (2004) ISBN-10: 0864632568 ISBN-13: 978-0864632562 Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 9.5 x 0.4 inches
Max Gimblett Monograph
This is the first major monograph on Max Gimblett and provides an overview of his extraordinary varied art practice as well as a glimpse at the man himself. A New Zealander who has made New York his home for the past thirty years, Gimblett has exhibited extensively since the mid-1970s with his work shown internationally in the United States, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Korea, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland and Spain and held as a consequence in major collections, both public and private, throughout the world.
Max Gimblett’s work consists largely of object based paintings in a variety of shapes – the oval, rectangle, circle, square, and most well know, the quatrefoil. The surfaces combine the use of acrylic paints and resins with precious metals such as gold, silver, moon gold and copper as he explores the multiplicity of meanings attached to such revered materials and forms. The paintings embrace both Eastern and Western philosophies in associating precious metals with honor, wisdom, light and enlightenment and together with the drawings, which are a distinctive and parallel achievement, reference ancient symbols and belief systems and enact the transformation of material and spiritual energies.
The essays by eminent art writers Wystan Curnow and John Yau allow for insights and reflection on the various aspects of Gimblett’s practice. From the ‘Geos’ of the 1970s, through a myriad of shapes and techniques to current work that is just as stylistically diverse, this book maps the development of an exceptional career.
Hardcover: 172 pages
Publisher: Craig Potton Publishing (December 2002)
ISBN-10: 0908802943 ISBN-13: 978-0908802944
Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 10.2 x 1 inches
Max Gimblett: The Language of Drawing
Essays by John Yau and Anne Kirker. Interview by Anne Kirker.
Max Gimblett’s career as a painter began in San Francisco in 1965 and continued in New York, where he set up a studio in 1974. Since then he has had numerous solo exhibitions and his work is held in leading art museums in the United States, Australia and New Zealand. Few artists of Gimblett’s generation have produced works on paper with such commitment, combining the spiritual and metaphysical with both Eastern and Western impulses. This book explores the content of 100 of his art works and demonstrates the vision of a senior abstractionist over a period of three decades.
Paperback: 64 pages Publisher: Queensland Art Gallery (2002)