1995, 32 pp., 7 color, 10 b/w illus., paperback
Essay by Jan Avgikos and Gaylen Gerber
The exhibition of Gerber's work at The Renaissance Society in 1992 marked the culmination of a ten-year period in which Gerber persistently painted the same opaque, monochromatic still-life over and over, in a bold artistic assertion that seeing is not believing but simply perceiving.
This catalog is the first monograph publication of Gerber's work, and documents the artist's installations of these paintings at various international exhibitions, including Documenta 9 in 1992, and Robbin Lockett Gallery in Chicago in 1988. At the Society's exhibition, Gerber hung a single row of his paintings abutted end to end on a wall crossing the entire gallery space.
Jan Avgiko's catalog essay, written in close tandem with Gerber, is a brilliant investigation of the role perceptual aesthetic theories play in the modernist and postmodernist monochrome.