Fred Tomaselli and Raqib Shaw participate in ‘Painting Between The Lines’ at CCA Wattis, San Francisco. This exhibition examines the nature of the relationship between literature and art, investigating their varying modes of representation and the transformation of text into image.
Fourteen contemporary artists, based predominantly in Europe and the United States, have been commissioned to create paintings based on descriptions of paintings in a series of novels, with Shaw responding to Dostoevsky’s ‘The Brothers Karamazov’ and Tomaselli to ‘Watt’ by Samuel Beckett. In exploring the state of contemporary painting today, this exhibition indicates the continuing vitality of the medium.
Raqib Shaw and Fred Tomaselli: ‘Painting Between The Lines’
CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts
Kent and Vicki Logan Galleries
1111 Eighth Street (at 16th and Wisconsin)
San Francisco CA 94107
Tuesday – Friday: noon – 8pm
Saturday 10 – 6pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
4 October 2011 - 17 December 2011