Number of pages: 144
Publication date: 2016-10-31
Measurements: 9 x 11.25 x 0.7 inches
“I often see books that I wish we had published and this is top of that list in recent times. Kurland’s life and photography are bound up in her travels across America with her son over a period of 12 years. As an artist and mother, Kurland navigates the vacillating desires for routine and adventure. Peripheral landscapes of doomed American dreams remain at the forefront. The quotidian routines she documents are intimately portrayed in a subtle manner that avoids voyeurism and yet which touchingly portray a love and simplicity away from the complexity of city life.”—Michael Mack
Justine Kurland (born in Warsaw, New York, 1969) received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts and her MFA from Yale University. Her work has been exhibited extensively at museums in the United States and internationally. Recent museum exhibitions include Looking Forward: Gifts of Contemporary Art from the Patricia A. Bell Collection, Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey; More American Photographs, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio; and Off the Grid #1 and #2, FOTODOK, the Netherlands. She was the focus of a solo exhibition at CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, New York, in 2009. Her work is in the public collections of institutions including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Guggenheim Museum, and International Center of Photography, New York, as well as the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, among others.
Lynne Tillman is a novelist, storywriter, and critic. Among her publications are the essay collection What Would Lynne Tillman Do? (2013), the story collection Someday This Will Be Funny (2011), and the novel American Genius: A Comedy (2006). She writes a bimonthly column, “In These Intemperate Times,” for Frieze magazine. An excerpt from her novel-in-progress, Men and Apparitions, was published by Semiotext(e) as part of its installation for the 2014 Whitney Biennial.