"Dannielle Tegeder: Painting in the Extended Field," is a 150 page hardcover monograph of her work from the last decade and has been years in the making. It was created in tandem with her first solo museum exhibition last year at the Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College.
The publication offers a comprehensive survey of her oeuvre, while focusing on new and recent work in a variety of media. Essays by Tracy L. Adler, art critic and poet Barry Schwabsky, and Claire Gilman, Curator of The Drawing Center in New York City, as well as an interview with the artist by Xandra Eden, Curator of Exhibitions at the Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, offer new insights.
Tegeder's artwork is based on themes and cultural phenomena as by the history of abstraction. Raised in a family of steamfitters, she incorporates the language of architecture and industrial infrastructres into her compositions' variegated and dynamic abstract forms.
In her work, Tegeder creates worlds of systematic engines, each building on top of one another, drawing you in and out of her spaces. Flimsy dotted lines or chains connect from one end to the other, anchored by circles. Layers of shapes offer see-through veils cut by sharp angles and broken by a queue of tiny squares that spout out a cloud of dust.
Stop by BookCourt Friday and learn about Dannielle Tegeder's unique work.