Studio Life Miami Book Launch 10/29/13

Studio Life Miami Book Launch
StudioLifeTuesday, October 29th, 7:00 pm
Gallery Diet
174 NW 23rd St
Miami, FL 33127

Please join us Tuesday, October 29th at 7:00 for a panel discussion with Christy Gast, Nicolas Lobo, Christina Lei Rodriguez and Bhakti Baxter. Moderated by Sarah Trigg Author of Studio Life: Rituals, Tools, Collections and Observations on the Artistic Process.

In 2009 artist and writer Sarah Trigg embarked on an ambitious field expedition across the United States, interviewing more than 200 artists in their studios. She sat down with everyone, from painters to performance artists, to investigate a wide range of artmaking practices. The result is Studio Life, a fascinating photographic and written account of 100 of her visits. Trigg asks her subjects to share objects and working habits in six categories: mascots, collected objects, rituals, makeshift tools, residue, and habitats. These talismans and behaviors provide a framework for artists to reveal insights into their practices and the nature of the creative life. Intriguing and often humorous anecdotes emerge, of one studio’s mysterious sealed vault, another’s resident bunny, and countless sources of inspiration are unearthed: vintage comics, purses, and kitschy figurines; faded yearbooks and treasured cards and letters; and one handwritten reminder to Quit Feelin’ Sorry for Yourself. Accessible and relevant for amateur aesthetes and art-world professionals, Studio Life offers an insider’s view of the artistic process as well as a snapshot of the most interesting work being produced today.

Among the 100 artists featured in Studio Life such as William Wegman, Pat Steir, John Baldessari, Carol Bove, Rashid Johnson, Peter Halley, Fred Tomaselli, Tony Oursler, Jim Shaw, Michelle Grabner, Tauba Auerbach, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Dana Schutz, and David Altmejd, to name a few, the book features the Miami-based artists George Sánchez-Calderón, the TM Sisters, Victoria Gitman, Pablo Cano and our panelists Christy Gast, Nicolas Lobo, Cristina Lei Rodriguez and Bhakti Baxter.

Sarah Trigg is an artist, writer, photographer, and the creator behind the widely read website The Goldminer Project ( She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

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