Notes on the Body. Shelagh Keeley. Granary Books. 1991.
Notes on the Body. Shelagh Keeley. Granary Books. 1991.
Notes on the Body. Shelagh Keeley. Granary Books. 1991.
Notes on the Body. Shelagh Keeley. Granary Books. 1991.

Notes on the Body.

Granary Books, 1991. Item #GB_17

11 x 15 in., 44 pp., paper over boards.

“ ‘In my installations,’ Shelagh Keeley has written, ‘I am concerned with the recovery of space through gesture. There is an awareness of the body in my work process and my installations become psychological extensions of the body. Concerns in my work are: gesture of the body, gestures of the site, an architecture of emotion, the body and architecture.’ She conveys those concerns within the space of this beautiful book.”
Print Collector’s Newsletter

In Notes on the Body, Shelagh Kelley continues her very personal exploration of the body in this sumptuous book, more drawn than printed, fusing a sensuous whole from such contrasts as East and West, past and present, scientific and perceived. Most often she does this by juxtaposing Xerox transfers—she uses a wax process—of anatomical diagrams from her collection with her own drawings of the same body parts in gouache, ink, charcoal, wax, or pigment. These drawings, in an existential palette of browns, reds, yellows, and blacks, fill each page much like her drawings on walls extend the space of fragmented images in her installations.

Color photographic transfers with original drawings in pencil, pigment, gouache and wax by Shelagh Keeley. Title page and colophon printed letterpress on Rives BFK Gray by Philip Gallo at The Hermetic Press. Bound in boards by Daniel E. Kelm at the Wide Awake Garage. Housed in a cloth-covered clamshell box by Jill Jevne. This is from an edition of 17 copies, of which 7 are hors commerce and 10 are for sale; each signed by the artist. Out-of-print.




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Pictured: cover; pp. 15–15; 17–18; and 29–30.

Further reading: Pricenthal, Nancy. Print Collector's Newsletter. Volume XXIII No. 2, May–June, 1992.

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