Published in 1981

FIGURING, Hallwalls Inc, Buffalo, NY, 1981. [A twenty page black and white booklet published in conjuntion with the exhibition of the same title, guest curated by Charles Clough. Biographies and works checklist of New York artists Eric Fischl, Thomas Lawson, David Sharpe, and Walter Robinson. The design by G. Roger Denson includes an acknowledgement by William J. Currie (Director, Hallwalls), and an essay on the artists by Valentin Taransky.]

Artists associated with this publication:
Eric Fischl, Thomas Lawson, David Sharpe, Walter Robinson

Some events connected to this publication:
March 6, 1981 - FIGURING

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Laylah Ali
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Laylah Ali's work explores power dynamics and interpersonal conflict through compositions that position culturally, racially and sexually ambiguous figures in precarious, loaded, and unexpectedly humorous situations. Ali uses concise—even minimal—imagery that is specific in rendering and intent. While there are narratives in Ali's work, they are stories whose open spaces often give them the atmosphere of fables.