DAVID KORTY: Blue Shelves
Published by Sadie Coles, HQ | Night Gallery, 2015
Introduction by Laura Owens
Essay by Suzanne Hudson
Blue Shelves documents David Korty’s extensive series of paintings produced from 2013–2015. In over forty canvases, Korty presents objects arrayed on tiered ledges or within boxed compartments, conveyed in dilute monochrome ink against fields ofmidnight-blue pigment. Each painting involves a rhythmic interplay of line, shape and colour. In common with his wider practice, Korty distances the objects from their sources (which are often his own drawings), abstracting the imagery into Cubist-style montages of segmented, overlapping and interlocking shapes. The book opens with an introduction by Laura Owens and features a new essay on that artist’s work by art historian Suzanne Hudson.