Contributions by Michael Darling, Rita Kersting, Kevin Young
This catalogue accompanied the exhibition Sam Durant, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, October 2002 – February 2003.
The first survey of the work of Los Angeles-based artist Sam Durant, this catalogue selectively traces his development from 1992 to the present. Durant’s process begins with the identification of a theme that is subsequently explored through a variety of media—from sculpture to drawing, photography, video, and sound—culminating in a multi-faceted installation. His work is often driven by the conflicts that exist between differing value systems, classes, and cultures. With one foot in the realm of popular culture and the other in the academy, Durant forges commentaries on the conflicting ideals of a wide range of cultural pursuits.
MOCA, Hatje Cantz Publishers, 2003