Every Exit is an Entry: The Life and Work of Liam O'Gallagher - Hardcover Edition
by Kevin Wallace
Director, Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts
- Hardcover: 136 pages
- Publisher: Fine Arts Press; First Edition edition (March 14, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 061527014X
- ISBN-13: 978-0615270142
- Dimensions: 9.8 x 9.7 x 0.8 inches
Book is available for purchase in both hardcover and softcover editions.
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Every Exit Is An Entry: The Life and Work of Liam O'Gallagher shares the art, writing and story of a highly original individual and creative catalyst in 20th century art and literature. With his life-partner Robert Rheem and close circle of friends, O'Gallagher inhabited the world of free-thinkers, painters, beat poets and sages, quietly impacting the lives of others. With unprecedented access to the artist's archives and journals, author Kevin Wallace explores O'Gallagher's life and work, joined by guest authors and insights from friends and associates, including Jan Herman, Michael McClure, India Supera, Lewis Warsh, Roshi Joan Halifax and Gerd Stern.
Featuring a number of previously unpublished works, the book is a journey through the cultural landscape of the 20th century - a marriage of text and imagery by award-winning designer Ron Shore that is a work of art in itself.
"Writing the book on Liam O'Gallagher was a fascinating experience," says Kevin Wallace, Director of the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts. "He spent his life avoiding the spotlight, yet knew so many important historical figures, including writer/philosophers Aldous Huxley and Alan Watts, poets Allen Ginsberg and James Merrill, and artists Marcel Duchamp and Andy Warhol. And, of course, he was a close friend of Beatrice Wood, who he first met while teaching art at the Happy Valley School in 1948. The book and exhibition of Liam's work at the Center brings it all full circle."
About the Author
Kevin Wallace is the Director of the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts in Ojai, California. He is a regular contributor to numerous international publications and has guest-curated exhibitions for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, the Long Beach Museum of Art, the Cultural Affairs Department of Los Angeles, Los Angeles International Airport and the San Luis Obispo Art Center. Previous books include Celebrating Nature: Craft Traditions/Contemporary Expressions, Transforming Vision: The Wood Sculpture of William Hunter, 1970-2005, River of Destiny: The Life and Work of Binh Pho, and Moulthrop: A Legacy in Wood. Wallace has co-authored a number of books, including New Masters of Woodturning: Expanding the Boundaries of Wood Art, The Art of Vivika and Otto Heino, Contemporary Turned Wood: New Perspectives in a Rich Tradition, Baskets: Tradition and Beyond, and Contemporary Glass: Color, Light & Form.