This publication accompanies a retrospective exhibition of long-time Houston painter Earl Staley's work from 1973 to 1983. It is co-organized with the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York. The artist’s painterly techniques and exotic iconography coincide with the 1980s interest in painterly expressionism producing a synergy of intention and fashion. Exhibited work includes Staley’s paintings of Big Bend National Park—the quintessential Texas landscape—as well as work representing Mexican folk and formal ceremonies, portraits, and the Italian landscapes he completed as a recipient of the Prix de Rome. Includes essays by Linda L. Cathcart and Marcia Tucker; and documentation of the artist’s career.
1983. 96 pages; 12 color, 62 black-and-white reproductions. Published jointly by the New Museum of Contemporary Art and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. ISBN 0-915557-37-1 .