Urban Alchemy/Gordon Matta-Clark

Trained as an architect, Gordon Matta-Clark (1943-1978) used neglected structures slated for demolition as his raw material, carving out sections of buildings with a chainsaw. The exhibition brochure provides images of the works installed within the Pulitzer and presents valuable information on the artist and his art. The catalogue text is comprised of quotations from the artist and an interview between Francesca Herndon-Consagra, exhibition curator, and Jane Crawford, the artist’s widow and the director of his estate. This brochure also publishes for the first time a reproduction of Matta-Clark’s 1976 Guggenheim Fellowship proposal for a community project in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.