This volume presents the first comprehensive look at works on paper by the tirelessly inventive Oakland artist Squeak Carnwath. The selection of nearly 90 images offers viewers an intimate look at the artist’s exploration of distinct themes, in a range of media, spanning a period of thirty-five years.
I believe artists work in a mine. There’s the lapis lazuli vein, and there’s the gold vein, and there’s the silver, and they keep digging in that mine until it gets to the other side of the mountain. So they may get a little lapis one day, a little gold another, a little silver, a little malchite or mica another day. They’re always pulling different things out of the mine. So it may seem like [the works are] disparate, but the artists have been digging in the same mine.
-Squeak Carnwath, 2013