Temporary Monuments: Work by Rosemary Mayer, 1977-1982
Published by Soberscove Press, Chicago, 2018, 152 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 19.8 × 24.6 cm, English
Rosemary Mayer (1943–2014) was a prolific artist, writer, and critic, who became known both for her large-scale fabric sculptures—inspired by the lives of historical women—and her involvement in the feminist art movement.
In 1977, she began to create ephemeral outdoor installations using materials such as balloons, snow, paper, and fabric. Mayer called these projects “temporary monuments,”. This publication is the first comprehensive presentation of this body of work and includes Mayer’s documentation of these impermanent artworks.
You can see Nick Mauss and Kathy Halbreich talk about Rosemary Mayer’s work here.