BOOK TALK:
Sarah Trigg
Studio Life

January 26, 2014 / 1:00pm

Free and open to all

In 2009, artist and writer Sarah Trigg embarked on an ambitious field expedition across the United States, interviewing more than two hundred artists in their studios. Her book, Studio Life is a photographic and written account of one hundred of her most illuminating visits. Trigg asks her subjects to share objects and working habits in six categories: mascots, collected objects, rituals, makeshift tools, residue, and habitats. These talismans and behaviors provide a framework for artists to reveal insights into their practices and the nature of the creative life.

Many of the artists portrayed have exhibited at MOCA Cleveland, including William Wegman, John Baldessari, Carol Bove, Rashid Johnson, and Fred Tomaselli, among others. Michelle Grabner, whose exhibition I Work From Home is currently on view at MOCA Cleveland, also is featured in the book.