Rachel Harrison: GLORIA (2015)
Softcover, Color, 124 pages, 11.7 x 8.9 inches, Published by the Cleveland Museum of art
Linking two influential figures in American art, this fascinating catalogue explores the intersection between works by modern master Robert Rauschenberg (1925–2008) and innovative contemporary artist Rachel Harrison (b. 1966). Taking its name from Gloria, an iconic Rauschenberg work in the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art, the book covers multiple aspects of Harrison’s career thus far, and uses her work as a lens to explore the lasting influence of Rauschenberg. Two essays underline the reason for this pairing: one, by Beau Rutland, takes a thematic approach to the interplay between Rauschenberg’s and Harrison’s practices; the other, by Johanna Burton, presents a more nuanced look at Harrison’s oeuvre. Harrison herself debuts new digital collages created specifically for this publication. The first book to compare Rauschenberg and Harrison, Rachel Harrison: G-L-O-R-I-A brings a completely new perspective to these well-known subjects.