Penny Siopis’ Grief brings together a series of small glue and ink paintings on paper – occasionally with the addition of oil and collage elements – produced over a period of two years following the experience of devastating personal loss. The ‘Notes’ are bought together for the first time, accompanied by a poetic text by the artist that draws on writings by the likes of Mahmoud Darwish, Roland Barthes and Joan Didion on grief, concluding with Emily Dickinson:
‘After great pain, a formal feeling comes –’
The book is available as a single monograph, or in a limited edition linen slipcase together with Shame.
Published by Stevenson | 2016
Hardcover, 164 pages| ISBN 978-0-620-71800-4 | Price: R1 000