About the Book
"The Rules for Staying Young" explores the impact of baseball as an inspiration and conceptual model for historical and contemporary American artists, while investigating the ties between the game and the visual arts. From Thomas Eakins to Stephen Shore, baseball has captured the imagination and eye of American artists since its conception. The parallels between the timeless nature of our pastime and the evolving artistic studio are abundant, and remain profoundly relevant to contemporary practice. This exhibition highlights the rich territory between game and artist, where the perpetual moments of art and baseball meet.
This 70 page, full-color, comprehensive catalog of the exhibition "The Rules For Staying Young" features original essays by Katrina Kuntz (Critic, Art Historian and Educator, Dowling College) and Brian Young (Head Curator, Academy Art Museum). Original catalog design by Michael Glowacki (former Designer at Organic - Chicago and The Royal Order of Design - Chicago).
Geoffrey Aldridge (courtesy of Conner/*gogo art projects) / Brookes Britcher / Thomas Buildmore / Peter Capano / Mike Ellyson / Brian Patrick Franklin / Alex Gartelmann / Brandon Herman (courtesy of Envoy Enterprise) / Tom Judd / Michael Kalmbach / Jacob Koestler / Hiro Kurata / David Levinthal (courtesy of David Levinthal) / Ahlen Moin / Christopher Motta / Roger Patrick / Bryan Patrick Rice / Daniel Potterton / Mark Stockton / Brian Stuparyk / Morgan Thomas / Lee Walton
Curated by Brookes Britcher / Developed in partnership with the NWAA
New Wilmington Art Association enables artists to work, develop, and think through its creative interventions staged in properties throughout the City of Wilmington. New Wilmington Art Association supports the careers of artists by providing opportunities for uncensored experimentation, professional presentation, and critical dialogue. New Wilmington Art Association is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions in behalf of New Wilmington Art Association may be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.