Chase Hall: The Close of Day, the artist's first monograph, is published on the occasion of the Hall's first institutional exhibition at the SCAD Museum of Art, which unites new paintings and an evocative installation featuring a century-old, self-playing Wurlitzer organ. The exhibition incisively addresses a range of issues, from the complexities of race and labor to the weighty histories of coffee, cotton, and other commodities, as well as meditations on Hall's own place in society and history. This landmark publication features prolific imagery documenting the exhibition paired with texts that add critical insight on the cultural significance of Hall’s work. The book features an astute essay delving into the artist's process and position within the art historical canon by Daniel S. Palmer, chief curator of the SCAD Museum of Art, and an in-depth conversation between Hall and independent curator Larry Ossei-Mensah.
Chase Hall: The Close of Day is published in collaboration with SCAD University Press on the occasion of Chase Hall: The Close of Day, at the SCAD Museum of Art, February 28 – August 21, 2023, curated by Daniel S. Palmer.
Paperback; 96 pages; 8.25 x 10.5 inches; 50 color and 3 b/w illustrations