“All these women tied up in the paintings, is that kink? No, that’s why I remove things. I like a blur that causes references to go against each other. She might be tied, but her skirt has flowers and the setting is calm. If I told you that an animal is split open, you would think of gore, but the painting is sweet. There is a way to lead someone to a feeling, to things we don’t have words for but paintings do…”
— Shannon Cartier Lucy, BOMB, 2021
Published on occasion of Cartier Lucy’s solo show, The Loo Table, at Lubov, New York, Better Call it Grace was created through through a close collaboration among Cartier Lucy; Lubov; Galerie Hussenot, Paris; Massimo de Carlo, Milan; Night Gallery, Los Angeles; and Soft Opening, London. This first monograph for the artist collects images of all of her paintings—alluring, surreal, and profoundly human—from 2018 to 2021, along with essays contributed by independent curator Claire Sammut and writer and artist Adam Lehrer.
Edition of 1,000. Published September 2021.