Constance Lewallen is adjunct curator at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and the author of several UC Press titles, including Ant Farm 1968-1978 and A Rose Has No Teeth: Bruce Nauman in the 1960s. Karen Moss is adjunct curator at the Orange County Museum of Art.
"A pleasure. . . . The curators have written short, elucidating comments for almost everything here, about 150 items. Not only do their words bring individual images to life; but they also add up to an absorbing narrative of a place and an era." - Holland Cotter, New York Times
"While showing a real breadth, and the consistency of various sorts of conceptual thinking, [State of Mind is] in fact very useful in terms of ways in which an artist could reinvent their congenial mediums to express social, political, as well as artistic concerns." - Phong Bui, The Brooklyn Rail
"Constance Lewallen and Karen Moss take advantage of [the] outsider position, making use of art’s ability to conjure or invent new meanings and contexts." - Maika Pollack, Gallerist NY
"Provocative. . . . Puts pressure on the category of idea-based art through a focus on the body, ritual, media and the social world." - Gillian Young, Art in America
“Makes for conceptual art’s continued influence on contemporary art.” - Public Art Review
“Will leave [locals] . . . wondering how they failed to notice so much provocative activity - a lot of it very public - when it occurred.” - San Francisco Chronicle
“Informative and well written.” - Orange County Register