A major catalogue will function both as an essential reader for the exhibition and as a standalone compilation of stories by many of the country’s most compelling artists, detailing the impact of their day jobs in their own words. Among the 24 artists who contributed interviews and essays to the books include Larry Bell, Genesis Belanger, Sara Bennett, Mark Bradford, Violette Bule, Jim Campbell, Lenka Clayton, Marsha Cottrell, Jeffrey Gibson, Jay Lynn Gomez, Tishan Hsu, Tom Kiefer, Ahree Lee, Nate Lewis, Robert Mangold, Narsiso Martinez, Allan McCollum, Virginia L. Montgomery, Ragen Moss, Howardena Pindell, Manuel A. Rodríguez Delgado, Sandy Rodriguez, Frank Stella, and Julia Scher.
Published by Santa Fe-based Radius Books, over 300 copies of the catalogue will be distributed to community art centers and public libraries across the country via their Donation Program—further enhancing the educational reach of Day Jobs and its core ethos about how to better support creative practices. The catalogue is edited by Roberts; Jorge Sibaja, curatorial assistant, Cantor Arts Center; and Lynne Maphies, former curatorial assistant, Blanton Museum of Art. Other contributors include Francesca Balboni, Sarah C. Bancroft, Meg Burns, Jenny Dally, Lucy R. Lippard, Aja Mujinga Sherrard, Kenta Murakami, and Rebekah Rutkoff.