Re-imagined and created book covers for three classic novels. Curated by Publication Studios.
The Jungle, Upton Sinclair
Heat engraving on wood with red velvet inner lining
Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton
Clear plexiglass, liquid and fake snow
Lord Jim, Joseph Conrad
Clear plexiglass, liquid and seashells
I. One of the books traveled: http://www.eyebeam.org/events/publication-studio-micro-residency-in-eyebeams-storefront
II. One book will be exchanged with a fellow artist: http://publicationstudio.biz
III. And another book will be archived at the Beinecke Rare Books Library at Yale University: http://beinecke.library.yale.edu
The exhibition, REBIND, presents 42 iconic paperback books, each rebound into a unique and original cover designed and created by 42 artists and produced and curated by Publication Studio.
Publication Studio is a social publishing endeavor founded in Portland, Oregon in 2009. Their team prints and binds books on demand, creating original work with a variety of artists and writers. Publication Studio’s mission is to use any means possible to help writers and artists reach a public: physical books; a digital commons (where anyone can read and annotate books for free); eBooks; and unique social events with our writers and artists in many cities. Publication Studio attends to the social life of the book, and is a laboratory for publication in its fullest sense—not just the production of books, but the production of a public. This public, which is more than a market, is created through physical production, digital circulation, and social gathering. Together these construct a space of conversation, a public space, which beckons a public into being.
2000, wood, mirror and paint, PDX Contemporary Art Gallery, 2008. Gouache painted on the underbelly of the pyramid is base it on the revamped USDA food pyramid. The image is reflected by a mirror that’s attached to the pedestal showing you are what you eat. How does one maintain a 2000 calorie intake?
Tiffany's Friend Stephanie, wood, mirror, lights and paint, Beppu Wiarda Gallery, 2008.Built a box, miniature pallets and finished in powder blue based on the classic Tiffany & Co’s signature blue box. Mirrors inspired from Chanel's mirrored staircase. A chandelier balances on pallets in the mirrored space. What’s up with, Stephanie? Possibly disheveled or enjoys living on the brink.
BBall for Josh Berger, 2013. Friend, Josh Berger of Plazm, was in a bike accident. A fundraising event was held at PICA in support to help him with his medical bills. Made variations for Josh's event and delivered the following:
I. Bà Bla, a sculpture wall hanging for Josh, Tiffany and family <3
II. Court, 2D ink drawing mounted on wood w/hanger for the patron
(One of Josh's favorites — Shootin hoops with friends over the years)
Untitled Polyhedrons, plaster, archival board, wood, paint, mirror and sisal rope, dimensions vary, exhibited at Fontanelle, 2009.
Pwdre Ser Series