Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Cary Leibowitz: Museum Show

Cary Leibowitz: Museum Show at the Contemporary Jewish Museum closes this Sunday, June 25th. The exhibition is the first comprehensive career survey and solo museum exhibition devoted to Leibowitz, who once (and sometimes still) uses the alias Candyass. I kick myself for missing it, but I will be there in February 2018, when the show travels to Philadelphia. 

For more information, visit the gallery website, here. Or read Wallpaper's review "Pathetic aesthetic: Cary Leibowitz’s zingers are more relevant now than ever", here

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Off the Shelf: Modern & Contemporary Artists' Books

The Baltimore Museum of Art exhibition Off the Shelf: Modern & Contemporary Artists' Books closes this Sunday, June 25th.

Curated by Rena Hoisington, Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs, the exhibition presents over than a hundred artists’ books and related prints by more than fifty artists, including Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Andy Warhol, Grace Hartigan, Francesco Clemente, David Hockney, Barbara Kruger, Kiki Smith, Dieter Roth and Ed Ruscha. Thirty authors are featured, including Stephen King (pictured above, a collaboration with Barbara Kruger), Frank O’Hara, and Robert Creeley. More than half of the works have never been exhibited before at the BMA.

For more information visit the gallery website, here.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Isa Genzken | Glanzwasser

Isa Genzken
Cologne, Germany: Self-published, 1994.
26 x 8 cm.
Edition of 100 signed, dated and numbered copies

Glass bottle, foil, resin, funnel.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

This week on Tumblr: Henri Chopin

Nothing Else Press

Last day of the fair (noon to 6) today. Visit Nothing Else Press in Room 108 for works by Jonathan Monk, David Shrigley, Paul Butler, Alex Snukal, Micah Lexier, Kelly Mark, VSVSVS, Joy Walker, Karen Azoulay, Garry Neill Kennedy, Jon Sasaki, Dean Baldwin, Yoko Ono, Vanessa Maltese, Daniel Eatock, Claudia Rick, Cary Leibowitz, Yoko Ono and others. 

Vienna Pighin | Single Use Functioning House Key

Vienna Pighin
Single Use Functioning House Key
Toronto, Canada: ESA, 2017
5 x 2 cm.
Edition size unknown

A resin cast of the artist's personal house key is available at the Toronto Art Book Fair, at the booth for Etobicoke School of the Arts, organized by Matthew Varey. The accompanying key chain identifies the title, which suggests both a warm, welcoming gesture, and perhaps a bit of a trap.

Oddly, the other purchase I made yesterday is a book called Hardcore Architecture, which uses Google Street View to present the homes behind the addresses in hardcore zines from the eighties where one would write away to purchase DIY cassettes, 7" singles or band merch.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Fiona Banner | FONT BOOK

Fiona Banner
London/Toronto/Vancouver: Vanity Press/Bywater Bros. Editions/Presentation House Gallery, 2016
144 pp., 17.8 x 11 cm., softcover
Edition size unknown

The 11th title in the Lynn Valley series is available at the Bywater Bros booth at the Toronto Art Book Fair, today until 8pm and tomorrow noon to 6.