Check this out! I’ve got some work from Flint featured in this issue with some great writing by Jonah Rosenberg accompanying it! And Will Steacy’s work is pretty profound, so be sure to check out his artist talk after the release - and if you still aren’t convinced, you can get the magazine for FREE at the release.
LCBA will be running a series of workshops during the fair. Find out more about the workshops and booking details by following the links below.
Friday 26 September 3 – 5pm Workshop: London Centre for Book Arts In this session, learn basic bookbinding techniques to create two different types of books- the pamphlet and Japanese stab-bound book – using reappropriated or specifically designed pages.
Sunday 28 September 1–3pm Family Workshop: London Centre for Book Arts In this session, children learn simple bookbinding techniques to create their own pamphlet book and simple pop-up book. There will be a demonstration of letterpress printing and a chance for everyone to print both images and texts.
"Zioxla is pleased to announce the publication of its first title, Strange Plants, a celebration of plants in contemporary art. The book features the work of 25 artists—from oozing paintings of rotting cacti to eerie, mesmeric photos of the leafy kudzu vine—and discusses the role plants play in the artists’ personal lives.
For the book, editor Zio Baritaux brought together eight artists whose work focuses on the natural world: Erik Parker, Helene Schmitz, Paul Wackers, Lee Kwang-Ho, Taylor McKimens, David Axelbank, Stephen Eichhorn and Aiyana Udesen. In-depth interviews and articles are presented alongside images that showcase the instinctive and unique ways plants are represented in the artists’ works. For example, Lee Kwang-Ho transmutes his inner desires into sensational portraits of enlarged cacti; Stephen Eichhorn constructs elaborate collages out of foliage; and David Axelbank, who is drawn to the unpredictable nature of flowers and film, photographs plants at night…
Window Seat is a sequence of simple and beautiful gestures that both acknowledges the metaphor of photography-as-window and consciously resists reading the world metaphorically. Rather, Jennilee Marigomen’s photographs show the benefit of careful attention to the overlooked and often ephemeral beauty in our everyday surroundings.
The succession of objects and scenes slowly reveal the project’s context: one comes to recognize the seaside town’s whitewashed walls, sunseekers, blue sea, and bluer swimming pools. Yet even as street signs and warm light hint at a geographical referent for the work, the images in Window Seat continually veer away from a unified narrative, documenting neither a place nor a journey, in service of the beautiful particular. Within the project, the world’s pieces are celebrated through fragmentary, isolated, and quietly beautiful frames untasked with telling a larger, linear story. Rather, the sequence of images suggests that the world is made up of neglected sites imbedded within, and constitutive of, the everyday, which the keen sensibilities of a talented photographer can animate, arrange, and make deeply compelling for the viewer. - Nich McElroy
Editor: Jeff Khonsary Text by: Nich McElroy / Copyeditor: Jaclyn Arndt Proofs: Jason Fulford Design: The Future
Support provided by the BC Arts Council and the City of Vancouver. New Documents operates in collaboration with the Projectile Publishing Society.
Please join the CatLABS of JP team at Aviary on Saturday, October 18th from 6-9pm for the release of the third issue of Papersafe! Drinks + snacks will be provided, and you’ll also have the chance to pick up the very last copies of our previous issues.
Aviary Gallery is located at 48 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA. On display for the month of October will be photographs by Joe Leavenworth from his Native Son series! Two great reasons to come out and welcome fall in New England with us! Click here for the Facebook event.