Mary Blinky Yay!
There is certainly something of-a-kind about Mary Heilmann’s alternately diaphonous and goopy supersaturated canvases and the rainbow-hued fabric paintings of Blinky Palermo. Heilmann’s work finds coded expression in her images, linking figuration with abstraction, pictoriality with pictorial narration and avoiding the one-dimensionality of a clearly identifiable statement. When the American artist was invited to organize a solo exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Bonn, she decided to stage her work in a tête-à-tête with the museum’s rich collection of Palermo’s minimalist paintings and wall objects, speculating that she would find in his work a related sensibility and comparative proficiency vis-à-vis their shared interest in skirting the dogmas of modernism. This resulting catalog includes essays from Stephan Berg, Stefan Gronert, Georg Imdahl, Christoph Schreier, Bernhart Schwenk and Stephen Westfall.
KUNSTMUSEUM BONN, GERMANY
September 2013 / English & German
Exhibition catalog / Hardcover
7 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches / 96 pp / 75 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-055-9 · Retail Price: $39.95
2009 / English & German / Exhibition catalog Softcover / 7 3/4 x 10 inches / 64 pp / 34 color
ISBN: 978-3-940953-05-6 · Retail Price: $35.00
American-born, London-based artist Melissa Gordon’s works are a thoughtful— and gorgeous—meditation on the technical qualities of printmaking. This catalog introduces a new body of work produced by the artist during her recent joint residency with Spike Island and Print Studio in Bristol. This first monograph on Gordon’s emerging career features reproductions of the oversized silkscreens—some over 20 feet high—that were installed like abstract hybrids of Bauhaus color studies and Wade Guyton’s inket “paintings.” She often enlarges details to reveal hidden structures, zooming in until textual or pictorial information is reduced to dots and lines. The publication navigates through four concurrently exhibited and ongoing series (Structures for Viewing, Blow Up Modernists, The Daily News RIP, and Material Evidence), and includes a reprint of the early modernist play Collision by Mina Loy, which contextualizes Gordon’s concern with pictorial staging. Text from Marina Vishmidt and an interview with the artist by exhibition curator Marie-Anne McQuay.
July 2014 / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 8 ½ x 11 inches / 64 pp / 28 b&w and 13 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-033-1 · Retail Price: $28.00
That Person’s Workbook
2008 / Hardcover / 8 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches 744 pp / extensive color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-06-7 · Retail Price: $118.00
Learning from Liz
2007 / Hardcover / 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches
136 pp / 120 color
ISBN: 978-3-936859-53-9 · Retail Price: $55.00
Roee Rosen is a painter, filmmaker, and writer whose work interrogates structures of power, trauma, and evil. His often grotesque, macabre, and obscene works evoke a sense of realism in the face of the structural violence of a world where victims turn perpetrators and terror bears the name of the rule of law. Rosen’s Vladimir’s Night is the imaginary final writing by Israeli-Russian artist Efim Poplavsky (1978–2011)—known by pseudonym Maxim Komar-Myshkin (“the mosquito-mouse”), a fictional figure created by Rosen. Poplavsky, who committed suicide in 2011, is described by Rosen as a Jewish immigrat to Israel from Russia who suffered from severe paranoia, believing that Putin himself wanted him dead. The album Vladimir’s Night is an act of personal revenge calling upon the aesthetics of Soviet children’s books for aid.
GALERIA LABIRYNT, POLAND
Release Date: October 2014
8 1/4 x 12 inches / 174 pp / 68 b&w and 39 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-059-1 · Retail Price: $34.00
2008 / English, Italian & German / Hardcover
8 1/2 x 11 inches / 96 pp / 51 color
ISBN: 978-3-936859-92-8 · Retail Price: $54.00
The Josephine Meckseper Catalog
John Kelsey and Andrew Ross
2004 / English and German / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches / 48 pp / 5 b&w and 24 color
ISBN: 1-933128-00-3 · Retail Price: $24.00
2006 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover
9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches / 48 pp / 32 color
ISBN: 978-1-933128-14-6 · Retail Price: $29.95
Birgit Megerle’s figurative and abstract paintings are characterized by an artificial, rigid and stage-like atmosphere. In this softcover exhibition catalog, the female characters featured in her works are posed with a determination to act, and while based in a tradition of representational painting, they are eerily unreal and remote. Despite their contemporary references, the works feel as though they have fallen out of time. The book includes photos of Megerle’s installations, in which the works are hung not only on the wall, but also laid on the floor or presented as mise en scène. Although the works contain figurative elements, comprehensible narratives do not unfold. Three comprehensive essays by Meike Behm, Dirk von Lowtzow and Vanessa Joan Müller round out this important exhibition catalog from the Kunsthalle Lingen.
February 2012 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover
9.25 x 11 inches / 160 pp / 9 b/w and 54 color
ISBN: 978-1-934105-55-9 · Retail Price: $34.95