Richard Patterson’s complex, multilayered paintings sit firmly within the grand tradition of European and American art, to which he has added his own. One of the Young British Artists to emerge in the late 1980s, and a participant in both the Freeze and Sensation exhibitions, the artist has continued to challenge and push the boundaries of painting today. His collage paintings are steeped in pop culture allusions ranging from films, magazines and music to advertising and consumerism, while simultaneously testing the links between painting, iconography and the narrative. At long last a comprehensive survey on Patterson’s rich career. Texts by Toby Kamps and Jeremy Strick and an artist interview by Martin Herbert.
July 2013 / Exhibition catalog
Hardcover / 10 x 12 inches / 192 pp / 150 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-40-1 · Retail Price: $49.95
Form Next to Form Next to Form
Gwynneth Porter (Ed.)
This trip into Maori culture and landscape is a collaboration between New Zealand artist Noval Paul and the celebrated graphic design collective Åbäke. Paul’s 16mm film, This is not Dying, was shot using a three-color separation process, later composed to form a single image with a creeping aura of turquoise, pink, lilac and apricot. Mesmerizing multi-colored stills from the film are reproduced along with a poetic essay from Paul and editor Gwynneth Porter, “The Virtue of Trees,” that, like a tree, grew from conversations spanning ideas of sovereignty, resistance, film analysis, genealogy and care of self and the world around us. Evocatively accompanied by a 7” LP with a recording of ‘Whakarongo Mai,’ played by Ben Tawhiti on slide and steel guitar (released by 1:12 Records, Auckland).
NEW ZEALAND DENT-DE-LEONE, LONDON
April 2013/ Exhibition catalog
Softcover w/ 7-inch LP/
11 1/2 x 7 inches/ 64 pp/ 38 color
ISBN: 978-0-9864628-7-0 · Retail Price: $35.00
1981, Softcover, 10 x 10 inches
72 pp, 43 duotone and 9 color reproductions
ISBN: 0-911291-07-5 · Retail Price: $15.00
The Forever Loop
The second title in the exciting new Barbican series documenting art installations at the unique Curve gallery (yes, it is a curved space), London-based artist Eddie Peake’s Forever Loop combines live performance, sculpture, video, installation and painting to create an energetic gallery experience. Engaging with sexuality, elf-representation and language, Peake’s latest installation is a spectacle that posits the body as sculptural and sexual object. Accompanying the artist’s exhibition (2016), this volume examines the playful web of performance, sculpture, video and painting that Peake created for the space. Alongside installation views, related work and an interview with the artist by Alona Pardo, an essay by Omar Kholeif explores the allusions embedded in Peake’s work from the classical nude to pop culture and underground music.
BARBICAN CENTRE, LONDON
February 2016 / Exhibition catalog / Hardcover
6 ¾ x 9 ½ inches / 48 pp / 24 color
ISBN: 978-1-909932-16-6 · Retail Price: $15.95
How to Do Things with[out] Words
Chantal Pontbriand (Ed.)
In recent years, Madrid has become one of the most active European cities in stimulating experimental art, and the CAM2 (Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo) in Madrid one of its most important centers. Curated by Parachute founder Chantal Pontbriand, PER/FORM aims to reclaim the museum as platform for live experimentation, with 16 installations and performances exploring how art deals with reality in a performative way. The project included an exhibition, three “Intensity Days”of performances (as outlined by Lyotard’s notion of art as situation) and this generously illustrated exhibition catalog. Performances, interactive installations, videos and sound installations in a variety of visual essays—including musical scores, drawings, documents and photographs— and theoretical texts by the 30 participating artists make for a captivating look at the shifting roles of politics, experience and immateriality in art today.
CA2M, CEN TRO DE ARTE DOS DE MAYO, MADRID
January 2015 / English & Spanish
Exhibition catalog / Softcover / 8 x 10 1/2 inches
352 pp / 122 b&w and 29 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-063-8 · Retail Price: $27.00
2009 / English & German / Exhibition catalog / Softcover
10 1/4 x 9 7/8 inches / 64 pp / 24 color
ISBN: 978-3-940953-06-3 · Retail Price: $39.95
The Chisenhale Gallery, London
2008 / Exhibition catalog / Hardcover
11 x 9 inches / 48 pp / extensive color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-10-4 · Retail Price: $35.00
For his 2009 Dæmonology series, Dan Perfect has conjured 26 numinous beings, from Amaethon – the Welsh agricultural deity – to Zadkiel – the biblical angel of mercy. A strange and indifferent company, these small luminous paintings are full of unusual colors and unexpected shapes that simultaneously reveal and conceal a face. The paintings challenge the viewer to discern faces or figures in the abstraction and this group of portraits examines notions of illusion and projection, while firmly referencing our need to define and order the world around us. The 26 full color images are accompanied by a text by John Paul-Stonard, which explores the works’ relationship to the make-believe.
July 2010 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover / 6 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches / 48 pp / 26 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-27-2 · Retail Price: $22.00
Itinerant Drawing from Latin America
An exciting and original approach to the art of Latin America, this exhibition catalog looks at the work of nine artists who have adopted forms of travel or nomadism to explore contemporary life. Selected by curator Tanya Barson, the artists include Brígida Baltar, Tony Cruz, Raimond Chaves and Gilda Mantilla, André Komatsu, Mateo López, Jorge Macchi, Nicolás Paris and Ishmael Randall Weeks, whose shared interests lead them to engage with urban and rural landscapes through the medium of drawing. In their own way, each artist borrows from the models and conventions of geographical, botanical, topographical, political, philosophical or Surrealist investigation, allowing their work to destabilize assumptions about the continent. Texts by Tanya Barson, Isobel Whitelegg, Pablo León de la Barra and Moacir dos Anjos.
DRAWING ROOM, LONDON
April 2012 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover
9 x 10.5 inches / 112 pp / 66 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-46-3 · Retail Price: $29.95
Contemporary Art from the Kopp Collection Munich
This hefty coffee-table book documents, for the first time, the seminal private art collection of Munich’s Herbert and Annette Kopp. The title Permanent Trouble functions as a synonym for the permanent outsider; the Kopps acquired works by Hansjörg Dobliar, Paul McCarthy and Gert and Uwe Tobias, among others, when those artists were still outsiders. Those “youngsters” contrast with the Kopp’s works by an older generation, such as Sylvie Fleury, Gunther Forg, Mike Kelley and Martin Kippenberger. Anyone who follows the European avantgarde will be fascinated by the evolution and breadth of this unique collection. (John Waters’s hilarious “Visit Marfa” poster alone is a good enough reason to buy the book.) A gorgeous tribute to collectors with a splendid eye.
July 2010 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Hardcover / 9 1/4 x 12 inches / 368 pp / Extensive color
ISBN: 978-3-940953-46-9 · Retail Price: $65.00