Thinking Of You Exhibition Catalogue - Preorder October 09 2015, 0 Comments
I'm thrilled to announce the upcoming exhibition catalogue created for my most recent solo show Thinking Of You currently on view in the Bookdummypress Gallery at The Mana Contemporary Museum!
Due to the high probability of the book selling out we are accepting a limited number of preorders until October 17th - HERE.
While normal exhibition catalogues are nice and all, I didn't want to make a simple publication with images of everything in the show surrounded by a border of white space. Instead, I wanted the catalogue to evoke the feeling that people have told me they've had the most while viewing the show- that feeling of experiencing an old memory. Because of that, the concept of the book is simple but hopefully depthful: a deck of cards with each card having an image on one side and a line of text on the other where the viewer can shuffle the deck, getting a new textwork and order of imagery every time. The text itself is designed to where each line can be read and understood in any order, with the images complementing each line of text equally, allowing both chance and play to enter into each unique reading.
The best part is that there's no wrong way to read through it; I had a few friends test out the book dummy and noticed them using it a bunch of interesting ways- either through a random shuffling, a carefully considered organization, or laying the cards out and matching them like that old children’s game memory!
The book is being produced in a limited edition of 100, with each deck housed in its own box which I’ll number, handwrite the title, and emboss the SSK Press insignia on each copy :)
The publication will be released during a special signing event at the Bookdummypress Gallery on October 18th inside The Mana Contemporary Museum from 1-6pm.
For those wishing to preorder the book who will be attending the signing event on Oct. 18th, your shipping will be refunded to you in full upon pickup of the item at the gallery :)
Here's more specifics on the book:
- 2.25" X 3.5"
- 54 LOOSELEAF PRINTED CARDS IN HIGH QUALITY COLOR / BLACK & WHITE
- PRINTED ON 330GSM GERMAN SUPERIOR SMOOTH CARD STOCK PAPER WITH A CUSTOM BLACK CORE
- ROUNDED, DIE-CUT EDGES
- HAND-NUMBERED AND EMBOSSED BY THE ARTIST
- EACH ARTIST DECK IS HOUSED IN AN AQUEOUS ULTRA-VIOLET COATED CARDBOARD TUCK BOX WHICH COMES WITH THE TITLE HANDWRITTEN IN INK BY THE ARTIST ON THE OUTER LAYER
- ALL PREORDER COPIES ARE SIGNED BY THE ARTIST
- PRINTED IN A STRICTLY LIMITED EDITION RUN OF ONLY 100 COPIES