Llano Community Bookstore

Llano Del Rio

Llano Community Bookstore
CalArts Library and IKO IKO Space
Two-part temporary bookstore
April 5 — April 20, 2012
Organized by Textfield, Inc.

PART I
CalArts Library: Microfilm Room
24700 McBean Pkwy.
Valencia, CA 91355
Thursday, April 5, 1-6pm

PART II
IKO IKO Space
931 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Friday, April 6 — Friday, April 20, 12-7pm (Closed Mondays)

Llano Community Bookstore is a two-part temporary bookstore, hosted for one day (Thursday, April 5, 1-6pm) at the CalArts Library, and for fifteen days (Friday, April 6 to Friday, April 20) at IKO IKO in Los Angeles.

CalArts graduate students have selected titles from the Textfield Distribution Catalog, to be included in both parts, and will install/deinstall and work as Shopkeepers during PART I of the temporary bookstore, located in the CalArts Library Microfilm Room. PART II of the temporary bookstore will be hosted by IKO IKO in Los Angeles, and includes furniture, used for both parts, designed by WAKA WAKA.

The (fictional) bookstore is based upon, and takes its name from, Llano Del Rio, which was organized under the Llano Del Rio Company and was a corporate-run socialist Utopian society initiated by Job Harriman, following his narrow defeat in a runoff election for the mayorship of Los Angeles. Harriman believed that the success of socialism depended not only on politics, but also on the realization of socialist principles. Harriman did not attempt to reform all of society, but rather, he believed that by creating a functioning socialist community within the larger society of capitalism, the larger society would gradually convert to socialism.

In The Softest Grey Petals of the Bomb, Lay Your Finger Across My Lips

Dash Snow, In The Softest Grey Petals of the Bomb, Lay Your Finger Across My LIps

Dash Snow, In The Softest Grey Petals of the Bomb, Lay Your Finger Across My Lips
Softcover, 32 pp., digital 4/1, 5.25 x 8.25 inches
Edition of 300
Published by Peres Projects

out of print

Handmade saddle stitched booklet/zine of the artists photographs.

Slime the Boogie

Dash Snow, Slime the Boogie

Dash Snow, Slime the Boogie
Softback, 420 pp., offset 4/1, 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Editon of 300, unsigned, unnumbered, AP
Published by Peres Projects

out of print

The artist’s photographic work is in a thematically similar mode to photographers Nan Goldin, Larry Clark, Ryan McGinley and Richard Billingham, often depicting scenes of a candid or illicit nature. Instances of sex, drug taking, violence and art-world pretentiousness are documented with disarming frankness and honesty, offering insight into the decadent lifestyle associated with young New York City artists and their social circles.

Polaroids

Dash Snow, Polaroids

Dash Snow, Polaroids
Softback, 280 pp., offset 4/4, 11 x 11 inches
Edition of 2000
ISBN 0-9817658-4-X
Published by Peres Projects

out of print

The artist’s photographic work is in a thematically similar mode to photographers Nan Goldin, Larry Clark, Ryan McGinley and Richard Billingham, often depicting scenes of a candid or illicit nature. Instances of sex, drug taking, violence and art-world pretentiousness are documented with disarming frankness and honesty, offering insight into the decadent lifestyle associated with young New York City artists and their social circles.

Whitney Catalog (Special Edition)

Terence Koh, Whitney Catalog (Special Edition)

Terence Koh, Whitney Catalog (Special Edition)
Softcover/boxed, 148 pp., offset 4/1, 8.25 x 12 inches
one unique sculpture, one book, one info card signed
Edition of 50
ISBN 13-9780300123
Published by Peres Projects

$1000.00 · add to cart

This special catalog has been created by Terence Koh on the occasion of his exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (January 19-May 27, 2007). Each includes a lead sculpture by the artist. Each book has been hand-gouached. The scratch marks on the surface of the publication made by the sculpture are the intention of the artist.

The Whole Family

Terence Koh, The Whole Family

Terence Koh, The Whole Family
Softcover, 36 pp., offset 4/1, 5 x 7.5 inches
Edition of 1000
Published by Peres Projects

$30.00 · add to cart

Published on the occasion of the exhibition at Peres Project Los Angeles of the same name.

Such Things I Do Make Myself More Attractive To You

Terence Koh, Such Things I Do Make Myself More Attractive To You

Terence Koh, Such Things I Do Make Myself More Attractive To You
Softcover/boxed, 48 pp., offset 1/1, 6 x 8 x 1.5 inches
three booklets, one unique sculpture, black jelly beans
Edition of 200
Published by Peres Projects

out of print

Synopsis: Koh’s artists’ books and editions are integral to his exploration of the intersection between death and desire. Such Things I Do To Make Myself More Attractive To You amps up the sense of impending cataclysmic consummation. Each of the edition of 200 consists of a black box containing three booklets resting on a bed of black jellybeans, along with a unique ebony-colored, organically-shaped sculpture of black plaster and black glitter, and a black-on-black colophon card with a unique signed “drawing” on the reverse, individually charred around the edges. The first of the three pamphlets presents tiny ghostly black and white photographs, internet images of attractive young men, each centered in a sea of black. Each page of the second pamphlet presents a burn mark, which has in turn been burned with a cigarette, creating a series of negatives spaces surrounded by brown ashy tracing and reptilian bubbles. The last booklet, holding only a single tipped-in image, frames the overwhelming drive towards a loss of individuality though a prism of suicidal impulses.

Gone, Yet Still

Terence Koh, Gone, Yet Still

Terence Koh, Gone, Yet Still
Hardcover, 136 pp., offset 4/1, 9 x 6.75 inches
Edition of 1000
ISBN 3-901926-80-1
Published by Secession

out of print

Includes: critical essay by Shamim Momim, essays by AA Bronson, Bruce LaBruce, and Bruce Benderson, and Phil Aarons; images of past works and works included in the Secession exhibit Gone, Yet Still.

Instilled and Lost

Dean Sameshima, Instilled and Lost

Dean Sameshima, Instilled and Lost
Softcover, 116 pp., offset 4/4, 23 x 30 cm
Edition of 1000
ISBN 0-9778819-1-1
Published by Peres Projects

$30.00 · add to cart

A collection of recent works by Dean Sameshima. With essays by Lisa Lapinski, Lecia Dole Recio, Richard Lidinsky and Stuart Comer.

Hysteric Seven

Dean Sameshima, Hysteric Seven

Dean Sameshima, Hysteric Seven
Hardcover, 48 pp., offset 4/4, 9 x 10.25 inches
Edition of 500
Published by Hysteric Glamour

$50.00 · add to cart

This slim but potent collection of photographs from Dean Sameshima is divided into three chapters that lead seamlessly into one another: the sunbleached, unadorned cement facades of sex clubs make way for the rumpled, sweat-soaked sheets of the empty beds inside, which then open naturally onto the open shirts of the “Modern Boys” whom the artist has cropped just below the eyes. Bruce Hainley’s essay, “Jock, Model, Building, Bed,” uses Sameshima’s photographs as a launching pad for musings on objects of his own desire and the spaces and places of that desire.

Young Men At Play!, Vol. 2

Dean Sameshima, Young Men At Play!, Vol. 2

Dean Sameshima, Young Men At Play!, Vol. 2
Softcover, 24 pp., digital 4/4, 6 x 9 inches
Edition of 250
A DIS Publication

out of print

Young Men at Play!, Vol. 2 is the second catalog from Dean Sameshima’s 2005 exhibition at Taka Ishii Gallery in Tokyo. The images — of young men cavorting naked — are re-photographed from amateur magazines that circulated illegally in the U.S. in the 1960s. The catalog itself constitutes an outlaw act given existing censorship laws in Japan and the current conservative political climate in the United States. The work is motivated, in part, by the artist’s will to assert and examine the continued existence of underground culture as one amongst multiple “gay cultures”.

NY Art Book Fair

Printed Matter, Inc. presents the fourth annual NY Art Book Fair, October 2-4 at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, Queens. The Fair previews on the evening of Thursday, October 1, followed by a Benefit. Admission to the fair is free.

The Fair hosts over 200 international presses, booksellers, antiquarian dealers, and independent artist/publishers presenting a diverse range of the best in contemporary art publications.

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
22-25 Jackson Ave at the intersection of 46th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

Friday/Saturday, October 2 and 3, 2009, 11am-7pm
Sunday, October 4, 2009, 11am-5pm

Daddy VII+VIII

Daddy VII+VIII, Red Daddy+Daddy Uklanski
Softcover, 176 pp., offset 1/1, 200 x 300 mm
Softcover, 97 pp., offset 4/4, 200 x 300 mm
Edition of 2000
ISBN 0-9817658-2-3
ISBN 0-9817658-3-1
Published by Peres Projects

$60.00 · add to cart