Canvas Events

John Latham, Canvas Events

John Latham, Canvas Events
Softcover, 24 pp., offset 4/1, 215 x 275 mm
Edition of 1000
ISBN 978-1-905464-31-9
Published by Ridinghouse

$22.00 ·

Published on the occasion of the exhibition John Latham, Canvas Events
at Karsten Schubert / Richard Saltoun
5 May — 11 June 2010

This small but impeccably produced catalog introduces a never-before-exhibited series of works by the late British artist John Latham (1921-2006). The 1994 works called, Canvas Events, features spray-painted and twisted canvas on wooden stretchers. The works challenge the conventional relationship between canvas and stretcher, turning the traditional site of the painting into a sculptural field. Latham often worked with spray paint; he often described the dotted sprinkled result as miniature universes. Reproductions of the 1994 Canvas Events are accompanied by a conversation between Latham, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Barbara Steveni, in which they discuss the artist’s work over time.