Brendan Fowler, CancelledBrendan Fowler, Cancelled

Brendan Fowler, Cancelled
Softcover, 60 pp., offset 4/1, 7 x 10 inches
Edition of 1000
Published by 100% Biz

$20.00 ·

Cancellation for me is this dynamic act: it is at once violent, an attack, an endgame to a struggle, but at the same time the mega opener. In the place of something cancelled there is only opportunity, only potential… For example, an event is cancelled, you have the night free; tour is cancelled, you have two weks to stay at home and work in your studio and sleep in your own bed and not lose money; exhibition is cancelled, now look at all of this time and material you have floating around… The bottom line is canceling as negating, as a way to remove to create potential, to create space. So after working for a while with the graphice of a literal “CANCELLED” stencil image, it was like, how do you cancel that? How does that get further negated?

— Brendan Fowler

Social documentaries amid this pist

Mark Borthwick, Social documentaries amid this pist

Mark Borthwick, Social documentaries amid this pist
Softcover, 240 pp., web offset 1/1, 210 x 270 mm
Edition of 250
Published by Mark Borthwick (2002)

$150.00 ·

condition: good, minor edge wear, binding intact.

A social documentary. An appropriation of distinctions between elements. Grey area. An essay in images that repeat themselves. An apparent way to dilute the importance of one over another. Black and white photographs, hand written texts, and xeroxed pages.

The Kingsboro Press 6

The Kingsboro Press 6The Kingsboro Press 6

The Kingsboro Press 6
Softcover, 52 pp., mimeograph 3/1, 8.5 x 11 inches
Edition of 350
Published by The Kingsboro Press

$20.00 ·

Issue 6 of The Kingsboro Press, mimeograph printed by The Kingsboro Press at The Uses of Literacy in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Contributors: Heather Anderson, Merlin Chowanyun, Paul Cowan, Brian Faucette, Brendan Fowler, Adam Marnie, Ethan Swan, Clare Wohlnick, Bobbi Woods, Yan Yan, Seth Zucker.

All Time Greatest

Natilee Harren and Andrew Berardini, All Time Greatest

Natilee Harren and Andrew Berardini, All Time Greatest
Softcover, 32 pp., mimeograph 1/1 + offset 4/4, 190 x 280 mm
Edition of 150
Vol. 1 (texts) + Vol. 2 (images)
Published by Fellows of Contemporary Art

$10.00 ·

A two-volume, limited edition catalogue designed by Brian Roettinger, published as his contribution to the exhibition, including essays by Andrew Berardini and Natilee Harren. Vol. 1 with texts; Vol. 2 with images.

Beyond the emergent field of sound art, there exist certain artists for whom music forms one aspect of a multi-faceted practice or for whom it plays a deep influence that may not find expression outside the studio. Conceived as a concept album-turned-exhibition, All Time Greatest offers the opportunity to consider how artists’ musical predilections — the secret soundtrack to their production — might add a dimension of significance to their work in an exhibition setting. The exhibition features the work of 11 LA-based artists: Gabrielle Ferrer, Brendan Fowler, Alex Klein, Dave Muller, Eamon Ore-Giron, Vincent Ramos, Steve Roden, Brian Roettinger, Sumi Ink Club (Luke Fischbeck and Sarah Rara), and Stephanie Taylor.

With the curator repositioned as fan or enthusiast, artists were selected out of an admiration for or curiosity about their musical knowledge and tastes. The center of the gallery will feature a turntable and record collection composed of each artist’s chosen “all time greatest” album. Visitors are welcome to thumb through and listen to the records. The pairing of visual art and music emphasizes the temporal dimension of viewing, and comfortable seating will invite visitors to spend extended time with the works on display. Against the culture of rapid digital file sharing, All Time Greatest uses the exhibition format as an opportunity to revive an analog, old-school approach to sharing music at the same time that it adapts the fan culture of audiophiles to the task of the curator.