Gareth Long - Remarks Addressed to an Illiterate Book-Fancier

Remarks Addressed to an Illiterate Book-Fancier

May 1 - June 9, 2012
Kate Werble Gallery
Photos by Elisabeth Bernstein.

Spanning the two spaces, the gallery at 83 Vandam and at 89 Vandam, Remarks Addressed to an Illiterate Book-Fancier continues Long's ongoing interest in amateurism, printing, replication, books, learning and the artist as subject. Drawing from various popular and historical literary sources, Long brings together an associative layering of references that reflects with insight and humor on contemporary artistic production

Gareth Long - Remarks Addressed to an Illiterate Book-Fancier

Installation views

Gareth Long - Remarks Addressed to an Illiterate Book-Fancier

Gareth Long - Remarks Addressed to an Illiterate Book-Fancier

Gareth Long - Remarks Addressed to an Illiterate Book-Fancier

Literary Asses: A Prologue (Lucius, Lucian, Lucius)
&
Literary Asses: Lucius from Apulieus’ The Golden Ass or the Metamorphoses

Both 2012
UV inkjet print on aluminum /
Gold foil stamp on paper
47 x 35” /
10.25 x 7.8”

Gareth Long - Remarks Addressed to an Illiterate Book-Fancier

Bouvard and Pécuchet’s Invented Desk for Copying
[Versions 1, 3, 4, 5 (copy 2), 7, 8, 10, 12, 14 (copy2)]

2007–2011
Materials and dimensions variable

Gareth Long - Remarks Addressed to an Illiterate Book-Fancier

Gareth Long - Remarks Addressed to an Illiterate Book-Fancier

Bouvard and Pécuchet’s Invented Desk for Copying
[Version 14 [copy 2]

Bouvard and Pécuchet's Invented Desk for Copying
– Construction Diagram – Prouvé's Compass Version (BLUE)

2011 / 2010
Plywood, laminate, metal /
Graphite copying paper
28.75 x 36 x 84” /
21.75 × 22"

Gareth Long - Remarks Addressed to an Illiterate Book-Fancier

Bouvard and Pécuchet's Invented Desk for Copying – Printed (Stainless Steel Set)

2012
Dimensions variable
Bronze-infused stainless steel

Gareth Long - Remarks Addressed to an Illiterate Book-Fancier

Gareth Long - Remarks Addressed to an Illiterate Book-Fancier

Gareth Long - Remarks Addressed to an Illiterate Book-Fancier

Bouvard and Pécuchet's Invented Desk for Copying –
Liam Gillick Version – Printed (Stainless Steel)

2012
Bronze-infused stainless steel
2.2 × 2.5 × 5"

Gareth Long - Remarks Addressed to an Illiterate Book-Fancier

Bouvard and Pécuchet's Invented Desk for Copying –
Version 7 – Printed (Stainless Steel)

2012
Bronze-infused stainless steel
1.8 × 1.9 × 4.2"

Gareth Long - Remarks Addressed to an Illiterate Book-Fancier

Bouvard and Pécuchet's Invented Desk for Copying –
Construction Diagram – Liam Gillick Version (Aluminum)

2012
UV inkjet print on aluminum
47 × 35"

Gareth Long - Remarks Addressed to an Illiterate Book-Fancier

Gareth Long - Remarks Addressed to an Illiterate Book-Fancier

Remarks Addressed to an Illiterate Book Fancier

2012
UV inkjet print on aluminum
29.25 x 47”

Gareth Long - Remarks Addressed to an Illiterate Book-Fancier

Gareth Long - Remarks Addressed to an Illiterate Book-Fancier

Loeb

2012
UV inkjet print on aluminum
45 × 24"

Gareth Long - Remarks Addressed to an Illiterate Book-Fancier

Gareth Long - Remarks Addressed to an Illiterate Book-Fancier

Work In Progress

2010
Video
05:12

Gareth Long - Remarks Addressed to an Illiterate Book-Fancier

Perfect Metaphor

2012
Video
7:00

Gareth Long - Remarks Addressed to an Illiterate Book-Fancier

Remarks Addressed to an Illiterate Book-Fancier

2012
2 colour risograph on paper, 48 pages
8.89 × 5.51"

An essay by Lucian of Samosata - a second-century Greek rhetorician and satirist. An acerbic diatribe against misguided book collecting as a way to gain status through feigned literary erudition, the text draws a parallel to the perception of artists as charlatans (including, but not limited to, myself). Along with a print on aluminum bearing the title of Lucian's essay, two newly commissioned English translations of the original Greek by Athena Kirk and Zach Seely have been assembled ino a publication in collaboration with designer Sebastian Campos.

Gareth Long - Remarks Addressed to an Illiterate Book-Fancier

Gareth Long - Remarks Addressed to an Illiterate Book-Fancier

Gareth Long - Remarks Addressed to an Illiterate Book-Fancier

Gareth Long - Remarks Addressed to an Illiterate Book-Fancier