Gareth Long: Never Odd Or Even
9.3 x 6.5"
Published by the Southern Alberta Art Gallery
Publication documenting two recent bodies of work by New York-based artist Gareth Long. Untitled (Stories) is a set of lenticular prints accompanied by the book series that pivots around a disjunction between the oeuvre of J.D. Salinger and the design of his books: the original Little, Brown & Co. book cover designs are a starting point for nine large-scale prints. An unfinished Gustave Flaubert novel is the central point around which the other works revolve. Bouvard and Pecuchet's Invented Desk for Copying is a suite of two-sided desk-sculptures that form the core of a related suite of projects. At the heart of both works lies a fascination with books as uniquely flexible vehicles of meaning, as complex compendia to be read, re-read and mis-read.
Featuring essays by Erika Balsom, Frances Loeffler; a one-act play by Kevin Killian; a project by Maria Fusco; and a conversation between Gareth Long & Simon Critchley.
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