Kaleid 2013 London

Black Light and e·mer·gence I & II
@ The Art Academy, London
Friday 19 July & Saturday 20 July 2013
Black Light and e·mer·gence I & II selected by an international jury (David Senior – Bibliographer MoMA Library, USA; Elizabeth James – Senior Librarian National Art Library, V&A Museum, UK; Sofie Dederen – Director, Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium ) for KALEID 2013 curated exhibition of fifty artists’ books from European-based artists at The Art Academy.

e·mer·gence … to become visible

Emergence

@ 16th International Contemporary Artists’ Book Fair, Leeds
 Friday 8 March – Saturday 9 March 2013

  • Acquired by the Tate Library Collection, London
  • Selected for KALEID 2013 curated exhibition by an international jury from MoMA Library, USA, V&A Museum, UK and Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium

e·mer·gence I and e·mer·gence II first exhibited with AMBruno artist book collective in Leeds (March 2013). Since then they have been shown at Arnolfini in Bristol (April 2013) and Baltic in Newcastle (June 2013). Inspired by observing star formations and John Latham’s ‘least event’ structure, and using elements of control and chance, the drawings express the shortest time in which I can create a mark – the second – the base unit of time. Selecting 16, a random number to determine the quantity of drawings, duration, process and format, instigated the chance element, while paradoxically creating a predetermined framework.
Each 16 leaves (32 pages); 16 x 16 cm; 16 ink drawings; indigo print; edition of 32; produced by Book Works, London

Black Light

JG blacklight bookThe London Art Book Fair @ the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
21 – 23 September 2012

  • Acquired by:
    Tate Library Collection, London
    Chelsea College of Arts Collection, London
    Leeds Art Library, Leeds
    MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) Collection, New York
    Skillman Art Library, Lafayette, Pennsylvania
    MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art), Barcelona
    Clark Art Institute, Massachusetts
  • Selected for KALEID 2013 curated exhibition of 50 artists’ books from European-based artists by an international jury from MoMA Library, USA, V&A Museum, UK and Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium

Black Light reflects on the experience of observing and photographing the annular solar eclipse on 20 May 2012 at the McMath-Pierce solar telescope while artist-in-residence at Kitt Peak and the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Arizona, USA.
30 pages; concertina format; 15 x 11 cm folded /15 x 165 cm unfolded; sequence of 11 photographs with time taken; edition of 30; produced by Book Works, London