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Gareth Long: Never Odd Or Even



May 1, 2012
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Gareth Long: Never Odd Or Even
Frances Loeffler, Kevin Killian, Maria Fusco, Erika Balsom, Simon Critchley and Gareth Long



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 Pécuchet’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. Gareth Long’s work has been shown at the Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe; the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal; and MoMA PS1, New York. The authors : Simon Critchley is chair of philosophy at New York's New School for Social Research. Maria Fusco is Director of Art Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London. Kevin Killian is a poet and playwright. Erika Balsom is professor of film studies at Carleton University.

Southern Alberta Art Gallery (May 2012) 86 pp 30 col. ill. 9.5 x 6.5 in softcover   978-1-894699-53-2    $35.00 Can. $38.00 U.S.

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