Sunday, October 22, 2017

Michael Dumontier & Neil Farber | We all have to learn to live with what's inside of us

Michael Dumontier & Neil Farber
We all have to learn to live with what's inside of us
Toronto, Canada: Paul + Wendy Projects, 2017
3 x 3 x 2.75”
Edition of 10 signed and numbered copies.

This limited edition rubber stamp ($125, while they last) launches Thursday night at the Edition Toronto Art Book Fair. 

Karen Asher | Blanket

Karen Asher
Winnipeg, Canada: Platform, 2015
14 x 14” c-print
Edition of 31

Available from Platform Gallery. Visit their site here, or at the Edition Toronto Art Fair next weekend.

Arts + Letters Press

Jenn Law
Toronto, Canada: Self-published, 2014
11 x 7.75 x 1.12"
Edition of 2

Jenn Law
Toronto, Canada: Self-published, 2015
3D printed bottles, hand-made ink made from book ash, lithographed labels
Edition of 100

Penelope Stewart
Toronto, Canada: Self-published, 2000
108 pp., 11 x 14”, hardcover
Edition of one [signed and numbered]

Penelope Stewart
Ruin Gazing (open framed edition of 36 stereoscopic cards)
Toronto, Canada: Self-published, 2014.
5 x 9”
Edition of 4 signed and dated copies

Arts+Letters Press is "an independent, not-for-profit publishing platform for cross-disciplinary collaboration, exchange, and experimentation." Established earlier this year by artists Jenn Law and Penelope Stewart, Arts+Letters Press focuses on the production,  promotion and distribution of short-run artist books, multiples, editioned prints, monographs, catalogues, and the forthcoming biannual journal  Art+Reading.

Visit them on Facebook here, at their website, here, or at the forthcoming Edition Toronto Art Book Fair. 

The Site Magazine

"The Site Magazine is actively collecting specific, localized, and unique community perspectives from across the country to pursue a national outlook on global issues that can be asserted within international discussions. The Site Magazine has maintained itself as an unbiased, independent forum for the breadth of work and ideas happening in Canada. It has upheld an editorial stance that prioritizes a curatorial approach over traditional editing, facilitating cohesive discussion, critical debate, and an inclusive celebration of the variety within the Canadian built environment. At its core, it is interested in language, leveraging rhetoric and narrative to increase the ability of the city and architecture to speak to its inhabitants."

Visit The Site Magazine at the Edition Toronto Art Book Fair next weekend. 

Swimmers Group

Alex Bierk & Derek McCormack
Toronto: Canada: Swimmers Group, 2017
154 pp.,  7.5 x 9", softcover
Edition of 350 numbered copies

Nicholas Pye, Faye Mullen, & Skye Goodden
Rise and Fall
Toronto: Canada: Swimmers Group, 2015
58 pp., 8.75 x 11.75", softcover
Edition of 350 numbered copies

Tony Jeffries aka Tonetta
Free As A Bird
Toronto: Canada: Swimmers Group, 2014
276 pp.,  7 x 9", softcover
Edition of 60

Founded by Sebastian Frye in 2014, Swimmers Group produces poetry, comics, and artist books by Mark Laliberte, Geoffrey Pugen, Sarah Sands Phillips, Ami Xherro and many others. Visit Swimmers Group at their site, here, or next weekend at the Edition Toronto Art Book Fair.

Dave Heath | Washington Square

Dave Heath
Washington Square
London, UK: Stanley / Barker, 2016.
104 pp., 21.5 x 27.5 cm., hardcover
Edition size unknown

"In the late 50s, New York’s Washington Square was a place of rebellion, nicknamed junkie row and described by Simone de Beauvoir as “A cosmopolitan chorus of tourists, ‘intellectuals’, students and a dubious collection of beatniks, hippies and bohemians who gather while in the dimly lit night clubs and coffee houses, blues and folk singers perform.”

As a young man, the American photographer Dave Heath, created deeply expressive, candid portraits of the young people who populated the square, as well as venturing into the 7 Arts Coffee Gallery, where the infamous Beat poets: Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso and Jack Kerouac (who appear in the book), spent their nights giving readings of their latest works such as Ginsberg’s influential poem Howl, which is included as an introduction to the book."

Available for £35.00 in the UK from Ti Pin Tin, and $50.00 CDN from Stephen Bulger Gallery at Edition Toronto Art Book Fair this week.

2 ⁄ edition Art Book Fair

The second annual Edition Toronto Art Fair (2 ⁄ edition) takes place next weekend, running from Friday, October 27 to Monday, October 30, 2017 in conjunction with Canada’s international art fair, Art Toronto. This year sees an expanded roster of vendors and public programming that includes talks, performances and book launches. Featured guests include World Tea Party, V. Vale (of the incredible RE/Search Publications, Joseph Del Pesco, Dushko Petrovich, Bopha Chhay + Steffanie Ling, Paola Melchiori, Jim Shedden, Kristin Nelson and many others.

For more information, visit the website, here.

Between now and opening I will be posting items available from the various participating exhibitors, a list of which can be seen here.