Jan. 25, 2014 - Dec. 13, 2014
Corbett vs. Dempsey is pleased to announce three simultaneous solo exhibitions: Arturo Herrera, Books ; John Sparagana, Crowds & Powder ; and Jackie Saccoccio, Portraits .
In his second Corbett vs. Dempsey exhibition, Arturo Herrera unveils his newly minted artist books. Grouped and boxed in sets of 10, these unique works are interventions into hand-selected flea-market finds, both cloth-bound and paperback specimens, that the artist has reworked with serigraphy, printing onto each page spread, overlaying optical patterns, expressionistic lines, or swooping cartoon shards. Closely related to Herrera’s collages, these books refrain from cutting and mixing, instead leaving all the elements in situ, executing all operations on material compiled in a given format. The result, in every case, is a transformed object, a fragment of literature page-by-page rejuvenated, resuscitated, reborn.