Arturo Herrera Books

Jan. 25, 2014 - Dec. 13, 2014

Main Gallery

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Installation view

Arturo Herrera

Books , 2012

Set No. 1 of six individual sets

silkscreen and mixed media on paper

15 3/4 x 25 1/2 x 4 1/4 (artist box)

Arturo Herrera

Books , 2012

Set No. 1 of six individual sets

Detail of Buddelschiff Museum – Neuherlinger Siel

Herausgegeben Landmann

silkscreen and mixed media on paper

8.3 x 5.8 x 0.2 inches

210 x 148 x 6 mm

Arturo Herrera

Books , 2012

Set No. 1 of six individual sets

Detail of Flüsse und Seen

Herausgegeben Bernhard Bergmann

1956 Athenäum Verlag, Junker und Dünnhaupt KG, Bonn

silkscreen and mixed media on paper

10.6 x 8 x 0.5 inches

268 x 202 x 12 mm

Arturo Herrera

Books , 2012

Set No. 2 of six individual sets

silkscreen and mixed media on paper

15 3/4 x 25 1/2 x 4 1/4 (artist box)

Arturo Herrera

Books , 2012

Set No. 2 of six individual sets

Detail of Graphiker der Gegenwart – Lesser Ury

Lothar Brieger

1921 Verlag Neue Kunsthandlung, Berlin

silkscreen and mixed media on paper

7.9 x 5.9 x 0.3 inches

200 x 151 x 8 mm

Arturo Herrera

Books , 2012

Set No. 2 of six individual sets

Detail

Arturo Herrera

Books , 2012

Set No. 2 of six individual sets

Detail

Installation view

Arturo Herrera

Books , 2012

Set No. 3 of six individual sets

silkscreen and mixed media on paper

15 3/4 x 25 1/2 x 4 1/4 (artist box)

Arturo Herrera

Books , 2012

Set No. 3 of six individual sets

Detail

Arturo Herrera

Books , 2012

Set No. 3 of six individual sets

Detail

Arturo Herrera

Books , 2012

Set No. 3 of six individual sets

Detail

Installation view

Arturo Herrera

Books , 2012

Set No. 4 of six individual sets

silkscreen and mixed media on paper

15 3/4 x 25 1/2 x 4 1/4 (artist box)

Arturo Herrera

Books , 2012

Set No. 4 of six individual sets

Detail

Arturo Herrera

Books , 2012

Set No. 4 of six individual sets

Detail

Arturo Herrera

Books , 2012

Set No. 4 of six individual sets

Detail

Arturo Herrera

Books , 2012

Set No. 4 of six individual sets

Detail



Press Release

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.