Bookish featuring Artschwager, Canright, Herrera, Higgins, Hill, Knowles, Marshall, Nauman, Quiriconi, Westermann, Wolfe,  and Zuckerman-Hartung

July 25, 2014 - Aug. 23, 2014

East Wing

View

Richard Artschwager


Book
1987
5 1/8 x 20 x 1/8 x 12 1/ 16 inches

Installation view

Arturo Herrera

Untitled
2014
oil and acrylic on hardcover book
7 1/2 x 4 3/4 x 1 1/2 inches

Sarah Canright

Untitled
1975
17 3/4 x 25 inches

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

The Worl of Matisse
2010
26 x 18 inches

H.C. Westermann


exhibition catalog Respectfully Cliff
1968
10 x 8 1/4 inches

H.C. Westermann

To Bill / from Cliff
1968
ink and watercolor on paper (first page of “Respectfully Cliff,” exhibition catalog, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1968)
10 x 8 1/4 inches


Rodney Quiriconi

Untitled (”Days Off”)
1987
altered book with cut and glued pages, paper collage, and photograph
7 1/2 x 5 inches (closed), 7 1/2 x 10 inches (open)
signed and dated in graphite on inner page

Rodney Quiriconi

(Alternate view)
1987
altered book with cut and glued pages, paper collage, and photograph
7 1/2 x 5 inches (closed), 7 1/2 x 10 inches (open)
signed and dated in graphite on inner page

Installation view

Gary Hill

Bind
1995
installation (black and white, sound); combination 13-inch color video monitor/VHS video cassette recorder, steel cable, book (Jacques Ellul, The Humiliation of the Word. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1985)
dimensions variable
Edition of 5, 1 A.P.

Steve Wolfe

Untitled (Stephen Crane: Stories and Tales)
2008-11
oil, ink transfer, modeling paste, paper, and wood
7 3/16 x 4 1/4 x 3/4 inches

Kerry James Marshall

The Ghost: A Tale in 3 Pictures and 3 Days
1982
color linoleum block print and marker on five sheets of taped cardstock
7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches (closed); 7 1/2 x 26 inches (open)
signed “Kerry Marshall” and dated on front cover

Dick Higgins

A Grammar of the Mind and a Phenomenology of Love and a Science of the Arts As Seen by a Stalker of the Wild Mushroom
1969
leather bound book
8 1/4 x 6 inches

Installation view

Bruce Nauman

Clear Sky
1968
artist book, offset printed, staple-bound
12 x 12 inches (closed)

Bruce Nauman

Clear Sky
1968
artist book, offset printed, staple-bound
12 x 24 inches (open)

Alison Knowles

Brick Book Trilogy (1/3)
mid-1990s
dyed flax paper bricks, eyeglasses, different kinds of lenses, metal watch band, seaweed strands, red beans, and hole punch holes
8 1/2 x 7 x 2 1/2 inches

Alison Knowles

Brick Book Trilogy (2/3)
mid-1990s
dyed flax paper bricks, eyeglasses, different kinds of lenses, metal watch band, seaweed strands, red beans, and hole punch holes
8 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 3 inches

Alison Knowles

Brick Book Trilogy (3/3)
mid-1990s
dyed flax paper bricks, eyeglasses, different kinds of lenses, metal watch band, seaweed strands, red beans, and hole punch holes
8 1/2 x 5 x 2 1/2 inches

Press Release

Opening reception: Saturday, July 26, 2014, from 3:00-6:00pm.

To complement Hamady’s show, Corbett vs. Dempsey has assembled Bookish, an exhibition of book-related works by a diverse range of artists. These include more conceptually oriented pieces by Bruce Nauman (a gorgeous 1968 bookwork), Gary Hill, and Richard Artschwager, a rare, early, accordion-fold book by Kerry James Marshall, Molly Zuckerman-Hartung’s book-painting “The Worl of Matisse,” a vibrant painted book by Arturo Herrera, an exquisite 1970s book of woven paper by Sarah Canright, gritty book assemblages by Allison Knowles and Rodney Quiriconi, and an insanely cool facsimile book by Steve Wolfe, one of the most dogged book-investigator-artists.

Featuring Richard Artschwager, Sarah Canright, Arturo Herrera, Dick Higgins, Gary Hill, Alison Knowles, Kerry James Marshall, Bruce Nauman, Rodney Quiriconi, H.C. Westermann, Steve Wolfe, and Molly Zuckerman-Hartung.