Thursday, May 10, 2012

Judy Pfaff, Esopus, #14, "Projects" issue, Spring 2010

These works were installation artist Judy Pfaff's contribution to this issue of Esopus which featured 12 artists' projects. Pfaff's two double-sided accordion fold pages/inserts have become detached from the magazine and here they've been arranged on each side of the front cover of issue #14. The original pages were constructed of 3" x 4.5" color photos taped together. Subjects vary from flowers, fancy ceilings to installation shots from one of her works. Each page 11 1/2" x 9", fully extended 30".

Ben Patterson, Methods & Processes, (1962) reprinted by Editions Insertain Sens/Chateaugiron, FRAC Bretagne, 2011

This is a reprint of a rather odd publication from 1962, in which Patterson sets up a variety of situations and issues instructions for the reader to perform. Its all pretty serious stuff until you get to, "cover shapely female with whipped cream lick...topping of chopped nuts and cherries optional." Those Fluxus boys sure knew how to put together a recipe. Single page 10 3/4" (h), x 7.5" (w), fully extended, 4' 4 1/2" (w)