Monday, September 4, 2017

Scott Helmes, 5, Stamp Bad Press/The Hermetic Press, 2016 [ed. 30]

A quiet little one person exhibition of a 5 piece series by this Minnesota-based visual and concrete poet. 

Individual pages 7.25" (h) x 5.5" (w) with a total of 8 pages, and fully extended 3ft 8inches.

And a big thank you to the infamous scott macleod (oakland) for sending this accordion to me!

Allyce Silva, Thanksgiving, mixed media, c. 2016

Back cover

A fun mixed-media accordion that has a nice folksy quality and I especially like the paperworks and the cut-out stencils.

Individual pages 8" (h) X 6" (w), 8 pages fully extended at 4ft.

Reijo Karkkainen, Money Tox, Le Dernier Cri, 2003 [ed. 200]

Back cover

Another of Le Dernier Cri's fantastic multi-accordion accordion publications and this one features the work of the Finnish artist Reijo Karkkainen. This silkscreened book combines two distinctive sets of drawings that are used to good effect on the different sides of the expanded pages and they only reveal themselves when the book is activated by the reader. According to Reijo the title is a slang phrase that means an addicted person.

 Individual page 6" (h) x 6" (w), 36 pages in total.