Regen Projects will host a book signing with Jack Pierson and Liz Larner to celebrate the releases of two recent monographs: Jack Pierson: Less and more and Liz Larner: Don’t put it back like it was.
Jack Pierson: Less and more celebrates and documents the career of pioneering New York–based artist Jack Pierson (born 1960). Published on the occasion of Pierson’s tenth solo presentation with Regen Projects, this full-color publication illustrates works produced over 35 years of the artist’s multidisciplinary practice. The publication follows the design of the exhibition, creating a personal sojourn through the artist’s career. Featuring a new contribution by Evan Moffitt that surveys the artist’s body of work in relation to queer cultural zeitgeists of the 1990s, a conversation between the artist and Andy Campbell, and an essay by Bruce Benderson, Less and more shines new light on Pierson’s oeuvre. Published by Regen Projects and DoPe Press.
Liz Larner: Don’t put it back like it was advances key ideas that have preoccupied American artist Liz Larner (born 1960) for more than thirty years: the relationship between reality and illusion, stability and power, and object and viewer—dynamics that Larner positions as central to a contemporary understanding of sculpture. The book considers the ways in which the artist’s virtuosic forms—whether aggressive or delicate, technically exquisite or unruly and formless—have expanded the potential of sculpture to engender dynamics between the work, the embodied viewer, the surrounding environment, and the larger cultural context. Texts by Connie Butler, Mary Ceruti, and Ariana Reines explore the material features of Larner’s work (in mediums that range from bacterial cultures to steel chain, from surgical gauze to bronze, and from paper to porcelain, selected for their physical properties as well as for social and historical associations), as well as its feminist challenges to social and political constructions of space. Published by Dancing Foxes Press, SculptureCenter, and Walker Art Center.
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