26 January 2012

Beautiful Losers

Following the recent screening of Beautiful Losers, Herron's Active Student Artists hosted a lecture by husband and wife artists, Chris Johanson and Jo Jackson. Here are some of the resources available at Herron Art Library to learn more about these artists, or others featured in the film.

Chris Johanson
by Chris Johnson with an essay by Aaron Rose
Deitch Projects, 2004
N6537.J56 A4 2004

Young, Sleek and Full of Hell: Ten Years of New York's Alleged Gallery
compiled by Aaron Rose
N6512 .A422 2005

Barry McGee T.H.R.
Damiani, 2010
N6537.M3339 A4 2010

Vitamin D: New Perspectives in Drawing
Phaidon, 2005
NC95 .V58 2005

Mike Mills: Graphics Films
Alleged Press/Damiani, 2009
N6537.M558 A4 2009

Beautiful Losers (video recording)

Oscilloscope Pictures, 2009
N6536 .B43885 2009

Exit Through the Gift Shop (video recording)
Paranoid Pictures; a Banksy Film, 2010
N6797.B363 E958 2010

Images from Librarything.com

24 January 2012

Weekly Perusables: Tooth Ring

Tooth Ring, by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, is part of Herron Art Library's artists' book collection, and is currently on display in the arists' book alcove. The silver ring is part of an edition of 23, and features a cast of the artist's left molar.

P-Orridge is best known for founding early industrial bands Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV and his "Pandrogeny" project where he and his late wife, Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge, attempted to merge their identities through cosmetic surgery, hormone therapy and behavior modification. The artist also creates work heavily influenced by Dadaist collage, with examples in 30 Years of Being Cut Up, also part of the Herron artists' book collection.

Tooth Ring
N7433.4.P677 T6684 2010 Artists' Books

30 Years of Being Cut Up
N7433.4.P677 A123 2009 Artists' Books

image from WesternXeditions

Sources: The artist's website, genesisbreyerporridge.com and "Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Daniel Albrigo: Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is... A LOVE STORY," on artlog.com

(blog entry by Sara O'Sha)

17 January 2012

Weekly Perusables: Suprasensorial

Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color was published in conjunction with the MOCA exhibition showcasing the work of Latin American Artists Carlos Cruz-Diez, Lucio Fontana, Julio Le Parc, Hélio Oiticica and Neville D’Almeida, and Jesús Rafael Soto. Like the exhibition, the catalog is participatory in nature and includes translucent red and green acetate sheets which are required to read the essays. Using the overlays, the book's text is revealed in Spanish or English.

Watch a video of how it works on MOCA's blog or stop by the Herron Library to experience this unique read.

Suprasensorial : Experiments in Light, Color, and Space
Organized by Alma Ruiz
Special Collections N6494.L54 R85 2011

image from graphis.com

(blog entry by Sara O'Sha)

12 January 2012

Weekly Perusables: Super Hereos In Action

This isn't your average super hero book. Newport's heroes wear hand-knitted costumes reminiscent of what a grandmother might craft. This is part of the point as the forward explains, "Newport's costume's offer wry commentary on traditional notions of masculinity..."

This interesting library book was published in conjunction with Newport's show at Cranbook Art Museum in 2009, and includes plenty of images of his super knitting as well as essays in written and comic strip form.

Mark Newport: Super Heroes in Action
Cranbrook Art Museum, 2009
NK8898.N49 A4 2009

images from gregkucera.com and daily-design-news.de

(blog entry by Sara O'Sha)