Published by Rainoff. Text by Peter Eleey, Michel Leiris, Jack Spicer, Gertrude Stein.
This is an expanded edition of the first comprehensive review of American abstract painter Matt Connors (born 1973), first published for his 2012 exhibition Impressionism at MoMA PS1. Connors takes rubbings from his studio floor, pouring layers of paint into the fabric like dye, or using wet paintings as stamps.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 7.5 x 9.5 in. / 176 pgs / 93 color.
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DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: FALL 2016 p. 154
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Correspondences is Matt Connorsí first artist book. Taking its inspiration from 1960ís poetry paperback covers, the book acts as a kind of "themes and variations" / exercise de style, deploying a psychedelic template and reiterating it through a limited number of colors and formal iterations. The saturated colors and delicate play of formal repetition and variation create both a series of linked discreet images as well as an autonomous art object, with color and form creating a narrative rather than text.
Printed in stunning offset spot color, Correspondences becomes a sort of abstract flip book, with color and formal information spilling from the cover, to the interior and onto the spine and edges of the book.
In addition, each copy has been individually collated by the artist, so that every book has a unique sequence of colors/images, and is unique. Printed and bound in New York City.
Softcover, perfect bound, offset printed in 5 spot colors on 100 lb paper stock, with a linen-textured coated cover. Edition of 500, 2011. Published by Ooga Booga.
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