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"I should say a little about the retrospective of your editions and ephemera that we presented at Printed Matter. One aspect of your work that I love is how difficult it is to determine what is a work and what is not. Every poster or invitation card, and even the envelope in which a card is mailed, may be--and probably is--a work of art. For those of us who love books and printed matter, this makes your production particularly rich. So when we invited you to make a retrospective exhibition at Printed Matter, I knew the task would be difficult, albeit rewarding. Drawing on twenty-five years of multiples, invitations, coins, books, and other works in multiple formats, you constructed a brilliant mini-blockbuster, a lexicon of your methods, from anagram to xerography. But someday someone should undertake a complete and detailed retrospective of your multiples, because in your case, more is more: the richness of your work is revealed in the intricacies of the relationships that knit them into a single production."
AA Bronson, excerpted from Micah Lexier: Le Maxi Cheri in I'm Thinking of a Number.
MONOGRAPHS & CATALOGSMicah Lexier: Iím Thinking of a Number
Clth, 7 x 9 in. / 300 pgs / 196 color / 4 bw. | 8/30/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9780919616509 | $50.00
Published by The Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.
Edited and with Introduction by Jan Peacock. Foreword by Garry N. Kennedy. Text by Christina Ritchie, AA Bronson.
Canadian artist Micah Lexier has built an international reputation working in a variety of media, often making work with numerical themes, such as 1995's "Self-portrait as a Lucite Cube Divided Proportionally a (Red) Volume Representing Life Lived and a (Clear) Volume Representing Life to Come, Based on Statistical Life Expectancy." Over the past three decades, he has also produced a significant body of multiple materials to be distributed to viewers, including prize ribbons, printed balloons, custom-minted coins and individually numbered cards. Micah Lexier: I'm Thinking of a Number is a survey of the artist's invitations, posters, book works, T-shirts, boxed sets and other multiples produced between 1980 and 2010. It includes a multiple created by the artist for this publication--a letterpress sheet of four stickers tipped in as the final work itemized by the monograph.
Clth, 7 x 9 in. / 300 pgs / 196 color / 4 bw.
Pub Date 8/30/2010
Catalog: FALL 2010 p. 102
ISBN 9780919616509 TRADE
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