Four Over One
Saturday, May 15, 2010, 5-7 PM
Printed Matter is pleased to host a book launch and signing for Four Over One by Phil Chang. Please join us and the artist on Saturday, May 15, from 5-7 PM. Printed Matter is located at 195 Tenth Avenue between 21st and 22nd streets in New York City.
In Four Over One, the Los Angeles based artist Phil Chang employs the format of an artist’s book to explore ideas of economy and obsolescence. In collaboration with designer Jonathan Maghen, Four Over One is structured around Chang’s interest in how new outcomes arise from an antagonism between perceived and actual forms of value. The photographs that appear in the book were created using expired photographic materials exposed by an archival book scanner. Through a sparse display of color, black and white, and half-tone photographs, in conjunction with a restrained typographic treatment, Four Over One employs an economy of scale in order to consider the roles of abstraction, methods of art production, and modes of distribution in our contemporary culture.
Published by the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at LACMA, Four Over One is 64 color pages, beautifully cloth-bound with a foil stamped cover, and retails for $39.95. It is available both in store and online here.
Please contact the bookstore by phone at 212-925-0325 or by email at orders @ printedmatter.org to arrange signed copies for those who cannot attend.
Printed Matter, Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1976 by artists and art workers with the mission to foster the appreciation, dissemination, and understanding of artists' books and other artists' publications.
Printed Matter, Inc. has received support, in part, through grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Altria Group Inc, the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The Cowles Charitable Trust, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, The Gesso Foundation, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the Schoenstadt Family Foundation, Tekserve, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and individuals worldwide.