By Mark Gonzales & Benjamin Deberdt
NY Launch and Signing
Friday, September 9th, 5-7 PM
Printed Matter is pleased to announce a launch for Le Cercle, a recent publication from artist Mark Gonzales and photographer Benjamin Deberdt. Please join us for a reception and signing with both artists on Friday, September 9th. Printed Matter is located at 195 Tenth Avenue, between 21st and 22nd Street.
In 2009, artist and professional skateboarder Mark Gonzales revisited his project the 'Circle Board' - a sequence of nine skateboards joined end to end to form a complete loop. Benjamin Deberdt photographed Mark riding his creation before dawn in front of the Eiffel Tower producing grainy black and white prints. These photographs were then shipped to New York City and drawn directly upon by Mark in his idiosyncratic style. His poetry, familiar characters and some new themes can be seen, much of these inspired by the photos themselves and the city of Paris.
The publication is a limited run artist book conceived by the artists and Izrock Pressings. It includes a mix of 4-color cover and 2 color Risograph printing throughout, with printing by Blood and Thunder press in Sydney, Australia.
Le Cercle is risograph-printed perfect bound book with a belly-band. It is 52 pages and measures 20 x 25.5 cm.
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 New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City, Department of Cultural Affairs, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the Schoenstadt Family Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, the Gesso Foundation, the Foundation for Contemporary, Arts, the Morris B. and Edith S. Cartin Family Foundation Inc., the Mondriaan Foundation, Shapco Printing Inc., and individuals worldwide.
Printed Matter, Inc.
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New York, NY 10011
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