By Eric Doeringer
Launch and Signing
Thursday, September 8th, 5-7 PM
Printed Matter is pleased to present a launch and signing for two new works from artist Eric Doeringer —Records (After Ed Ruscha) and Arcs Circles & Grids (After Sol LeWitt). Please join us this Thursday, September 8th, 5-7 PM. Printed Matter is located at 195 Tenth Ave, between 21st and 22nd Street, New York.
Over the last ten years Doeringer has built a body of work recreating the seminal works of the early conceptual artists. The sly, deadpan facsimiles fall short (often intentionally) of a total faithfulness, and as the core principles of reproduction veer into the inventive, his books become artworks in their own right.
For Records (after Ed Ruscha), Doeringer has tracked-down and re-photographed all 30 records contained in Ruscha’s original 1971 artists' book, the left page of each spread showing an album cover, with the corresponding vinyl LP on the right. In an attempt to replicate the book totally, the two inevitably diverge--Doeringer’s records show different patterns of wear, price tags, markings, and other variations.
For Arcs Circles & Grids (after Sol LeWitt), Doeringer offers his version of Sol LeWitt's 1972 book Arcs Circles & Grids. The book features drawings of every possible combination of arcs (from the corners and the midpoints of sides), circles, and grids -- a total of 195 permutations. Because Doeringer’s book is slightly smaller than LeWitt's (7.5" square vs. 8"), the arcs, circles, and grids intersect in different places. And so, although the two works stem from a common place, Doeringer’s take on "Arcs from one corner and two opposite sides" is something that unfolds into a unique form all its own, a kind of LeWittian permutation on the level of the book itself.
Records (after Ed Ruscha) is perfect bound, 72 pages and measures 7 x 5.5". It retails for $35 and can be purchased at Printed Matter or online here.
Arcs Circles & Grids (after Sol LeWitt) is perfect bound, 208 pages and measures 7.5 x 7.5". It retails for $35 and can be purchased at Printed Matter or online here.