DIY (Visits Chicago): Photographers and Books Center for Book and Paper Arts Columbia College Chicago, IL
September 18 — December 7, 2013 Opening Reception: September 18, 5 – 8 pm In association with the Wabash Arts Cooridor (WAC) Crawl and Expo Art Week
The Center for Book and Paper Arts will mount a second iteration of an exhibition exploring print-on-demand photo books. Originally curated by Barbara Tannenbaum for the Cleveland Museum of Art, DIY: Photographers and Books (2012) was the first museum show to focus on the impact of print-on-demand publishing on contemporary photographic practice. This is a juried exhibition focused on photobooks that move beyond the monograph. How do photographers engage the book form in ways that are experimentally visual and conceptual, while pushing the possibilities of print on demand publishing?
Jury Greg Harris, Associate Curator, DePaul Art Museum Karen Irvine, Curator & Associate Director, Museum of Contemporary Photography Jessica Cochran, Curator of Exhibitions and Programs, Center for Book and Paper Arts Steve Woodall, Director, Center for Book and Paper Arts
Exhibiting Artists Rosaire Appel, Steven Beckly, Roberly Bell, Marissa Lee Benedict, Sarah Benning, Sarah Bodman, Tom Burtonwood, Javier Carmona, R. Clarke- Davis, Joerg M. Colberg, Sylvia De Swaan, Dennis DeHart, Robert Drea, Boo Gilder, Regan Golden, Marcella Hackbardt, Julian Jason Haladyn, Brian Harmon, Steve Harp, James Hugunin, Ani Katz, Nick Kline, Lewis Koch, Jenna Lynch, Emily Martin, Scott McCarney, Paula McCartney, Lydia Moyer, Laura Noel, David Parker, Mimi Plumb, Susan Porteous, Jeff Rathermel, Tom Sowden, Valerio Spada, Max Stolkin, Lex Thompson, Mary Jo Toles, Everett Williams, Nanette Wylde & Kent Manske, and Philip Zimmermann.
This exhibition is part of Chicago Artists Month 2013, the 18th annual celebration of Chicago’s vibrant art community presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. For more information, visit www.chicagoartistsmonth.org.
At the Same Time NYC Book Launch Thursday May 23 6 — 8 pm
Printed Matter 195 10th Ave. (btw 21st & 22nd) New York, NY 10011
We’re excited to have Printed Matter host the NYC book launch of At the Same Time. NYC friends: please come celebrate with us! Many of us will be there to sign copies. Dylan’s beard will also be in attendance and he loves beard rubs. Please share widely!
Our humble little book is now available at BGSQD in NYC. Next to some of our favourite publications, might I add. In Toronto, At the Same Time is available at Art Metropole, Gallery 44, and Glad Day Books. We’re hoping to get them stocked overseas in the new year!
As always, you can buy online anytime via Big Cartel. Right now, we’re giving away limited edition prints with every copy purchased online until December 25. Thank you to everyone who bought a copy so far!
To celebrate the holiday season, we’re including 1 of 3 limited edition 5” x 7” prints with every online order of At the Same Time until December 25.
Prints are chosen at random from the above three photos. If you have your heart set on one of these three, send us an email after checkout, and we’ll do our best to accommodate! Limited to one print per order; while supplies last.
Note: With holiday shipping times, we can’t guarantee when your order will arrive, so please order early. Happy holidays from us to you!
I just received a book I ordered based on the exhibition At The Same Time, which features photography from some artists I really like including Quinnford & Scout and Steven Beckly and Dylan MacNeil.
The book is beautifully put together and well designed and I’m really glad I took a chance to order it, it’s just a shame I never got to see the exhibition in person. Also, the bonus poster was really appreciated!
At the Same Time is a self-published photography book by six artists: Steven Beckly and Dylan MacNeil (Toronto, Canada), Ted Kerr and Zachary Ayotte (Brooklyn, NY), and Colin Quinn and Oisín Share (Manchester, UK). Drawing and expanding on a variety of photographic traditions, the collaboration explores the nature and development of their romantic relationships from three different parts of the world. Private exchanges emerging from domestic, romantic, and sexual dimensions of their relationships are openly explored, uncovering a collection of personal narratives and intimate realities.
Geographically separated, the artists have developed independently, only to discover each other on Flickr, a photo-sharing website. The similarities in the subject matter and its treatment suggest something that exists beyond traditional borders. As the title suggests, the collection reveals a common stream of consciousness, a simultaneous creation. The collaboration documents and details the evolutions of their lives as couples over the past three years.
After 2 hours, we finally packed all online book orders! Tomorrow they will fly to their new homes all over the world. Thank you to everyone who’s bought a copy so far! Order your copy now. (Taken with Instagram)
Thank you to everyone who came last night! It was wonderful to see our books being taken home by such lovely people. Our hearts are heavy with gratitude; we’re truly touched by all of the support. THANK YOU!