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Ed Templeton Teenage Kissers

Reception: ThursdayJune 23, 6-8 p.m.

June 23—July 25, 2011
Hours: MONDAY-FRIDAY, 10-6 p.m. and by appointment

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Seems Presents Videoooosss

Friday Nov. 5th
4:30pm - 5:30pm
NY Art Book Fair
2nd Floor Classroom

New video works by Lele Saveri, Jason Lee, & Peter Sutherland.

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New York Art Book Fair

Booth GG02

November 5–7 at MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Ave at 46th Avenue
Long Island City, NY
Free and open to the public
Thursday, November 4, 6-9 p.m.
Friday, November 5 and Saturday, November 6, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday, November 7, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Printed Matter presents the fifth annual NY Art Book Fair, November 5–7 at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens. Free and open to the public, the Fair hosts over 200 international presses, booksellers, antiquarian dealers, artists and publishers from twenty countries, offering the best in contemporary art-book publishing. Philip Aarons, Chairman of the Board for Printed Matter, said: “The NY Art Book Fair is the premiere venue to find what's new in art publishing. While it has spawned the next generation of independent art book fairs world-wide, it remains the biggest, the best, and by far the most fun.” The NY Art Book Fair includes special project rooms, screenings, book signings, and performances, throughout the weekend. Other events include the third annual Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference and The Classroom, a curated series of informal conversations between artists, together with readings, workshops and other artist-led events. A list of exhibitors, event schedule, and more information is available at

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Smoke Bath Slideshow

May 2nd, 2010
1pm - 5pm
208 E 7th Street
NY NY 10009

Slideshow of all the work in Smoke Bath & support The Fresh Air Fund!

Smoke Bath is a collection of photographs and art work loosely based on the theme of camping, nature, and exploring. The goal of Smoke Bath is to showcase the work of artists that are inspired by nature and raise money for in the process. The Fresh Air Fund is an independent, not-for-profit agency that provides free summer vacations to New York City children from low-income communities.

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Cold Pop Book Launch & Opening Reception

February 18th 6-9pm
At the new Seems space
208 E 7th Street
NY NY 10009

Cold Pop features three separate but related bodies of work by artist Mark DeLong: a series of six panel cartoons, a selection of ceramics, and graphite drawings. Delong combines dreamlike associations with movie and television references that, though tongue-in-cheek and humorous, border on the horrific. The vast network of associations -- anthropomorphized raisins, rabbits, and cats -- mingle in an absured and anxiety-laden world where figures wrestle with their neuroses, boredom, unrequited lust, and romantic rejection.

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AMP Works / Fits For Prints

AMP Works and Dynasty Zine invited us to Fits For Prints, a pop-up store at Amp featuring printed matter, multiples, books, magazines and zines, self-published by artists as well as material produced by international publishers including over 200 titles as well as a multitude of artist’s ‘objects’, prints and garments.

Epikourou 26 and
Korinis 4
Athens, Greece

12 Dec / 09 Jan, Athens, Greece

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New York Art Book Fair

P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center
22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101

Thursday October 1, 6-8 PM
Friday/Saturday, October 2 & 3, 11-7
Sunday, October 4, 11-5

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Unter dem Motto

One Day Self Publishing Fair
Saturday, September 5th, 12.00 am - 12.00 pm
Skalitzer Str. 68
10997 Berlin
U1 Schlesisches Tor

"Unter dem Motto - One Day Self Publishing Fair" was organized as part of a weekend dedicated to art publications in Berlin. Nieves, Rollo Press, and Motto selected 60 publishers from 18 countries to fill the spaces of Motto bookshop and Chert gallery with their productions. This one-day event presented an eclectic mix, offering a careful overview on the importance and constant growth of autonomous publishing nowadays, from home-printed zines to publications by renowned institutions. 40+ booths gave the audience the opportunity to meet the publishers and browse titles in a friendly atmosphere.

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Paul Wackers Book Release & Exhibition Closing

8 August 2009
The Luggage Store
1007 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

The Luggage Store celebrated Paul Wackers' Tournesol Award Exhibition and release of Giving in to Live the Experience, featuring music by Boys IV Men and Daniel Martin McCormick of Mi Ami.

Paul Wackers is a San Francisco-based artist. His paintings and drawings feature “non-spaces”: archetypal interiors and landscapes that seem composed from a combination of dreams and recollected visions.

Wackers was born in 1978 in New Haven, Connecticut, earned a BFA from Corcoran College of Art and Design, and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. He received the Tournesol Award from the Headlands Center for the Arts in 2008, and has had solo exhibitions at Eleanor Harwood Gallery in San Francisco. He has been featured in group exhibitions at Cell Project Space in London, Alice Gallery in Brussels, Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville, Samson Projects in Boston, and Aqua Miami with Adobe Books Backroom Gallery.

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Hot Coals Only Opening & Book Release

10 May 2009
Hope Gallery
1547 Echo Park Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Hope Gallery celebrated Peter Sutherland’s new solo exhibition with a BBQ and book release.

Peter Sutherland is a New York City based artist. His work employs some of the techniques of traditional documentary photography to capture the hidden beauty of ordinary objects and everyday situations. He has released several publications and films, most recently Buck Shots (powerHouse Books) and Tierney Gearon: The Mother Project (Zeitgeist Films).

Sutherland has shown work in group exhibitions at Rivington Arms and Guild and Greyskull in New York, Circleculture Gallery in Berlin, V1 Gallery in Copenhagen, and the travelling Tiny Vices show curated by Tim Barber. He has had solo exhibitions at Someday Gallery in Melbourne, MU in Eindhoven, and Gallery White Room in Tokyo.

About Hope Gallery

Hope Gallery was established in 2008 in Echo Park, Los Angeles, by the proprietors of Family Bookstore and Teenage Teardrops. Hope Gallery has featured work by Hamburger Eyes, Sam McPheeters, and Tim Barber.


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Peter Sutherland Book Launch & Slideshow

14 August 2008
Family Bookstore
436 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Sutherland conducted a slide show and showed movie clips explaining his creative process, influences and discussed his current body of work. Family gave away 100 signed limited posters by Sutherland.

Peter Sutherland has released several publications and films, most recently Buck Shots (powerHouse Books), Tierney Gearon: The Mother Project (Zeitgeist Films), and Game (Nieves), as well as contributing regularly to Vice, and i-D magazines. His work employs some of the techniques of traditional documentary photography to capture the hidden beauty of ordinary objects and everyday situations. Sutherland has shown in group exhibitions at Rivington Arms/NY, Guild and Greyskull/NY, Circleculture Gallery/Berlin, V1 Gallery/Copenhagen and the traveling Tiny Vices show, curated by Tim Barber. His solo exhibitions have been on view at Someday Gallery/Melbourne, MU/Eindhoven and Gallery White Room/Tokyo.

About Family

Family is a curated bookstore in Los Angeles that offers an extensive collection of zines, art books, graphic novels, records and much more. Family also carries a large variety of limited edition art prints and books that would be hard to find elsewhere. Along side the bookstore they also hosts many events including art openings and lectures as well as small music performances.


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Eyelevel Reshelving Initiative 03

13 March - 20 April 2008
Eyelevel Gallery
2063 Gottingen St. Halifax, NS
B3K 3B2

Eyelevel Reshelving Initiative showcases numerous works by over 100 local, national and international artists who are working in the form of multiples, zines and other kinds of artist-made publications. In association with this exhibition they hosted book-art workshops, and special events and antiquarian dealers.

About Eyelevel

Eyelevel gallery is a not for profit charitable organization dedicated to the presentation, development and promotion of contemporary art. Through a range of programming initiatives such as exhibitions, performances, special projects, and workshops, eyelevelgallery has provided a forum for the discussion and education of contemporary visual art for over 30 years.


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Carbon Copy Commodity

31 August – 6 October 2007
Bell Roberts
89 Bree Street
Cape Town, 8001
South Africa

Initial fanzines were reproduced by means of a Hectograph, or a spirit duplicator. After that, carbon copies were used for a short while but not for long. The impermanence fragility of carbon copies adds on to the appeal. Due to the improvement of printing techniques, fanzines became an easy way to reproduce faithful versions of artists' works and a natural way of creating artists books. They were first used as pamphlets because it was a simple way of passing on literary texts and political messages without having to do it through the established channels. Some publications have now evolved into highly collectible objects of art and, in many ways, commodities. Rui Tenreiro of Soyfriends and Bell-Roberts jointly curate the exhibition, titled Carbon Copy Commodity. Soyfriends is an independent publisher based in Norway, dedicated to printing and distributing works of selected scandinavian and international artists. Carbon Copy Commodity is a mix of the object as a fragile and impermanent piece of art, and its value as commodity. This exhibition runs concurrently with the inaugural PRINT 07, Bell–Roberts' annual print exhibition in association with UCT's Michaelis School of Fine Art, Stellenbosch University Visual Arts Department of Rhodes University Fine Art Department. PRINT 07 will take the form of an extensive educational print exhibition that celebrates the medium. Carbon Copy Commodity compliments this exhibition by exploring other possibilities of the print medium.


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The NY Art Book Fair

28 – 29 September 2007
548 West 22nd Street
New York City

Printed Matter's annual fair of contemporary art books, art catalogs, artists' books, art periodicals, and 'zines offered for sale by over 120 international publishers, booksellers, and antiquarian dealers. Admission to the fair is FREE.

About Printed Matter

“Printed Matter, Inc. is the world's largest non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of publications made by artists. Founded as a for-profit alternative arts space in 1976 by artists and art workers, Printed Matter reincorporated in 1978 to become the independent non-profit organization that it is today. Originally situated in Tribeca, Printed Matter moved to SoHo in 1989 where for twelve years the book displays and artists' projects in the large storefront windows contributed to the artistic and intellectual vibrancy of the neighborhood. In 2001 Printed Matter relocated to Chelsea, where it continued to foreground the book as an alternative venue - or artistic medium - for artists' projects and ideas. Finally, in December of 2005 Printed Matter moved into a new storefront in Chelsea with big windows and greatly increased display and exhibition space. Recognized for years as an essential voice in the increasingly diversified art world conversations and debates, Printed Matter is dedicated to the examination and interrogation of the changing role of artists' publications in the landscape of contemporary art.

Printed Matter's mission is to foster the appreciation, dissemination, and understanding of artists' publications, which we define as books or other editioned publications conceived by artists as art works, or, more succinctly, as “artwork for the page.” Printed Matter specializes in publications produced in large, inexpensive editions and therefore does not deal in “book arts” or “book objects ” which are often produced in smaller, more expensive editions due to the craft and labor involved in their fabrication.

To promote public awareness of and access to artists' books, Printed Matter maintains a public reading room where over 15,000 titles by 5,000 international artists are available for viewing and purchase. In addition to being a wholesale and retail distribution hub for artists' books, Printed Matter offers a free consulting service to libraries, art institutions, and art professionals involved with artists' books throughout the world. Printed Matter presents a range of educational programs for the public from talks to student groups by staff members to in-store lectures and readings by artists, critics, and curators. These educational initiatives are complemented by our internationally recognized exhibitions program and by a new publishing program for emerging artists.”