Locust Projects’ 20th Anniversary Retrospective Publication Awarded FIRST PRIZE for Exhibition Catalogue Design by the American Alliance of Museums Publication Design Competition and Silver Medal from Florida Authors and Publishers
Locust Projects is a leading alternative art space, located in Miami, that for the past twenty years has offered contemporary visual artists the freedom to experiment with new ideas. Locust's ethos of encouraging exploration and breaking boundaries has, at times, extended to the very integrity of its physical space (think jackhammered floors). This volume celebrates the institution’s twentieth anniversary with a comprehensive visual record of exhibitions and projects, a written timeline, and extensive quotes. Included are projects by renowned artists such as Daniel Arsham, Matthew Brannon, Nathan Carter, William Cordova, Nicole Eisenman, Martha Friedman, Theaster Gates, Liam Gillick, Francesca DiMattio, Jim Drain, Kori Newkirk, Ruben Ochoa, Jon Pylypchuk, Martine Syms and Simón Vega, and Antonia Wright.
The innovative book design, like Locust Projects itself, experiments with convention. Visually referencing a calendar, the volume leads readers on a voyage of discovery through the organization’s history, with each year’s images visually bleeding into the next across French-fold pages. The cover’s thin strips of images are details from installation photos.
Texts by Lorie Mertes, executive director; Dennis and Debra Scholl, founding and current board chairs, respectively; Steve Lanster, boar member since 2001; and interviews from milestone moments in Locust's history.
Locust Projects: The 20th Anniversary Retrospective 1998-2018 - BUY NOW
Published by Tra Publishing Publication Date: May 7, 2019
Paperback, French-Fold Binding, 360 Pages, 9.6 x 7.6 in.
In July 2019 Elizabeth Withstandley took a 10 day journey on a cargo ship across the Atlantic from Newark, New Jersey to Liverpool, England and then onto Ireland. The project stems from the work "In Search of the Miraculous" by the Dutch artist Bas Jan Ader from 44 years prior. He left in a small boat called Ocean Wave in July 1975 from Cape Cod, Massachusetts intending to land in Falmouth, England. In April 1976 his boat was found capsized off the Southeast coast of Ireland.
Searching for the Miraculous (Part 2 : The Journey) is a limited edition artist book based on a 10 day journey across the Atlantic Ocean in July 2019. While the artist Elizabeth Withstandley was on the boat she worked with the musician Jordan Lee form the band Mutual Benefit who was on the other side of the Atlantic in Cushendall, Northern Ireland. They communicated their experiences daily through email, creating a connected journey that served as the basis for the project. This artist book provides insight into the process of creating the final work. The book shows the chronology of the days using excerpts of our daily communication along with images providing some visual insight to the work. There are 21 illustrations, a photograph and a video still in this 52-page book which consists of maps and images that relate to each day. The book is a 5"x 7" softcover that is signed and numbered. There are 100 books in the edition.
Searching for the Miraculous (Part 2: the Journey) BUY YOUR LIMITED EDITION NOW!
Author, editor and illustrated by: Elizabeth Withstandley
Contributor: Jordan Lee
Publisher: Locust Projects, 2020
ISBN: 0578709023, 9780578709024
Length: 54 pages
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