Sam Falls, Plein Air
Book Launch and Signing
Friday, May 13, 6–8pm
38 Orchard Street
New York NY 10002
The following is a brief natural history of ferns contained by pictures. There are more than fifty species of common ferns in Vermont, reducible to the typologies of their fronds. Inherently full of compositional potential, the expansive and diffuse leaflets are naturally unfixed, thin and delicate, easily rustled, fluttering. And though botanical studies have attempted to fix the outline of their shapes to a static mode of representation and a standardized vocabulary that is clear and legible, their temperament evades permanence. The elements of this feathery plant are never made wholly visible, despite the evocativeness of their Farrah Fawcett-like qualities. The ferns of Hartland, Vermont, are at their best when existing as images of themselves, represented absences, silhouettes of time, environmental afterimages. Rendered into a series of individual studies in natural appearance, they give very little by way of classification. They are pictures of pictures, post-painterly, post-photographic, post-naturalistic, post-ferny, as if it were possible to capture the ethereal ghosts of ferns that whither and wilt when bathed in too much sunlight.
— excerpt by Aram Moshayedi from Plein Air
Plein Air documents a year Falls spent outdoors making his large-scale pigment-on-canvas paintings in four separate locations: Hartland, Vermont; Venice, California; Hudson, New York; and Sarvisalo, Finland.
American popular culture and the environment of the “art world,” combined with a sly use of puns, codes, inside jokes and signature wit mixed with piercing perceptiveness, comprise the frame for much of Johnson’s work. Using his own brand of semantic structure, Johnson creates complex and multi-layered portraits—of himself and of other subjects.
A comprehensive publication will be released in conjunction with the exhibition, which includes 296 color illustrations of collages, drawings, interventions and other ephemera.
This exhibition is presented in cooperation with the Ray Johnson Estate, Richard L. Feigen & Co., and Jay Gorney.
Not to be missed.
KARMA invites you to the launch of a new book :
The Wonderful and Frightening World Of… The Fall
Bob Nickas & Nikholis Planck
39 Great Jones St
Thursday August 28th
with a special performance by :
Pete Nolan, Peter Meehan, Mark Ibold, Steve Shelley, Aaron Mullan
promptly @ 6:30pm
Prince Igor Imaginary Portraits
Published by Karma
Thursday, March 27, 2014
The Arnold and Marie Schwartz Gallery Met
The Metropolitan Opera House
Karma, Harper’s Books and Fulton Ryder are hosting a three-day event at The Lowell Hotel.
Please join us for champagne, an alternative atmosphere, and an alluring selection of rare books, photographs, artist interventions, cultural artifacts, and highlights from the boudoir. Ask for Harper Levine’s suite at the front desk.
Wednesday, April 3: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
Thursday, April 4: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Friday, April 5: 9:00am – 12:00pm
The Lowell Hotel
28 East 63rd Street
New York, NY 10065
With a selection of books by Will Boone, Dan Colen, Roe Ethridge, Sam Falls, Hanna Liden,
Ari Marcopoulos, Ryan McGinley, Richard Prince, Ed Ruscha, Dash Snow and others
Book signing for Cady
at Printed Matter’s L.A Art Book Fair
Friday February 1, 2013. 3-6pm
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
Will Boone, Cady
Karma, New York, 2012
Edition of 100
Screw-post bound with vinyl covers
8½ x 11 inch (21.6 x 27.9 cm)
$100 Purchase a signed copy
Boone will also be exhibiting a series of prison-style hollowed-out books.
Project Projects at the LA Art Book Fair
February 1–3, 2013; Opening January 31
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
Project Projects is heading to the west coast to participate in the first annual Los Angeles Art Book Fair, presented by Printed Matter at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.
Come swing by and say hello at booth A08, where we’ll be sharing a table with our friends and collaborators Paper Monument, and selling a sampling of our recent publications and projects.
In addition, please join us this Saturday at noon for a conversation with principal Adam Michaels, Brian Roettinger, and Tanya Rubbak, as they discuss their experiences making and publishing books in their rotating roles as author, editor, designer, and publisher. Organized by librarian Susan Thomas, the event will be held in the Mezzanine Theater.
For more information, visit laartbookfair.net.
We look forward to seeing you there!
KARMA presents a book signing for
A Real Slow Drag by Adam McEwen
published by Marianne Boesky Gallery.
Sunday August 19th, 2012
249 Main Street
Amagansett NY 11930