TIM CARPENTER: LOCAL OBJECTS - SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER
(CARPENTER, TIM). Carpenter, Tim. Los Angeles: The Ice Plant, 2017. First Edition 1/750. 4to. Cloth with Pastedown. Photography Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued. np (144pp), 74 duotone illustrations. "Borrowing its title from the Wallace Stevens poem in which “little existed for him but the few things / for which a fresh name always occurred,” Tim Carpenter’s "Local Objects" is a solid yet remarkably unassuming body of work: a calm, steady rhythm of seventy-four medium format photographs made in the semi-rural American Midwest. While each picture meticulously frames the seemingly random non-activity of a typical ‘street view’ image, Carpenter’s contemplative sequencing allows a surprising harmony of natural and geometric motifs to modulate quietly throughout the book - an interplay of minor chords that draw the viewer into this specific physical place (mostly central Illinois, where he grew up) and the subjective, literary space of the work. Detached from the urgency of current affairs, stripped of all excess, Carpenter’s photographs reflect a poetic attempt to see “the thing in itself,” to make meaning with the barest tools possible". A brand new, pristine example of The Ice Plant first edition limited to seven hundred and fifty unnumbered copies additionally SIGNED by Tim Carpenter in ink.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to limited supplies, sales are limited to one copy of "Local Objects" per person. Copies will be signed Saturday, December 9th and shipped starting on Tuesday, December 12th. 978-0-9897859-9-0 Inventory Number: E000TCLO