MIKE SLACK: THE TRANSVERSE PATH - SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER
(SLACK, MIKE). Slack, Mike. Los Angeles: The Ice Plant, 2017. First Edition. 4to. Decorative Boards. Photography Monograph. As New/ No Jacket - As Issued. np (100pp), 50 color illustrations. "Clouds, electronics, fog, bugs, glass, cellophane, rust, weeds, waves, particles… Mike Slack delves into an overheated terrestrial ecosystem in "The Transverse Path, surveying a luminous topography of monumental details and mundane vistas with cosmic curiosity. Transcendental in mood, Slack’s vaguely sci-fi photographs envision a sun-blasted wilderness of synthetic and organic stuff, all tangled together, flourishing and disintegrating on its own terms, as if engaged in an ageless negotiation (or flirtation?) just beyond our grasp. Where does nature end and its opposite begin? And where do people figure into this balance? Made primarily around the American southwest from 2011 to 2017, these vivid compositions — like a series of thought-bubbles in search of a narrative — are concise and direct, yet driven by an emotional ambivalence that hovers between stark environmental dread and calm intimate reverie". A brand new, pristine example of the first The Ice Plant edition limited to nine hundred unnumbered copies additionally SIGNED "Mike Slack" in ink.
PLEASE NOTE: Copies of "The Transverse Path" will be signed Saturday, December 9th and shipped starting on Tuesday, December 12th. 978-0-9992655-0-5 Inventory Number: E000MSTTP
FUMI ISHINO: ROWING A TETRAPOD
Ishino, Fumi. MACK, 2017. Rowing a Tetrapod brings together a fluctuating array of black and white photographs made in multiple locations in the United States and Japan, between which countries emerging artist Fumi Ishino has resided. The work channels his nomadic experience of moving back and forth between two distinct cultures, with divergent social norms and values. Following an aleatoric structure, the book presents images as diverse as Japanese school children, American astronauts, vernacular architecture, laboratory scenes, local cuisines, animals and studio still-lifes. Blurring distinctions between the local and the foreign, the domestic and the cosmic, Rowing a Tetrapod delights in confusing cultural conceptions, fabricating an imaginary space that is bent towards misinterpretation.
PLEASE NOTE: Copies of "Rowing a Tetrapod" will be signed Sunday, December 9th and shipped starting on Tuesday, December 12th. 978-1-910164-92-1 Inventory Number: E000FIRAT