• Installation view

  • Arturo Herrera
    Books, 2012
    Set No. 1 of six individual sets
    silkscreen and mixed media on paper
    15 3/4 x 25 1/2 x 4 1/4 (artist box)

  • Arturo Herrera
    Books, 2012
    Set No. 1 of six individual sets
    Detail of Buddelschiff Museum – Neuherlinger Siel
    Herausgegeben Landmann
    silkscreen and mixed media on paper
    8.3 x 5.8 x 0.2 inches
    210 x 148 x 6 mm

  • Arturo Herrera
    Books, 2012
    Set No. 1 of six individual sets
    Detail of Flüsse und Seen
    Herausgegeben Bernhard Bergmann
    1956 Athenäum Verlag, Junker und Dünnhaupt KG, Bonn
    silkscreen and mixed media on paper
    10.6 x 8 x 0.5 inches
    268 x 202 x 12 mm

  • Arturo Herrera
    Books, 2012
    Set No. 2 of six individual sets
    silkscreen and mixed media on paper
    15 3/4 x 25 1/2 x 4 1/4 (artist box)

  • Arturo Herrera
    Books, 2012
    Set No. 2 of six individual sets
    Detail of Graphiker der Gegenwart – Lesser Ury
    Lothar Brieger
    1921 Verlag Neue Kunsthandlung, Berlin
    silkscreen and mixed media on paper
    7.9 x 5.9 x 0.3 inches
    200 x 151 x 8 mm

  • Arturo Herrera
    Books, 2012
    Set No. 2 of six individual sets
    Detail

  • Arturo Herrera
    Books, 2012
    Set No. 2 of six individual sets
    Detail

  • Installation view

  • Arturo Herrera
    Books, 2012
    Set No. 3 of six individual sets
    silkscreen and mixed media on paper
    15 3/4 x 25 1/2 x 4 1/4 (artist box)

  • Arturo Herrera
    Books, 2012
    Set No. 3 of six individual sets
    Detail

  • Arturo Herrera
    Books, 2012
    Set No. 3 of six individual sets
    Detail

  • Arturo Herrera
    Books, 2012
    Set No. 3 of six individual sets
    Detail

  • Installation view

  • Arturo Herrera
    Books, 2012
    Set No. 4 of six individual sets
    silkscreen and mixed media on paper
    15 3/4 x 25 1/2 x 4 1/4 (artist box)

  • Arturo Herrera
    Books, 2012
    Set No. 4 of six individual sets
    Detail

  • Arturo Herrera
    Books, 2012
    Set No. 4 of six individual sets
    Detail

  • Arturo Herrera
    Books, 2012
    Set No. 4 of six individual sets
    Detail

  • Arturo Herrera
    Books, 2012
    Set No. 4 of six individual sets
    Detail


PRESS RELEASE

 

Corbett vs. Dempsey is pleased to announce three simultaneous solo exhibitions: Arturo Herrera, Books; John Sparagana, Crowds & Powder; and Jackie Saccoccio, Portraits.

In his second Corbett vs. Dempsey exhibition, Arturo Herrera unveils his newly minted artist books.  Grouped and boxed in sets of 10, these unique works are interventions into hand-selected flea-market finds, both cloth-bound and paperback specimens, that the artist has reworked with serigraphy, printing onto each page spread, overlaying optical patterns, expressionistic lines, or swooping cartoon shards.  Closely related to Herrera’s collages, these books refrain from cutting and mixing, instead leaving all the elements in situ, executing all operations on material compiled in a given format.  The result, in every case, is a transformed object, a fragment of literature page-by-page rejuvenated, resuscitated, reborn.