• Richard Artschwager
    Book
    1987
    5 1/8 x 20 x 1/8 x 12 1/ 16 inches

  • Installation view

  • Arturo Herrera
    Untitled
    2014
    oil and acrylic on hardcover book
    7 1/2 x 4 3/4 x 1 1/2 inches

  • Sarah Canright
    Untitled
    1975
    17 3/4 x 25 inches

  • Molly Zuckerman-Hartung
    The Worl of Matisse
    2010
    26 x 18 inches

  • H.C. Westermann
    exhibition catalog Respectfully Cliff
    1968
    10 x 8 1/4 inches

  • H.C. Westermann
    To Bill / from Cliff
    1968
    ink and watercolor on paper (first page of “Respectfully Cliff,” exhibition catalog, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1968)
    10 x 8 1/4 inches

  • Rodney Quiriconi
    Untitled (”Days Off”)
    1987
    altered book with cut and glued pages, paper collage, and photograph
    7 1/2 x 5 inches (closed), 7 1/2 x 10 inches (open)
    signed and dated in graphite on inner page

  • Rodney Quiriconi
    (Alternate view)
    1987
    altered book with cut and glued pages, paper collage, and photograph
    7 1/2 x 5 inches (closed), 7 1/2 x 10 inches (open)
    signed and dated in graphite on inner page

  • Installation view

  • Gary Hill
    Bind
    1995
    installation (black and white, sound); combination 13-inch color video monitor/VHS video cassette recorder, steel cable, book (Jacques Ellul, The Humiliation of the Word. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1985)
    dimensions variable
    Edition of 5, 1 A.P.

  • Steve Wolfe
    Untitled (Stephen Crane: Stories and Tales)
    2008-11
    oil, ink transfer, modeling paste, paper, and wood
    7 3/16 x 4 1/4 x 3/4 inches

  • Kerry James Marshall
    The Ghost: A Tale in 3 Pictures and 3 Days
    1982
    color linoleum block print and marker on five sheets of taped cardstock
    7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches (closed); 7 1/2 x 26 inches (open)
    signed “Kerry Marshall” and dated on front cover

  • Dick Higgins
    A Grammar of the Mind and a Phenomenology of Love and a Science of the Arts As Seen by a Stalker of the Wild Mushroom
    1969
    leather bound book
    8 1/4 x 6 inches

  • Installation view

  • Bruce Nauman
    Clear Sky
    1968
    artist book, offset printed, staple-bound
    12 x 12 inches (closed)

  • Bruce Nauman
    Clear Sky
    1968
    artist book, offset printed, staple-bound
    12 x 24 inches (open)

  • Alison Knowles
    Brick Book Trilogy (1/3)
    mid-1990s
    dyed flax paper bricks, eyeglasses, different kinds of lenses, metal watch band, seaweed strands, red beans, and hole punch holes
    8 1/2 x 7 x 2 1/2 inches

  • Alison Knowles
    Brick Book Trilogy (2/3)
    mid-1990s
    dyed flax paper bricks, eyeglasses, different kinds of lenses, metal watch band, seaweed strands, red beans, and hole punch holes
    8 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 3 inches

  • Alison Knowles
    Brick Book Trilogy (3/3)
    mid-1990s
    dyed flax paper bricks, eyeglasses, different kinds of lenses, metal watch band, seaweed strands, red beans, and hole punch holes
    8 1/2 x 5 x 2 1/2 inches


PRESS RELEASE

 

Opening reception: Saturday, July 26, 2014, from 3:00-6:00pm.

To complement Hamady’s show, Corbett vs. Dempsey has assembled Bookish, an exhibition of book-related works by a diverse range of artists. These include more conceptually oriented pieces by Bruce Nauman (a gorgeous 1968 bookwork), Gary Hill, and Richard Artschwager, a rare, early, accordion-fold book by Kerry James Marshall, Molly Zuckerman-Hartung’s book-painting “The Worl of Matisse,” a vibrant painted book by Arturo Herrera, an exquisite 1970s book of woven paper by Sarah Canright, gritty book assemblages by Allison Knowles and Rodney Quiriconi, and an insanely cool facsimile book by Steve Wolfe, one of the most dogged book-investigator-artists.

Featuring Richard Artschwager, Sarah Canright, Arturo Herrera, Dick Higgins, Gary Hill, Alison Knowles, Kerry James Marshall, Bruce Nauman, Rodney Quiriconi, H.C. Westermann, Steve Wolfe, and Molly Zuckerman-Hartung.