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Susan Cianciolo
“This Cookbook is Made For the 5th Dimension”


“Susan transforms white-walled gallery spaces into a place of warm home energy: she introduces you to her family and she arranges her work like a picnic. She gives you clothing for dressing up, and when she hangs her paintings on walls, they look less like a collection of finished, rarefied pictures than portals into their maker’s ongoing process. Seeing a show by Susan is like stepping into someone’s home for the first time, witnessing the intimate artifacts of a life as it is being lived. And yet Susan’s gestures are not entirely cozy. ‘Domestic’ is not the right word here, with its whiff of complacency. There’s something transgressive in the way Susan flagrantly disregards the boundary between home and art. It’s a simultaneously vulnerable and stoic attitude she maintains, revealing but never pandering. You feel this in the rawness of the work, its imperfect corners and relaxed seams. These are not just materials, of course, but artifacts from an entire system of art.”

— Excerpt from This Cookbook is Made For the 5th Dimension, introduction by Ross Simonini


Designed by Kimberly Sutherland and Susan Cianciolo. Edited by Libby Werbel. Essays from Susan Cianciolo, Ross Simonini, Ryan Noon, Morgan Ritter, Cassi Namoda, Samara Huggins, Peter Sonnenberg, Sebnem Akin Uyar, and Lilac Sky Cianciolo. Recipes throughout from friends and family. 200 pages, 7.5 x 9.5 inches, hardbound, printed by Brown Printing, edition of 500, typeset in galaxie copernicus designed by Chester Jenkins and Kris Sowersby, GT Alpina by Grilli Type in Switzerland, and Universal Sans by Family Type in the UK.

$40.00 USD
$10.00 US shipping and handling


Kate Newby
“Pocket Works”


“While teaching I will pull the pocket works out and ask my students to describe what is in my hand. I tell them they’re a work of art. What I want to talk about is how the sum is greater than the things I hold, and to pose the question of where art is or what happens with it, that it might be the relationship between the viewer, the artist, and the object, that this relationship could be private.” JK

Kate Newby, Pocket Works, was commissioned in conjunction with the exhibition A puzzling light and moving. viewed October 6, 2018, to October 6, 2019, at the lumber room. This book was a collaboration between the artist, the lumber room, and seven writers; Sara Jaffe, Jennifer Kabat, Sarah Miller Meigs, Eileen Myles, Sarah Sentilles, Stephanie Snyder and Kyle Dancewicz. Each contributor was given a pocket work, to live with over time, and to respond with an essay.

104 pages; 127 x 177.8 mm; edition of 500; typeset in Tiempos Text, a typeface designed by New Zealand-based designer Kris Sowersby.

$35.00 USD
$5.00 US shipping and handling


“Temperature Report”


Building owners are legally required to provide heat and hot water to their tenants. Hot water must be provided 365 days per year at a constant minimum temperature of 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Heat must be provided between October 1st and May 31st, i.e. “Heat Season” under the following conditions: Day: Between the hours of 6:00am and 10:00pm, if the outside temperature falls below 55 degrees, the inside temperature is required to be at least 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Night: Between the hours of 10:00pm and 6:00am, the inside temperature is required to be at least 62 degrees Fahrenheit.

Temperature Report was published and distributed in conjunction with Kate Newby's exhibition, A puzzling light and moving. October 2017 – October 2018. Temperature Report is a three-part newsletter with a set number of correspondents who live in various locations across the U.S. and the world. The newsletter marks the passage of the Newby's exhibition by documenting subjective experiences of comfort and discomfort: an open-ended prompt solicits information about personal experiences of climate (and climate control) from contributors as they swell and contract across the seasons.

Editors: Kyle Dancewicz, Kate Newby; Featuring: Nick Austin, Jae Choi, Geoffrey Farmer, Rob Halverson, Aki Sasamoto, Chris Sharp, Ross Simonini, Andrew Meigs, Hong-Kai Wang.

Envelope containing 3 issues of Temperature Report. Each issue offset printed in black on white paper; 3 pages ea.; 8.5 x 11 in.; staple-bound, texts: English.

$5.00 USD
$2.00 shipping and handling


Jessica Jackson Hutchins
“Confessions”


In the studio every surface is covered with materials - scraps of magazines, newspapers, photographs, clothing, papier-mâché, ceramics, text, drawings, furniture – filled with potential use in the art of Jessica Jackson Hutchins. The artist’s process, not only the physical actions of making, but the intellectual and intuitive undertaking are visually illustrated in this artist book. The making of this book is an expression of the artist’s working practice.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Confessions, the lumber room and the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, published an artist book by Jackson Hutchins. The book is designed by Gary Robbins in collaboration with the artist, with support from Heather Watkins, and printed at Container Corps, Portland.

216 pages; 144 x 206 mm; Edition of 450; Printed offset in full color with various spot colors throughout, smyth sewn softbound in cloth.

$45.00 USD
$10.00 US shipping and handling