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Books & Editions

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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
$10.00 International 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
$15.00 International shipping and handling