Sara Cwynar’s Glass LifeBy Karen Gu
Where her films run through a rapid series of objects and references unattached to their sources, this monograph meticulously annotates the film scripts. Mapped out and diagrammed, the scripts expand the films like an accordion folder, revealing the research archive behind the screen.
Kristin Bedford’s Cruise NightBy Nicole Kaack
The artist attended her first cruise night on December 27, 2014. An electrifying portrait of the lowriders of Los Angeles, this photo-book captures a community as it comes together for cruise events and weddings, car shows and quinceañeras, family barbecues and funerals.
Designing Motherhood: Things That Make and Break Our BirthsBy Ksenia Nouril
Whether or not a birthing person, one will find a more comprehensive and empowered approach to sexuality, procreation, and rearing in this book than in any mass-market guide, medical textbook, or doctors office. The fact that this information must be conveyed through the guise of art and design points to our societys deep-seated discomfort withand lack of substantial support forbirth.
Edith Young’s Color SchemeBy Alana Pockros
The color palette becomes a vehicle to examine art history, popular culture, from the blues of David Hockneys painted pools to the autumnal hair dyes of former professional basketball player Dennis Rodman.
Derek Sullivan’s Evidence of the Avant Garde Ex-LibraryBy Megan N. Liberty
Interested in ephemera, networks of distribution, and how materials are activated through circulation and use, Sullivans latest book translates an exhibition catalogue documenting ephemera (audio tapes, manuscripts, buttons, and books) from a 1984 show at Art Metropole into an artist book. This rendering shows that history and the archive are always ongoing, constantly being revised, added to, amended, redrawn, and redistributed.
Richard Tuttle’s The Role of the Story TellerBy Louis Block
This book documents five of the artists projects on color, separating the visual and the verbal, the interior and the exterior.