Sometimes Always Perhaps Never - Book Launch at LACMA Art Catalogues
LM Projects is pleased to announce its invitational for 2013; a special edition bookwork by Los Angeles based artist Kori Newkirk. Sometimes Always Perhaps Never, invites viewers to glimpse into Newkirk’s studio practice and process, a space unseen by the public and very private for the artist. Borrowing the visual language of an artist journal, this book collects the materials, found objects, studies, references, experiments and sketchbooks that have collectively contributed to Newkirk’s bodies of work from 1990 to the present. Interwoven throughout are excerpts of informal conversations with Soraya Murray, Jason Meadows, Matthew Schum, Chris Oatey, Lorraine Molina and Daniel Joseph Martinez.
Book No.’s 1-30 contain original materials, drawings, photographs, appropriated images, hand-cut stencils etc., chosen by Newkirk from his studio archives. These unique pieces of studio ephemera are randomly tucked among the pages of each book. The edition is enclosed in a tinted transparent vinyl slipcase sewn by the artist.
Book No.’s 1-10 also include an 11×14 in. collage on pigment print. Newkirk layers a photograph of hand-cut stencils from his seminal ‘shark and snow’ work of 2003-2005 with found photographs and materials from his archive. Each collage is unique.
Born in 1970 in the Bronx and based in Los Angeles, Kori Newkirk works seamlessly across multiple disciplines often sourcing common and everyday materials to speak about personal history, remembrance, popular culture and identity. Newkirk received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his MFA from the University of California, Irvine. In 2007, a survey of his work was presented at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York and the Pasadena Art Museum, CA. He has had solo exhibitions at LAXART, Los Angeles; the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; and Jessica Silverman Gallery in San Francisco. Notable group exhibitions include the 2006 Whitney Biennial, New York; ‘The Artist’s Museum’ at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and ‘Blues for Smoke,’ at MOCA at the Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles and the Whitney Museum, New York. Newkirk’s work is in the collections of the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Art Institute of Chicago; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Edition of 120
First edition 2013
Published by LM Projects
A collaboration between Kori Newkirk and LM Projects
Contributors: Daniel Joseph Martinez, Jason Meadows,
Lorraine Molina, Soraya Murray, Matthew Schum and Chris Oatey.
Contributing Editor: Matthew Schum
Copy Editor: Carol Cheh
Designers: Lorraine Molina and Jennifer Rider
Production: Emily Rose Kamen
Printer: Typecraft Wood & Jones, Pasadena, CA
Bindery: A-1 Bookbinding, Los Angeles, CA
Book Size: 6.875 x 9.32
Color, 156 plates