Sunday, June 18, 2017

This week on Tumblr: Henri Chopin



Nothing Else Press



Last day of the fair (noon to 6) today. Visit Nothing Else Press in Room 108 for works by Jonathan Monk, David Shrigley, Paul Butler, Alex Snukal, Micah Lexier, Kelly Mark, VSVSVS, Joy Walker, Karen Azoulay, Garry Neill Kennedy, Jon Sasaki, Dean Baldwin, Yoko Ono, Vanessa Maltese, Daniel Eatock, Claudia Rick, Cary Leibowitz, Yoko Ono and others. 

Vienna Pighin | Single Use Functioning House Key



Vienna Pighin
Single Use Functioning House Key
Toronto, Canada: ESA, 2017
5 x 2 cm.
Edition size unknown

A resin cast of the artist's personal house key is available at the Toronto Art Book Fair, at the booth for Etobicoke School of the Arts, organized by Matthew Varey. The accompanying key chain identifies the title, which suggests both a warm, welcoming gesture, and perhaps a bit of a trap.

Oddly, the other purchase I made yesterday is a book called Hardcore Architecture, which uses Google Street View to present the homes behind the addresses in hardcore zines from the eighties where one would write away to purchase DIY cassettes, 7" singles or band merch.


Saturday, June 17, 2017

Fiona Banner | FONT BOOK



Fiona Banner
FONT BOOK
London/Toronto/Vancouver: Vanity Press/Bywater Bros. Editions/Presentation House Gallery, 2016
144 pp., 17.8 x 11 cm., softcover
Edition size unknown

The 11th title in the Lynn Valley series is available at the Bywater Bros booth at the Toronto Art Book Fair, today until 8pm and tomorrow noon to 6.


Friday, June 16, 2017

Michael Dumontier | Open Book



Michael Dumontier
Open Book
Toronto, Canada: Paul + Wendy Projects, 2017
8.5 x 11"
Edition of 25

A gorgeous five piece puzzle made of painted MDF in a silkscreened box is available for $300 CDN at the Toronto Art Book Fair this weekend, and at Paul + Wendy Projects after the fair.


Casey House



Casey House is Canada’s first and only stand-alone hospital for people with HIV/AIDS, dedicated to providing compassionate and dignified hospice and home care, as well as outreach programs.

The yearly fundraising auction Art With Heart is in it's 24th year. For most of those years a limited edition artists' project has been published, with works by BGL, Jon Sasaki, Michael Dumontier & Neil Farber, Vanessa Maltese, Barbara Aston, Paul Butler, Jaime Angelopoulos, and many others.

At the Toronto Art Book Fair this week, many of these editions are available for sale for the first time outside of the auction, with some deeply discounted. Visit Jennifer Simaitis at the booth in room 108, today, tomorrow and Sunday.


Garry Neill Kennedy



For the Toronto Art Book Fair, Garry Neill Kennedy and Cathy Busby are presenting a two fold exhibition featuring the artists' personal collection of printed matter, specifically political posters that span from the 1960s to the early 2000s, and a showcase of artists' books by students from the Printed Matter course taught by Garry and Cathy (separately and together) from 1990-presently at NSCAD and UBC.

A public discussion between Roger Bywater (at the fair with Bywater Brothers editions), Garry Neill Kennedy, and Cathy Busby at the Toronto Art Book Fair (180 Shaw St - Studio 101) starting tonight at 6:30pm.

Watch Kennedy in conversation with Kasper König on Youtube, here.