David Kennedy Cutler
Against Geology

Against Geology / The Blossoms of Greenpoint is a multi-layered artist book. Using the vernacular of a split 7 inch record, the publication is comprised of two distinct books, each with its own title and cover. The leporello format allows the book to be flipped, folded and expanded into an interactive object with multiple permutations, and a removable poster-sized map adds another potential ‘discovery’. The book is composed of two essays (written by the artist) with accompanying images, expanding on of the artist’s investigations into the Greenpoint Oil Spill. In the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, New York lies the world’s largest urban oil spill, estimated at 17 to 30 million gallons (three times larger than the Exxon Valdez oil spill). Cutler’s studio is situated above the edge of the spill, and in the artist’s words, “I began to regard the spill as my only local natural resource, and decided to tap into it, exploit it.” In the essays and images incorporated in this publication, Cutler ruminates on oil, rainbows, geology, plastic, human evolution, architecture, monuments, language, and theoretical futures of the Earth. The 3-color silkscreen leporello is hand-folded, houses 2 color offset printed booklets, and is bound by hand-stitched embroidery floss. A large format photocopy map is removable from a slit in the inner cover, and reveals annotations for images in the booklets, as well as additional notes, quotations and observations.

Self published
6 x 8 in, 48 + additional materials pp, 3 color silkscreen, full-color offset, b&w photocopy, hand-stitched, 2011
Edition of 500
30.00 USD

Available from: printedmatter.org and artmetropole.com
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David Kennedy Cutler received his BFA from The Rhode Island School of Design in 2001. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He has had solo exhibitions at Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY; and Nice & Fit Gallery, Berlin, Germany. His work has been featured in group exhibitions at various galleries and public venues, including D’amelio Terras (NY), Socrates Sculpture Park (NY), Kate Werble (NY), Guild & Greyshkul (NY), The Times Square Show 2011 (NY), Portugal Arte ‘10, Galerie Michael Janssen (Berlin). His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Art in America. His multiples and print projects have been published by North Drive Press and Printed Matter.

The book is self-published by the artist, although a percentage of publication was funded by Printed Matter’s Awards for Artists.

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