A two-part exhibition featuring artists' prints, ephemera, and accordion books from the extensive collections of artist and curator Stephen Perkins. Over several decades of focused research, Perkins has developed a remarkable resource that he shares through exhibitions, self-published exhibition catalogues, blogs, and intimate pop-up gatherings.
Subspace Works will feature several assemblages of artwork that originated at the small gallery Perkins curates in his home in Madison. The arrangement of these assemblages is idiosyncratic and non-linear, creating a rich web of associations and connections between the individual works. Through his curation process (in Perkins' words, “mining the archive") the assembled works are transformed into fascinating and coherent wholes.
The second half of the exhibition, Artists' Accordion Books, will focus on works by some of the most intriguing figures in contemporary art. Accordion books occupy a place somewhere between the scroll, the book, and the print, and are often self-published in very limited numbers. This exhibition will offer a rare opportunity to experience these exciting works.