Book launch: Erik Madigan Heck 'January to August' Thursday, 1st September 2011, 7-10pm Ion Studio, 41 Wooster Street, New York Book on sale for $40, First Edition of 2000 Copies
Exhibition runs from 1st September - 25th November 2011
This exhibition accompanies the first book release from Erik Madigan Heck, entitled, “January to August”- a compilation of eight new bodies of work created by Heck during the corresponding months of 2011. The book is designed as an anthology of these eight different series, including their original artist book covers, serving as an encyclopedia of all bodies of work made throughout the year. The different chapters span personal documentary work from the artist’s childhood, “Chisholm, Minnesota”, to the acclaimed fashion series, “Mary Katrantzou”, made for the young British fashion designer. Other chapters include the ongoing “Artist As Muse” series, which comprises portraits of contemporary artists such as Lawrence Weiner, Gabriel Orozco, and Kiki Smith, merged with fashion by Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, and Comme des Garcons. “January to August” also includes the new landscape series, “A Return to Giverny” and Heck’s recent German works, “Tremblant Vielfache”. The exhibition serves to showcase a broad range of this young artist’s work from 2011, and is on view until late November.