7.5 x 9.25 inches
What is meant when using khôra to describe this exhibition, a Platonic concept that explains the space in which ideas exist? In this exhibition space is formed and agitated by the objects, shifting between imagination and reality, the tactile reality of our everyday life re-formed as a fantasy. It is a game that plays with perception. The artists compete with reality by using reality to trigger a new meaning or response as reality ignites each individual’s association with the module that has been created as a new entity. Khôra tickles our sense of, perception of, and association with that object, as if we are on a carousel: with each turn we return to the same place but we are always moving, there is a foundation that remains stable but our understanding of that foundation continues to change with each pass. Sense, perception, and association; these three phases of experience, varying from individual to individual, can be highly subjective. It is individuals’ response to this transformation that takes them through the experience of everyday perceptual genres to what becomes a game of play through imagination.
Khôra orchestrates different forms of materialized fantasy from three different minds in the same space, in order to create a new perception. These artists take common, recognizable objects from our everyday life and put them in a different context; they take familiar perception and twist it into a different universe, a tactile fantasy. The audience is looking at a real creation, but the composition of it removes the object from what it once was. As a painter I know that when the audience looks at a painting they know it is a complete myth. But when this myth becomes three-dimensional in the space and viewers become surrounded by it, all of their senses are alerted by it. It is a fantasy they can interact with, one which pushes them to reexamine reality. It makes the audience want to identify what is being seen, but the transformation is ongoing: there is no one way to look at this exhibition. The artists’ interaction is a compound concept of storytelling, philosophy, and fantasy. The objects move out of personal perception and become exclusive and esoteric.
The exhibition essay by Christopher Miles gives incredible insight into each artist’s work and opens the possibility for the audience to create its own interpretations of it. I hope the interviews with the three artists will provide a different dimension as well. It has been a pleasure to work with Coleen, John, and Rebecca, as I have known these artists as colleagues for decades.
Los Angeles 2017
7.5 x 9.25 inches
Betye, Lezley and Alison Saar have created some of the most powerful, important and deeply moving art in our contemporary world. Their compelling works forge idiosyncratic constructions of social memory and personal identity, as well as the cultural histories underlying them. All three Saars assemble two- and three-dimensional works based on unexpected juxtapositions of form and content. They deploy the flotsam of material culture, from discarded architectural components (old windows, ceiling tiles, wall paper) to domestic detritus (washboards, buckets, shelves) to historic photographs and printed fabrics.
Essays by Cooper Johnson, Carole Ann Klonarides, Sue Spaid
220 pages, hardcover, 7.5 X 9.25 inches, 150 illustrations & photographs
Griffith Moon is pleased to introduce Coleen Sterritt. This book, a collaboration between Griffith Moon and Lancaster Museum of Art and History, will showcase Sterritt’s sculptural work over a thirty year period along with an essays by Cooper Johnson, Carole Ann Klonarides, and Sue Spaid. Her work focuses on the nature-culture convergence, and is comprised of many disparate materials, such as pinecones, tar, fishing line, found furniture, and much more. Her work, organic and geometric, is held in many prominent private and public collections, such as The Museum of Contemporary Art L.A., The Anderson Museum, and Nestlé USA.
Hardcover Linen, Gold Foil, Dust Jacket
5 x 8 inches
Available to the public Spring 2018
Four Los Angeles-based poets write and perform original poems inspired by the recent exhibition of Los Angeles based artist Kimberly Brooks. Brendan Constantine, Rich Ferguson, Luivette Resto and Marie Marandola will be performing at the Zevitas Marcus Gallery at 2:00 PM Sunday Oct 29th where advance reader copies will be available for guests. The book will be available for release in the spring of 2018.
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By Victoria Namkung
243 pages, Hardcover, 6.19 x 9.35 inches
Publication Date: November 7, 2017
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At Windemere School for Girls, one of America’s elite private schools, Dr. Gregory Copeland is the beloved chair of the English Department. A married father with a penchant for romantic poetry—and impressionable teenage girls—he operates in plain sight for years, until one of his former students goes public with allegations of inappropriate conduct. With the help of an investigative journalist, and two additional Windemere alumnae who had relationships with Copeland as students, the unlikely quartet unites to take him down.
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Hardcover, 9.5 X 6.25 in.
44 Photos and Illustrations
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Hilarious and heartbreaking essays about love, life, families, and food, accompanied by recipes and written by a curated group of kick ass women. To be released just in time for Mother’s Day. Edited by Claire LaZebnik (author of Things I Should Have Known and Overcoming Autism) and Ann Brown (Dr. Strangemom). Contributors include Merrill Markoe (It’s My F-ing Birthday), Jeb Sharp (PRI’s The World), Carolyn Omine (The Simpsons) and Liza Donnelly (The New Yorker).
Recipes include:, Savory Bitch Ramen, Saffron Hot Chocolate and Roasted Opossum and Chicken Soup A La Bachelor. Accompanying stories make them come alive– A playwright shares “Warm Cinnamon Rolls for the Broken-Hearted” that consoled her the night her boyfriend brought home another woman; a wife describes an elaborate meal bartered for forgiveness after she adopts a dog without her husband’s permission.
Writers, illustrators, performers and poets share their stories, memories, struggles, embarrassing moments–and favorite recipes. “SisterWriterEaters is the literary equivalent of a heart-to-heart over a warm slice of coffee cake,” says LaZebnik. Adds Brown, “We’re human, and we’re hungry.” SisterWriterEaters is published by Griffith Moon.
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Essays by Max Ritvo and Vincent Desiderio
7.5 x 9.25 in. Hardcover
120 pages, 80 illustrations
Daniel Maidman is one of the foremost masters of figure drawing in America. Based in Brooklyn, New York, Maidman has spent several decades grappling with the challenges and opportunities of life drawing. The resulting body of work – deft, ripe depictions of the human body in all its shapes and actions – has developed an avid following amongst artists and admirers alike. Griffith Moon Publishing’s “Daniel Maidman: Nudes” celebrates Maidman’s drawing oeuvre, selecting 80 recent pieces to provide an in-depth look at his powerful vision of the beauty and pathos of the human condition.
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Essay by Eve Wood
110 pages, hardcover, 7.5 X 9.25 inches, 80 illustrations & photographs
Griffith Moon is pleased to introduce Samantha Fields. This book, a collaboration between Griffith Moon and Lancaster Museum of Art and History, will showcase Fields’ painting work, along with an essay by Eve Wood. In her work, Fields explores the experiential nature of light through painting – immersing the viewer in the ever-shifting mood of a specific time and place. Her subject matter includes landscapes consumed by disaster both natural and manmade. Her work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, ArtWeek, Art in America, Artillery, Art ltd.,The Detroit News, The Detroit Free Press and the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Samantha Fields will soon be available for pre-order on the Griffith Moon website.
243 pages, hardcover, 9.5 X 6.25 inches, 8 illustrations & photographs
In his touching and often hilarious theatrical memoir, Ron Fassler tells the real-life stories of how he saw over 200 Broadway plays and musicals between the ages of 12-16 for as little as $2 a ticket, self-funded by the profits from his Long Island paper route. In the days when 50-60 shows came to Broadway every season, Fassler sat in the last row of the balcony, then headed home to write reviews which he reveals for the first time so many decades later. Ron’s eyewitness account to some of the greatest shows and stars of the 1960s and 70s (with visits backstage to many of them), is furthered by conversing over the past four years with legendary actors, writers, producers, directors, and composers who were part of this remarkable time. Threading his own personal stories with theirs, the book features memories and insights from Jane Alexander, Sheldon Harnick, James Earl Jones, Stacy Keach, Nathan Lane, Hal Linden, John Lithgow, Bette Midler, Austin Pendleton, Harold Prince, Doris Roberts, Stephen Sondheim, and Mike Nichols among many others.
News about the book in Forbes and New York Times
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A collaboration between Museum of Art and History, Lachaster, and MOAH:CEDAR and Japanese artist Chie Hitotsuyama, Griffith Moon introduces Chie Hitotsuyama: To Hear Your Footsteps is comprised of an introduction by Shana Nys Dambrot and Hitotsuyama’s animal sculptures made entirely from recycled newspaper. Her work, whimsical though often serious, is a commentary on global climate change. Hitostsuyama has exhibited her works in many places around Japan, including the Ginza Mitsukoshi Gallery (2013) and the Child Museum at the H.C. Andersen Park in Funabashi City, Chiba Prefecture (2014), and she is currently the Artist in Residency at MOAH.