Author Archives: Kathy Slade

Myfanwy MacLeod ‘Too Old for the Draft’ for Some Woolly Buzz

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Myfanwy MacLeod

Too Old for the Draft, 2013

Myfanwy Macleod found a Xerox of this poem in an old Playboy magazine while doing research for her series of Dorothy Stratten origami works. The authorship of the poem is unknown.

Macleod is interested in the way an image or a concept can be altered, transformed or even given new meaning when its context or form is changed. A wry sense of humour pervades her work as it draws on Modernism’s iconic moments and delves into popular culture and the vernacular. She is the 2013 recipient of the Mayor’s Award and is having a retrospective exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery in the Spring of 2014.

8.5 x 11 inches, published in an edition of 50

Derek Sullivan ‘Concrete Poem’ for Some Woolly Buzz

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Derek Sullivan

Concrete Poem, 2011-13

The text was generated using a free online OCR service, from photos taken with an iPhone of Ian Wallace’s late 1960s essay on Concrete Poetry found in a library’s special collection…. the photos weren’t the best, and confused (or inspired) the software.

Derek Sullivan is a Toronto-based artist who works with artists’ books, ephemera, drawing, and installation.

8.5 x 11 inches, published in an edition of 50

Dan Graham and Mieko Meguro ‘Dan Saw Mieko in his Dream’ for Some Woolly Buzz

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Dan Graham + Mieko Meguro

Dan Saw Mieko in his Dream, 2013

This print is a double manga by the recently married New York artists Dan Graham and Mieko Meguro. First, Dan made drawing of Mieko. Then Mieko made a drawing of Dan.

Mieko Meguro is a Japanese artist based in New York. She works across various media such as sculpture, drawing, and books. Her illustrated books are a hybrid of the English children’s ‘picture book’ combined with Japanese Manga and Japanese watercolour. Meguro is the founding director of 3A Gallery.

Dan Graham’s practice has become a key part of the Conceptual art canon. He is a highly influential figure in the field of contemporary art, both as a practitioner and as a well-respected critic and theorist. His book, Dan Graham Drawings: 1965-1969 is published in Publication Studio Vancouver’s Slade Editions series.

8.5 x 11 inches, published in an edition of 50

Lyndl Hall ‘Everywhere, All The Time’ for Some Woolly Buzz

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Lyndl Hall

Everywhere, All The Time, 2013

Everywhere, All the Time is a drawing of all the possible faces of a pocket sundial drawn together. Each face corresponds to a different latitude, and as such it is a drawing of all the different possible times at all the possible points.

Lyndl Hall lives and works in Vancouver where she makes drawings, sculpture and video. Recent exhibitions include Properties at the Western Front and On Fixing Position at the Burnaby Art Gallery. Her book Latitudes and Longitudes is published by Publication Studio Vancouver.

8.5 x 11 inches, published in an edition of 50

Sarah Pierce ‘It’s Time Man, It Feels Imminent’ for Some Woolly Buzz

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Sarah Pierce

It’s Time Man, It Feels Imminent, 2009

Dublin-based American artist made this work based on a quote from a bystander at a political protest in Gainesville, FL in 1972. (It’s still time. It still feels immanent.)

Since 2003, Sarah Pierce has been using the moniker The Metropolitan Complex to describe her project, which uses a variety of platforms, including talks, papers, exhibitions, and archives, often opening up these structures to the personal and the incidental. Her work draws on the relationship between 1970s radical practices and contemporary art-making through the re-presentation of historical documents from protests and performances.

8.5 x 11 inches, published in an edition of 50

James Hoff ‘An Earworm for Donald Judd’ for Some Woolly Buzz opening Dec 12, 2013

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James Hoff

An Earworm for Donald Judd, 2013

An Earworm for Donald Judd is based on an image from an old graphology book.

James Hoff recently debuted two earworm compositions for twoTubas and three French Horns at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn. Hoff is an artist living and working in Brooklyn. His work encompasses sound, painting, writing, performance, and publishing. He is the co-founder of Primary Information (with Miriam Katzeff), a non-profit arts organization devoted to publishing artists’ books and art-historical documents.

8.5 x 11 inches, published in an edition of 50

Ian Wallace ‘Document (The Declaration II, Havana Biennial) 2000/2013’ for Some Woolly Buzz

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Ian Wallace

Document (The Declaration II, Havana Biennial), 2000/ 2013

This print is documentation of the Ian Wallace installation of The Declaration II at the Havana Biennial 2000. The web link refers to the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights in Spanish.

Artist, writer, and educator, Ian Wallace has been an influential figure in the development of an internationally acknowledged photographic and conceptual art practice in Vancouver since 1965. He was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in December 2012.

11 x 8.5 inches, published in an edition of 50

Lorna Brown ‘Apostrophe Catastrophe’ for Some Woolly Buzz

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Lorna Brown

Apostrophe Catastrophe, 2013

Vancouver artist, curator, editor and writer, Lorna Brown continues her work on parsing the mechanics of systems such as maps, archives, language and reading. Here she ruminates on the relationship between the words apostrophe and catastrophe.

Brown has been exhibiting her artwork since the 1980s. She was a founder of the Vancouver Association for Non Commercial Culture and the Director/Curator of Artspeak Gallery. Her recent public work Digital Natives was made in collaboration with Clint Burnham.

8.5 x 11 inches, published in an edition of 50

Lisa Robertson and Pascal Poyet ‘doigt finger object chose’ for Some Woolly Buzz

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Lisa Robertson and Pascal Poyet

doigt finger object chose, 2013

This is a concrete poem concerning fingers and things.

Lisa Robertson is a Canadian poet who lives in France. Pascal Poyet is a French poet who produces Édition Contratmaint with Françoise Goria in Toulouse. Robertson’s next book, Cinema of the Present, will be published by Coach House Books in the fall, and has been translated into French by Poyet, whose text A Physical Comedy, Robertson is in turn translating.

8.5 x 11 inches, published in an edition of 50

Dennis McNulty ‘Singing in the Wire’ for Some Woolly Buzz

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Dennis McNulty

Singing in the Wire, 2013

Singing in the Wire is a lyric from ‘Wichita Lineman’, which is sung from the perspective of a telecommunications engineer. The letters are made from stenciled limestone and the font is derived from a sixteen-segment digital display. In making this work, McNulty was imagining the lineman listening to the signal, trying to make out what someone was saying through ‘some woolly buzz’.

Dennis McNulty is an artist and musician living in Dublin. Beginning with detailed research of various kinds, and informed by his studies in psychoacoustics, his artworks often take hybrid forms, drawing on aspects of cinema, sculpture, sound and performance.

8.5 x 11 inches, published in an edition of 50