Book launch this Wednesday November 6th at Art Metropole in Toronto.
Book, 5.5 x 6.5 inches, 68 pages (33 prints), Edition of 50, Inkjet printed & Japanese stab-bound.
Published by Mossless in Queens, NY.
A few framed original collages are on view from Nov 2-9th, as well as a window piece. Check it out!
Grace & Romke of Mossless asked a few questions..
Laurie Kang is 28 and drinking green tea.MOSSLESS: What kind of paper did you make these collages with?
LAURIE KANG: I used a variety of chromogenic (colour photography) paper. Different brands, stocks, finishes…some were expired, some exposed more than others. Most of it was given to me and would have otherwise been discarded. Some of the collages are torn and others are photograms I made using natural light or the light of the scanner. The physical collages remain light-sensitive and will change over time.ML: So are you anti-digital?
LK: Not at all. I’m interested in the sensitivity of the paper’s surface. The idea of flux embedded in the material, and the colours and textures revealed through my mis-use of it is a potent metaphor for many things. I don’t mean to solely address analog photography and I embrace all aspects of the medium in my overall practice. I’ll use what works best for the given project.ML: Our second issue had a number of Canadian artists. You’re from Toronto but you studied in Montreal. Who’s got the better art scene?
LK: Never been much of a “vs” type… there’s great work coming from both.ML: You’re now attending Bard for your MFA. How’s life there?
LK: It’s a tough but rewarding program. I just started so ask me again in a few years!
Parallelogram studies in the studio