John Latham: Canvas Events
Ridinghouse 2010 · £10 | $22 · Softback · 24 pp · 27 x 21.5 cm | 11 x 8.5 in · 7 colour illustrations · ISBN 978 1 905464 31 9
This publication introduces a never before exhibited series of works by the late British artist John Latham (1921–2006). The group of work – called Canvas Events – features spray painted and twisted canvas on wooden stretchers. The works challenge the conventional relationship between canvas and stretcher, turning the traditional site of the painting into a sculptural field. Latham often worked with spray paint; describing the dotted sprinkled result as miniature universes. Reproductions of the 1994 Canvas Events are accompanied by a conversation between Latham, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Barbara Steveni, in which they discuss the artist’s work over time.