Eric Timothy Carlson: NYPLPCETC 01-04 – Talk and Book Launch
Join us for an artist’s talk with Eric Timothy Carlson to launch NYPLPCETC 01-04 (Yellow version). The work is the most recent publication produced as part of his ‘NYPLPC’ series, in which he accumulates and sequences found imagery sourced from the New York Public Library Picture Collection.
Eric will be joined in discussion by Will Luckman (PowerHouse Books) and Melanie Kress (High Line), taking the NYPLPC project as a starting point to consider the potency and diverse potential of an archive like the picture collection, how institutions establish historical record through collection-building, and his interest in the found image.
Eric Timothy Carlson (b. 1984, USA.) is an interdisciplinary artist from Brooklyn, New York working with collections of semiotic content generated through processes of drawing, image/object collection, and assemblage. Since 2006 he has maintained a diverse exhibition history exhibiting at both art institutions and DIY spaces; a self-publishing practice producing zines and artists books; and an independent design studio working with artists and musicians for which he was Grammy Nominated in 2016. He has an upcoming exhibition at Pioneer works July–August of 2017 at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn.
Will Luckman is a publisher, editor, and art director based in Brooklyn, New York. He is the Managing Editor at powerHouse books, and Co-Publisher of mozzarella.website.
Melanie Kress is a curator and writer based in New York. She is the Assistant Curator of High Line Art, the public art program presented by Friends of the High Line, and one third of the writing collective The Rare Element.