Indecipherable Nonsense: Zines and Works on Paper by Noah Lyon

March 19 - April 18, 2015

We’re pleased to present the exhibition Indecipherable Nonsense, featuring a a broad selection of zines, artists’ books, prints, and newly created works on paper by Noah Lyon. The exhibition will be on view from March 19th - April 18, 2015

Over the last two decades Lyon has maintained a productive self-published book practice, creating roughly drawn, comic-inspired drawings. At the core of this has been more than 50 xeroxed zines, printed in b&w and staple-bound, that are jammed with oddball characters, visual puns and plays on words that clash together in overlapping black sharpie.

For the exhibition at Printed Matter, Lyon has created a new series of original ink-on-paper and rubber-stamp drawings, as well as editioned screenprints. The works incorporate characters that appear throughout his zines, interacting in an absurdist two-dimensional world that is at once filled with nonsense and tightly controlled. Lyon’s series of black and white drawings go “all over”, offering satirical social commentary and playful mutations of culture at large in the energized style of artists like Peter Saul and Keith Haring.

Noah Lyon is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He has a BFA from The Cooper Union. His massively popular buttons have topped the Printed Matter bestseller list for many years. He has been making zines and artist books for two decades and has been a fixture at the NY Art Book Fair since its inception in 2006. His work is in the collections of MoMA, The Whitney, The Tate Britain and The Brooklyn Museum.

Checklist
  1. Noah Lyon
    Blamo
    Brooklyn, NY: N. Lyon, 2015
    50
    Out of stock
  2. Noah Lyon
    God Bless This Mess
    Brooklyn, NY: N. Lyon, 2006
    100
    Out of stock
  3. Noah Lyon
    Bonkers
    Brooklyn, NY: N. Lyon, 2015
    50
    $40.00
  4. Noah Lyon
    Happy Little Deaths
    Brooklyn, NY: Noah Lyon, 2015
    1
    Out of stock
  5. Noah Lyon
    United States School Bus
    Brooklyn, NY: N. Lyon, 2006
    100
    $300.00
  6. Noah Lyon
    Urine Nation
    Brooklyn, NY: N. Lyon, 2006
    100
    $300.00
  7. Noah Lyon
    True Value Sucks Shit
    Brooklyn, NY: N. Lyon, 2006
    100
    $300.00
  8. Noah Lyon
    Avatard
    Brooklyn, NY: N. Lyon, 2010
    50
    $40.00
  9. Noah Lyon
    Heroes Vs. Super Villains
    Brooklyn, NY: N. Lyon, 2015
    50
    Out of stock
  10. Noah Lyon
    Homer Simpson Signature Series : Matt Groening vs. Noah Lyon
    Brooklyn, NY: N. Lyon, 2015
    50
    Out of stock
  11. Noah Lyon
    Babylon
    Brooklyn, NY: N. Lyon, 2015
    50
    $40.00
  12. Noah Lyon
    Chasm / Emergence
    Brooklyn, NY: N. Lyon, 2013
    1
    Out of stock
  13. Noah Lyon
    Why God? Why?
    Brooklyn, NY: N. Lyon, 2015
    1
    Out of stock
  14. Noah Lyon
    Stamp Your Hands and Clap Your Feet
    Brooklyn, NY: N. Lyon, 2015
    1
    Out of stock
  15. Noah Lyon
    The Missing Plane Is in Your Brain
    Brooklyn, NY: N. Lyon, 2015
    1
    Out of stock
  16. Noah Lyon
    Pile Up
    Brooklyn, NY: Noah Lyon, 2015
    1
    Out of stock
  17. Noah Lyon
    Frank Discussion
    Brooklyn, NY: N. Lyon, 2015
    1
    Out of stock
  18. Noah Lyon
    Retard Riot Retard Riot Retard Riot
    Brooklyn, NY: N. Lyon, 2012
    1
    Out of stock
  19. Noah Lyon
    Shin Shoe
    Brooklyn, NY: N. Lyon, 2015
    1
    Out of stock
  20. Noah Lyon
    Traveling at the Speed of Thought
    Brooklyn, NY: N. Lyon, 2015
    1
    Out of stock
  21. Noah Lyon
    Transparency of Man
    Brooklyn, NY: Noah Lyon, 2015
    1
    Out of stock
  22. Noah Lyon
    The Eternal Struggle of Mind, Body and Spirit Animal
    Brooklyn, NY: N. Lyon, 2015
    1
    Out of stock
  23. Noah Lyon
    See of Consciousness
    Brooklyn, NY: N. Lyon, 2015
    1
    Out of stock
Checklist
  1. Noah Lyon
    Retard Riot
    Brooklyn, NY: N. Lyon, 2010
    Unknown
    Out of stock
  2. Noah Lyon
    Retard Riot
    Brooklyn, NY: N. Lyon, 2008
    100
    $4.00
  3. Noah Lyon
    Retard Riot
    Brooklyn, NY: N. Lyon, 2011
    Out of stock
  4. Noah Lyon
    Black Flag Zine
    Brooklyn, NY: N. Lyon, 2013
    100
    $12.00
  5. Noah Lyon
    Retard Riot
    New Paltz, NY: Noah Lyon, 2003
    200
    $4.00
  6. Noah Lyon
    Retard Riot
    Sarasota, FL: Noah Lyon, 2005
    300
    Out of stock
  7. Noah Lyon
    Retard Riot
    Brooklyn, NY: N. Lyon, 2009
    100
    $4.00
  8. Noah Lyon
    Classic Fun #1,000,000
    Brooklyn, NY: N. Lyon, 2011
    100
    $4.00
  9. Noah Lyon
    Classic Fun #2,000,000
    Brooklyn, NY: N. Lyon, 2011
    100
    $4.00
  10. Noah Lyon
    Retard Riot
    Brooklyn, NY: N. Lyon, 2007
    size unknown
    Out of stock
  11. Noah Lyon
    Retard Riot
    Brooklyn, NY: N. Lyon, 2007
    $4.00
  12. Noah Lyon
    Retard Riot
    Brooklyn, NY: N. Lyon, 2010
    Unknown
    Out of stock
  13. Noah Lyon
    Art Formula
    Brooklyn, NY: Noah Lyon, 2010
    100
    $6.00
  14. Noah Lyon and Paper Rad
    Retard Riot
    Easthampton, MA: Noah Lyon, 2005
    300
    Out of stock
  15. Noah Lyon, Mat Brinkman and Paper Rad
    Retard Riot
    Brooklyn, NY: N. Lyon, 2006
    300
    $4.00
  16. Noah Lyon and Mat Brinkman
    Retard Riot
    Brooklyn, NY: N. Lyon, 2006
    300
    Out of stock
  17. Noah Lyon
    Retard Riot
    Brooklyn, NY: Noah Lyon, 2014
    $4.00
  18. Noah Lyon and Mat Brinkman
    Retard Riot
    Brooklyn, NY: N. Lyon, 2006
    300
    $4.00
  19. Noah Lyon and Giles Lyon
    Retard Riot
    Brooklyn, NY: N. Lyon, 2010
    150
    $4.00
  20. Noah Lyon and Food Fortunata
    Retard Riot
    Brooklyn, NY: Retard Riot, 2008
    $4.00
  21. Noah Lyon, Mat Brinkman and Brian Chippendale
    Retard Riot
    Brooklyn, NY: N. Lyon, 2011
    $4.00
  22. Noah Lyon
    Retard Riot
    New Paltz, NY: Retard Riot, 2003
    300
    $4.00
  23. Noah Lyon
    Retard Riot
    Wallkill, NY: Retard Riot, 2005
    300
    $4.00
  24. Noah Lyon
    Retard Riot
    Brooklyn, NY: N. Lyon, 2010
    Unknown
    $4.00
  25. Noah Lyon
    Retard Riot
    Brooklyn, NY: N. Lyon, 2011
    Out of stock
  26. Noah Lyon
    The Complexity of Stuff
    Brooklyn, NY: N. Lyon, 2011
    100
    Out of stock
  27. Noah Lyon
    Retard Riot
    Brooklyn, NY: N. Lyon, 2012
    $4.00
  28. Noah Lyon
    Fuck You Dude

    $6.00
  29. Noah Lyon
    Retard Riot
    Brooklyn, NY: N. Lyon, 2012
    $4.00
  30. Noah Lyon
    Retard Riot
    Brooklyn , NY : Retard Riot
    100
    $4.00
  31. Noah Lyon
    Retard Riot
    Brooklyn , NY : Retard Riot
    100
    $4.00
  32. Noah Lyon
    America: The Tragedy!
    Brooklyn, NY: N. Lyon, 2011
    100
    Out of stock
  33. Noah Lyon
    Dumb
    Brooklyn, NY: N. Lyon, 2013
    100
    $8.00
  34. Noah Lyon and Barry McGee
    CRIME SPREE
    New York, NY: N. Lyon, 2006
    10
    $600.00
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