WEPRODUCTIONS: Telfer Stokes * Helen Douglas

May 11 - July 1, 2018

Printed Matter is pleased to present an exhibition overviewing the publishing history of Weproductions, an imprint co-run by Telfer Stokes and Helen Douglas. Organized by Douglas, the exhibition draws from extensive archival material to examine the working methods, surrounding context, and emergent themes (narrative, place, the natural world) that shaped the output of the press from the early 1970s through to the 2010s.

Please join us for an opening reception May 11, 6-8PM with Helen Douglas. RSVP on Facebook here.

Spanning over 40 years of artistic production, the exhibition begins with the early bookworks of both Douglas and Stokes, charting the confluence as the two joined up in 1974 to produce collaborative large-edition offset publications. Solo offset editions by both artists are also examined as well as the smaller, digitally printed books, concertinas, and scrolls by Douglas.

Extensive supplementary material articulates aspects of their work, giving insight into how the book form is used as a space for unfolding visual narrative, with image and text developing a flow and phrasing across the page.

On occasion of the exhibition, Printed Matter will publish a new title, Insects & Grasses. Printed full color digital offset, thread-sewn, in an edition of 175 copies.

  1. Helen Douglas
    Yarrow, Scotland: Weproductions, 2006
    Out of stock
  2. Helen Douglas
    Winter Celestial Montain
    Yarrow, Scotland: Weproductions, 2015
    Out of stock
  3. Helen Douglas and Marina Warner
    A Venetian Brocade
    Yarrow, Scotland: Weproductions, 2010
  4. Telfer Stokes and Helen Douglas
    Yarrow, Scotland: Weproductions
  5. Telfer Stokes and Helen Douglas
    Real Fiction : An Inquiry into the Bookeresque
    Rochester, New York: Visual Studies Workshop, 1987
    size unknown
  6. Telfer Stokes and Helen Douglas
    London, England: Weproductions, 1975
    size unknown
  7. Telfer Stokes and Helen Douglas
    Chinese Whispers
    London, UK: Weproductions, 1976
    Out of stock
  8. Helen Douglas and Rab Wilson
    Ettrick, Scotland: Weproductions, 2015
  9. Helen Douglas
    Unravelling the Ripple
    Edinburgh, Scotland: Pocketbooks, 2001
    size unknown
    Out of stock
  10. Helen Douglas
    Wild Wood
    Yarrow, Scotland: Weproductions, 1999
  11. Helen Douglas
    Yarrow, Scotland: Weproductions, 2005
    size unknown
  12. Helen Douglas
    Leda & the Swan
    Yarrow, Scotland: Weproductions, 2011
  13. Helen Douglas
    Leaves Passing
    Yarrow, Scotland: Weproductions, 2015
    Out of stock
  14. Helen Douglas
    Last Day in Kas
    Atlanta, Yarrow, GA, Scotland: Nexus Press and Weproductions, 2001
    size unknown
  15. Helen Douglas
    In Mexico
    Yarrow, Scotland: Weproductions, 2014
  16. Helen Douglas
    Follow the River
    Yarrow, Scotland: Weproductions
  17. Helen Douglas
    Field Book
    Yarrow, Scottland: Weproductions, 1999
    size unknown
  18. Helen Douglas
    Dark Cloud
    Yarrow, Scotland: Weproductions, 2015
  19. Helen Douglas
    Bridge Line
    Yarrow, Scotland: Weproductions, 2015
  20. Helen Douglas
    Between the Two
    Yarrow, Scotland: Weproductions, 1997
    size unknown
  21. Helen Douglas
    Insects & Grasses
    New York, NY: Printed Matter Inc., 2018
    Out of stock
  22. Helen Douglas and Thomas Evans
    Deuchar Mill, Scotland: Weproductions, 2003
  23. Helen Douglas and Telfer Stokes
    edition size unknown
    Out of stock
  24. Helen Douglas and Zoe Irvine
    Illiers Combray
    Yarrow, Scotland: Aeolus and Weproductions, 2004
    Out of stock
  25. Helen Douglas
    The Pond at Deuchar
    Yarrow, Scotland: Weproductions, 2011
    4 (this is #3)
    Out of stock