Specific Object and Jonathan Monk are pleased to announce the publication of the twentieth "Picture Post Card Posted from Post Box Pictured,” the latest addition to his ongoing series. For this iteration of his mail art project Monk has chosen an image of the postbox around the corner his mother’s house in the village where the artist grew up, just outside of Leicester, England.
Specific Object / David Platzker is pleased to expose SCREW YOU., an exhibition that shines a light on the intercourse of counter culture publishing, tabloid pornography and the art world which formed a union during the creatively fertile years of the late 1960s and early 1970s. The exhibition will be on view at Susan Inglett Gallery from May 31 to July 27, 2012.
Specific Object / David Platzker is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition Jack Goldstein: A suite of nine 45 rpm 7-inch records with sound effects. The exhibition will be on view at Specific Object from April 27 - June 1, 2012.
On the morning of May 14, 2011 I encountered this artwork outside my apartment. At the time it struck me as being a humorous, ironic and ominous statement of where things were heading: on the verge of Occupy Wall Street, prior to the ramp-up of political campaigns, and at the cusp of the United States debt-ceiling debate. Early in the first week of January 2012 it felt like the right time to present it in the gallery, thus Specific Object now presents I've Seen the Future & It Doesn't Look Good.
Specific Object / David Platzker is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition Specific Object Presents Lawrence Weiner's Published Work from The Jean-Noël Herlin Archive Project. The exhibition will be on view at Susan Inglett Gallery from June 9 - July 22, 2011.
Specific Object / David Platzker is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition Stephen Kaltenbach : slantstep 2. The exhibition will be on view at Specific Object from May 9 through June 10, 2011. This exhibition celebrates slantstep 2, 1969, a multiple by Stephen Kaltenbach designed by William Plumb.
Specific Object / David Platzker is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition Sammlung Ludwig : Art of the Sixties & Hans Haacke : The Chocolate Master. The exhibition will be on view at Specific Object from February 28 - April 29, 2011.
Specific Object / David Platzker is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition Bruce Conner for Supervisor. The exhibition will be on view at Specific Object from November 29 – December 17, 2010 and resuming January 3 – January 28, 2011.
Specific Object / David Platzker is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition James Lee Byars : The Sphere of Generosity. The exhibition will be on view at Specific Object from September 27 to November 19, 2010.
Specific Object / David Platzker is pleased to announce the opening of Stairway to Heaven: Paul McMahon, Matt Mullican, James Welling, 1970–1976. The exhibition will be on view at Susan Inglett Gallery from June 9 - July 23, 2010. A reception will be held on June 9, 2010 from 6 to 8 PM.
Specific Object / David Platzker was pleased have worked with Jean-Noël Herlin to offer files from his Archive Project, a personal, egalitarian and inclusive, or in Erwin Panofsky's term, monist account of creativity in the visual and performing arts internationally from the middle of the 20th Century to the present.
The Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, is pleased to present the work of legendary New York conceptual artist Dan Graham. Vintage Dan Graham: Projects for Publication 1966-2009 presents both artwork specifically created by Graham for periodicals and other publications and Graham's own writings on sex, drugs, rock-n-roll, art, and architecture first seen in print between 1966 and 2009. An exhibition curated by Specific Object / David Platzker. November 18 to December 20, 2009.
Specific Object / David Platzker is pleased to announce the opening Peter Downsbrough : The Published Books. The exhibition will be on view at Specific Object from September 25 through November 6, 2009.
Specific Object / David Platzker was pleased to present Marcel Broodthaers : A Voyage on the North Sea. The exhibition was presented at Specific Object from January 28 through March 20, 2009. In this project Specific Object presented a film screening and exhibition of Belgian Conceptual artist, Marcel Broodthaers’ (1926 - 1976) unusual hybrid of book and film, A Voyage on the North Sea (1973 - 1974).
In this exhibition Specific Object presents the continuous playing of the original, 44 minute, 33-1/3 RPM vinyl LP record which was produced as the exhibition catalogue for the show Art by Telephone, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, November 1 - December 14, 1969.
Exhibition held at Specific Object from June 16 though October 3, 2008. Between the years 1978 and 1986 Raymond Pettibon [a.k.a. Raymond Pettibone; St. Pettibone; Chuck Higby; Ray Dylan; Raymond Ginn] produced an aggressive trove of graphic works for the seminal Southern California punk band Black Flag as well as for Red Cross, The Minutemen, Nig Heist, and others. Published predominately by SST Records -- which was founded by Pettibon's brother and Black Flag guitarist, Greg Ginn -- the exhibition features over two hundred gig flyers, artists' books, album covers, posters, T-shirts, stickers, skateboard decks, and the first five editioned prints by Pettibon. A PDF of the complete exhibition checklist is available at: www.specificobject.com/projects/pettibon/Pettibon-Checklist.PDF
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Specific Object presents an exhibition of READ Edition, a fundraising print portfolio published by the Emily Carr Institute Press Press [ECI Press] of Vancouver, Canada. Curated by Christoph Keller and Kathy Slade, the portfolio features works by Fiona Banner, Dan Graham, Brian Jungen, Myfanwy MacLeod, Jonathan Monk, Shannon Oksanen, Peter Piller, Frances Stark, Michael Stevenson, and Ron Terada, from March 28 through April 20, 2007.
David Platzker, proprietor of Specific Object, and Barbara Moore, proprietor of Bound & Unbound, are pleased to announce that Specific Object has acquired the inventory of Bound & Unbound. [Press Release: November 4, 2004]