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Shezad Dawood, Kalimpong, Timothy Taylor / Sternberg Press, 2016, 9783956792762

Armen Eloyan, Bookstore Cure, Timothy Taylor Gallery, 2008, 978-0-9553102-5-3

Alex Katz, Black Paintings, Timothy Taylor Gallery, 2015, 9780992930912

Eddie Martinez, Sculptures, Timothy Taylor, 2016, 9780992930943
Shezad Dawood, Kalimpong, Timothy Taylor / Sternberg Press, 2016, 9783956792762
Contributions by Tenzing Barshee, Shezad Dawood, Kai Friese, Alexander Keefe, Barbara Sirieix, Rosie Thomas

It’s 1912. We find ourselves in Kalimpong, India, in the foothills of the Himalayas. We are in the company of the eccentric Belgian-French explorer Alexandra David-Néel. She is planning a secretive, forbidden journey into Tibet … Fast forward to the 1960s. Kalimpong has become a hotbed of espionage, denounced by the Chinese as a “nest of spies” after being used by everyone from the Russians to the CIA, the nascent Indian secret service, some remaining British colonial stalwarts, Tibetan Khamba guerillas, and the Chinese themselves, of course. There are mountains, caves, and secret passages. Indeed, it has all the hallmarks of a remarkable adventure …

Kalimpong is an artist project in book form by the London-based artist Shezad Dawood. Set in Kalimpong at various moments from 1912 to the present day, Dawood’s project is part fact, part fiction. There are explorers and spies, poets and travelers, lovers and strangers, princesses and humanoids, all strangely connected across the globe through this curious Indian town.

To develop the story, Dawood invited a number of international writers and cultural commentators to contribute texts, opting for an “exquisite corpse” method, whereby writers recommended or responded to other writers, resulting in some surprising twists.

The publication accompanies an immersive virtual-reality work of the same name by the artist, which premiered at Timothy Taylor gallery, London, in the fall of 2016.

Armen Eloyan, Bookstore Cure, Timothy Taylor Gallery, 2008, 978-0-9553102-5-3

Alex Katz, Black Paintings, Timothy Taylor Gallery, 2015, 9780992930912
Alex Katz: Black Paintings is published in conjunction with the Timothy Taylor Gallery’s exhibition of new paintings by Alex Katz (28 February – 2 April 2015). The exhibition consists entirely of Katz’s iconic portraits.

In these new works, the subjects are assigned to the margins with black space occupying most of each canvas. What is striking about these portraits is both the depth and diversity of the black paint contrasted against the dramatically studio-lit figures.

Illustrated in the catalogue are 13 large works on canvas as well as an artist study. A conversation between the artist and Iwona Blazwick, Director or the Whitechapel Gallery, London is also included.

Eddie Martinez, Sculptures, Timothy Taylor, 2016, 9780992930943
As with his paintings, the sculptures of Eddie Martinez are dynamic, colourful and bold explorations of abstract shape, line and form. In this, the rst comprehensive survey of the artist’s sculptural works to date, the eclectic range of materials he employs comes to the fore, with lo- and found materials such as plaster, cardboard, wood, plastic and rubber (not to mention lobster traps, buoys and badminton rackets) reaching their apotheosis in exquisitely cast bronzes. Playful, energetic and exuberant, they are simultaneously lled with an equal sense of melancholy, nostalgia and humility.

With a distinctive formal and aesthetic unity across his sculptural practice, the works offer an elegiac exposé of physical matter, consumption, entropy and decay today, highlighting myriad raw materials, industrial and artisanal production and manufacturing processes, and their resultant surfaces, textures and other qualities both when new and as they age and degrade. Referencing twentieth-century sculptural traditions such as assemblage, Arte Povera and the readymade, Martinez brings together modernist discourses of primitivism and the handmade with post-modern, post-industrial debates about material culture and mass production in a global economy.

The publication, which features more than one hundred works made since 2013, includes a newly commissioned essay by Dr. Jon Wood, Research Curator at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, England, and has been published to coincide with a presentation of major new bronze sculptures by the artist for Frieze London 2016.

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