MAO's friends over at DeCode Books have been very busy this summer, with lots of new great books.
But there's a special place in our MAO
wallet heart for photographer Ariana Page Russell, so we can't be more happy to see this very young artist having her very first book! Congrats Ariana!
FYI... Platform Gallery is hosting a book signing party to introduce three new titles
by Seattle-based publisher DECODE Books by photographers Ariana Page Russell, Bill Jacobson, and Steven Miller.
So... If you just happen to be
stuck in Seattle.. you can join them at the gallery to celebrate these new monographs, Saturday, August 8, from 4 to 6PM
Dressing by Ariana Page Russell
Ariana Page Russell turns to her own skin as both a canvas and as a source of adornments. “The power of a blush, an ephemeral and uncontrollable response revealing internal sentiment, becomes the fashion of skin. I have sensitive skin that easily flushes. In Dressing, I use the imagery of this temporary change as my medium via collages made from photographs of my skin. These collages show shades of sensitivity in reds and pinks made into patterns, then scanned and printed as temporary tattoos. I place the skin tattoos back on skin, adorning myself with a longer lasting, intentional blush. Rather than being frustrated by my skin’s transparency, I claim it by dressing up in the crimson hues that reveal my vulnerability.” Instead of covering up her skin condition, Russell embraces the changes her skin makes, exploring the concepts of fashion and beauty: “These tattoos become and intimate fashion as their own sort of clothing.... I am investigating where one surface ends and another begins, the bloom of adornment, and how shifting exteriors reveal as they conceal.”
5 x 7 inches
11 four-color plates
24 pages, hardcover
1 original tipped-in photograph
Signature Series books are limited to 500 signed and numbered copies. Each contain one original tipped-in photograph.
Plus..there's also a super cheap.. and terrific Limited Edition that comes with this crazy sexy print!
Details : A Limited edition archival pigment print, signed and numbered, with copy of Dressing.
Photo #2, Pharaoh (self portrait), 2009
Sheet size: 20 x 16 in.
Image size: 19 x 13 in.
Edition of 20, signed and numbered.
Special Prepublication Price:
$500 USD until 8.8.09
$600 USD after 8.8.09
More Details here... http://www.decodebooks.com/russell_collectors.html
OH.. and be sure to tell them over at Decode Books, that MAO sent you... and they'll give you the
huge "Special MAO Fan Club Discount"