David B. Smith Gallery is very pleased to announce the release of the first dedicated publication on the artwork of GregoryEuclide. The 13 x 9 inch hardcover monograph is 96 pages and contains 119 color reproductions. It is available in an edition of 500, with each copy signed and numbered in pencil by Euclide.
Contributors to the book include Amy Gilman, associate director and curator of contemporary art at the Toledo Museum of Art who states, “Euclide’s work brings new dimension to the tradition of landscape within art history. He does not confine his interest to our collective ideal of landscape, but actively engages with landscape as we actually live in it.” The book contains additional contributions from curators Denise Markinosh (MASS MoCA), Brooke Grucella (University of Arizona), Sarah Tanguy (ART in Embassies, U.S. Department of State), and Michael Chavez. Molly MacFadden, of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, contributed her blog post from the museum’s website. The post was written during Euclide’s residency at the museum while he was preparing his installation for the 2011 exhibition Otherworldly. Musician Justin Vernon of Bon Iver shares some poetic thoughts on Euclide. David Pescovitz (co-editor of Boing Boing) and Leanne Goebel (independent critic and curator) have also contributed to the book, along with Michael Cina (creative director of Cina Associates) and Don Myhre (mentor.)
The book is published by David B. Smith Gallery, and was printed and bound in the United States in October 2011.
Field Test Project Description via Molly Dilworth:
“I view creative practice as a form of research. Using data from a specific site as a structure, I build a painting that gives form to the invisible things that motivate our actions. I’m interested in looking at how we connect emotionally to the places we inhabit.
Contemporary Golden is built on top of incredible geological wealth, a pocket of resources and power existing just below the surface. Over the last two centuries, this geology generated a demand for engineers that facilitated a culture of research, technology and innovation. The Golden of today is a combines this physical history with geopolitics; it is a global innovator in high tech materials and applications and a center for mining operations around the world. These invisible motivators arrive in unexpected moments but resist quantification; we can measure the volume of a lake but can’t explain how the memory of a fishing trip there brings tears to our eyes.
Field Test was installed during the first five days of the exhibition HABITAT at the Foothills Art Center. (January 21-25, 2011).
The ceiling was chosen as the site of the painting to simulate a subterranean space, calling attention to the geology of Golden. Elements in the construction of the painting include Jefferson County maps, Voronoi diagrams of silicon solar cells, photographs of amazonite, images of magnetic thin films and conversations with visitors to the gallery.”
Take it with you Project Description via Gregory Euclide:
“An installation consisting of all the packing materials used to ship work to HABITAT, a group exhibit at the Foothills Art Center in Golden, Colorado. Dioramas were created inside some of the boxes. Gallery viewers could take photos of the scenes through pin holes with their cell phones.”
Foothills Art Center, in conjunction with David B. Smith Gallery, presents HABITAT, an exhibition exploring the relationship between our natural and manmade worlds. Technology, development and consumerism have created a compelling and advanced human occupation of our once rudimentary habitat. This exhibition thoughtfully examines the civility and sophistication that is our modern world, and its undeniable effect upon our planet’s natural state.
Exhibiting artists from across the United States include: Ricky Allman, Kansas City, MO; Chris Ballantyne, Brooklyn, NY; Molly Dilworth, Brooklyn, NY; Christina Empedocles, San Francisco, CA; Gregory Euclide, Minneapolis, MN; Evan Hecox, Denver, CO; Tat Ito, Astoria, NY; Paul Jacobsen, Brooklyn, NY; Josh Keyes, Portland, OR; Jean-Pierre Roy, New York, NY