Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Royal Art Lodge | The Books I've Read
While in Winnipeg to see Michael Dumontier's excellent A Moon or a Button exhibition at Plug In, we visited Martha Street Studio, who have published editions by Paul Butler, Dumontier, Simon Hughes, Micah Lexier, Sylvia Matas, the Royal Art Lodge and others.
The Royal Art Lodge was an art collective active from 1996 to 2008, founded by Dumontier, Marcel Dzama, Neil Farber, Drue Langlois, Jonathan Pylypchuk, and Adrian Williams. Hollie Dzama and Myles Langlois have also been members. The Books I've Read was made in their final year, when the group consisted of Farber, Dumontier and Dzama. Published in an edition of 50 (each somewhat unique), the prints are 11.5 by 70 inches and are printed on Stonehenge paper.
Surprisingly (given the level of interest in the group and the individual artists), there were three copies left for sale, now two.