Saturday, May 6, 2023

Eunice Luk | Multiple Potatoes

Eunice Luk
Multiple Potatoes
Toronto, Canada: Self-published, 2023
5.6 x 5.4 x 4.2 cm.
Edition of 30 signed and numbered copies

My friends Micah Lexier and Eunice Luk co-teach a class at the University of Toronto on the subject of Artist Multiples. I gave a Zoom talk to the class earlier in the year, and the students seemed smart and engaged. They are lucky to have not one, but two profs who are so throughly entrenched in the genre (as artists, publishers, collectors, etc.). 

For the final class project the students were tasked with creating a multiple in an edition size high enough that they could share examples with all of their classmates. Micah and Eunice participated in the trade, also. 

This is Eunice's piece: a handmade rubber stamped box containing a single potato, and the simple poetic instruction of "It starts with one. Plant the eyes looking up to the sky". 

The work nicely equates multiple production with its earliest precedent and serves as a rallying call, also. Let a thousand flowers bloom (to misquote Mao). 

Visit the website for Luk's publishing venture Slow Editions, here

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