Featuring Artist Richard Patterson and
designer Mark Thomson
Thursday, September 12 / 7 pm
Wine reception to follow
“The Art of Books and Books on Art”
Join us for the book launch and signing of Dallas-based British artist Richard Patterson’s newly released first monograph published by London’s Ridinghouse, designed by Mark Thomson.
Together in conversation, Patterson and Thomson will discuss the process of compiling a monograph. In the age of e-books and social media, what is the purpose of a printed and bound ‘art book’ these days? Is it an arcane and increasingly outmoded format, or is it still the best way to convey the sense of process, history and aura of the art works that they gather together and reproduce?
Patterson and Thomson hope to illuminate the rewarding process of creating a monograph, using Patterson’s recent book as a working example, as well as discussing the role of the monograph in general.
monograph available at Nasher Store
, $49.95. Limited edition monograph with signed print also available courtesy of Timothy Taylor Gallery, London. For more information please call 214.242.5110.
About Richard Patterson
Richard Patterson's complex, multi-layered paintings sit firmly within the grand tradition of European and American Art, to which he has added his own. One of the London YBAs to emerge in the late 1980s, and a participant in both the Freeze and Sensation exhibitions, Patterson has continued to challenge and push the boundaries of painting today. Encompassing over 20 years, Patterson’s monograph is the largest-scale, most substantial catalogue of Patterson’s work to date. Featuring over 150 plates and illustrations, and texts by artist, writer and critic Martin Herbert, The Menil Collection Curator Toby Kamps, and Nasher Sculpture Center Director Jeremy Strick, Patterson’s most important work – as well as studio shots, and insight to his process – from the past two decades is brought together for the first time.
About Mark Thomson
Mark Thomson studied with Anthony Hill at Chelsea School of Art. In 1993 he became art director of Taschen, designing many successful books and series. He started his own studio in 1998, working with artists and cultural institutions around the world. He designed landmark monographs on Philippe Starck (1997), Simon Patterson (2002), Chris Burden (2006), and Anya Gallaccio (2013). His recent work includes the conceptual art dealing analysis Unconcealed (2009), the collected writings of Georg Baselitz (2010), exhibition catalogues for John Stezaker (2011), Mel Bochner (2012) and Laure Prouvost (2013), and the exhibition Gagarin in Britain (2011. His monograph on Richard Patterson is the latest in a series of detailed immersions in the work of contemporary and living artists. He also writes regularly on design and typography, mostly in Eye magazine, including the pocket manifesto ‘Design is not a solution’ (2006) and features on type designers Peter Bil’ak (2010), Kris Sowersby (2011) and Fred Smeijers (2013).