October 13, 2007 - Presentation House Gallery - Lynn Valley #3 Available Now
October 13, 2007

Lynn Valley #3 Available Now

Lynn Valley #3 / The reason why I am here is the reason why I am here
by Jonathan Monk now available

17.8 x 24 cm
Softcover
edition of 1300
colour cover and inner pages

Bywater Bros. Editions, Toronto and Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver are pleased to announce the release of Lynn Valley #3; The reason why I am here is the reason why I am here, by Berlin based artist Jonathan Monk.

Jonathan Monk (b. Leicester, England 1969), explores legacies of conceptual art practice in installations, photography, film, sculpture and performance, often marrying his interests in canonical artworks from the 1960s and 70s with wry references to personal autobiography.

The reason why I am here is the reason why I am here is a 48-page bookwork featuring crude amateur photographs of pop singer Morrissey performing at a recent concert in Berlin. Taken by an audience member, the photographs are mirrored on each verso page of the publication. The result acts as a fan’s tribute to legacies drawn from 80s popular music and 60s visual art, while creating a series of photographic “Rorschachs” whose formal inventiveness grows from the simplicity of their source.

Twenty-six copies of Lynn Valley #3 feature a special limited edition gatefold Morrissey album (You Are the Quarry, published by Attack/Sanctuary Records in May 2004) redesigned by Monk with a silk-screened addition on front cover and a mirror addition (mounted) on the inner right gatefold. The edition includes a certificate signed and lettered A to Z by the artist.

Lynn Valley is an ongoing publication series edited by contemporary artists.

Copies of Lynn Valley #1, by Richard Prince, and Lynn Valley #2 / Kleenex Mathematics, by Johannes Wohnseifer are also available for purchase.

For ordering information please contact:
lynnvalley@presentationhousegall.com or bywaterbros@gmail.com

Presentation House Gallery
333 Chesterfield Avenue
North Vancouver, BC Canada
V7M 3G9
Tel 604 986 1351

www.presentationhousegall.com

Bywater Bros. Editions
97 Caithness Avenue
Toronto, ON, CANADA
M4J 3X9
Tel: 416 461 9095

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