June 2, 2002 - Printed Matter, Inc. - Chrysanne Stathacos at Printed Matter
June 2, 2002

Chrysanne Stathacos at Printed Matter

Chrysanne Stathacos
Invisible Colors

Reception, June 4, 2002, 5 to 7 PM

Printed Matter
535 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011
212 925 0325 tel


Printed Matter, Inc. is pleased to host a reception in honor of Chrysanne Stathacos’ new book Invisible Colors. The reception will take place on Tuesday, June 4th, from 5 to 7 PM at Printed Matter, Inc., located at 535 West 22nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.

Invisible Colors is the first book published by Nature Morte Books, the publishing venture of Nature Morte New Delhi, India, and the brainchild of artist gallerist Peter Nagy.

The book presents 40 full-page color photographic portraits by Chrysanne Stathacos of Sadhus by the Ganges, Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala, Krishna devotees from Vrindavan, Shinto dancers from Japan, Sikhs from Long Island, and so on. All of the photographs are taken with an “aura camera,” a biofeedback invention used at psychic fairs to record the aura of the sitter. The book is a result of three years of travel, photographing in bead stalls in Rishikesh, temples in Kyoto, and wherever else the artist was able to set up the awkward apparatus, she traveled with to make these unique portraits. The photographs are organized by the color of the sitter’s aura, moving through the rainbow from the front of the book to the back.

A short essay by Peter Nagy introduces the book. Each copy comes with a bookmark designed by the artist. The book, which was printed in India, retails for $10.

Chrysanne Stathacos is a New York artist. Her garden installation “Refuge: a Wish Garden,” commissioned for the exhibition “Landesgartenschau,” is currently on view in Grossenhain, Germany, as part of a massive garden exhibition curated by Heike Strelow. Her previous book, 1000+ Wishes from The Wish Machine project, wishmachine@aol.com, will be also available at the launch.

An interactive re-mix for web of Invisible Colors, by Takuji of KOGO*Candy Factory, Tokyo, Japan can be found at

www.trans.artnet.or.jp/~transart/chrysanne/index.html [Click on a face and it changes!]

For additional information about the event, sales, or Invisible Colors please contact David Platzker, Director, Printed Matter at (212) 925-0325.

David Platzker



Printed Matter, Inc.

535 West 22nd Street

New York, NY 10011

212 925 0325 tel

212 925 0464 fax


Printed Matter, Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1976 by artists and art workers with the mission to foster the appreciation, dissemination, and understanding of artists’ books and other artists’ publications.

Printed Matter has received support, in part, through grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York Arts Recovery Fund, Art for Art¹s Sake, The New York Community Trust, Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, The Roy and Niuta Titus Foundation, Heyday Foundation, The Kettering Family Foundation, CHS Foundation, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, The Cowles Charitable Trust, Philip Morris Companies Inc., Women¹s Studio Workshop, Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, and private foundations and individuals worldwide.

Printed Matter, Inc. is not affiliated with, nor a division of, any other non-profit origination.

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