May 27, 2002 - Printed Matter, Inc. - Peter Wegner Reading and Exhibition at Printed Matter, Inc.
May 27, 2002

Peter Wegner Reading and Exhibition at Printed Matter, Inc.

Peter Wegner Reading and Exhibition at Printed Matter, Inc.
May 30, 2002, 5 to 7 PM

Printed Matter, Inc
535 West 22nd Street 
New York, NY 10011

Peter Wegner, American Types, 1997

Reading by Peter Wegner to Celebrate Publication of New Book

and Exhibition, “Five Years / Five Books: Peter Wegner”

at Printed Matter, Inc., May 30, 2002, 5 to 7 PM

Printed Matter is pleased to announce a reading by New York artist Peter Wegner. The reading, from Wegner’s recently published volume, The Other Today, will open an exhibition of book projects and related works on paper from the last five years. The event will take place on May 30, 2002 at Printed Matter, Inc., located at 535 West 22nd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues, from 5 to 7 PM. A reception will follow the reading, scheduled to begin at 6 PM.

Best known for his paintings, Wegner’s artistic practice often incorporates language and includes a deep commitment to the form of the artists’ book. Both the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Yale University Art Gallery included his books along with his paintings in exhibitions in the last year.

Wegner’s books, notable for their strong conceptual orientation, balance minimalist design and lush materiality. Two earlier books, Remarks on Color and The Blue Books, applied Wittgenstein’s ideas about language and perception to a body of Wegner’s paintings inspired by the common paint chip. In The Other Today, Wegner’s numbered statements read like poetry. “The scraped sky. / The otherwise. / The never enough.”

Wegner’s paintings and works on paper are currently the subject of a solo exhibition at Griffin Contemporary in Los Angeles, the publisher of his two most recent books. His work was last seen in New York at the Mary Boone Gallery in Chelsea, and can be found in the permanent collections of the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Houston Museum of Fine Art, and the Dieter and Si Rosenkranz Foundation (Berlin).

Wegner is a graduate of Yale University. He was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and now lives and works in Brooklyn.

The Other Today is priced at $15. All of Wegners books can be found on Printed Matters website,, and at Printed Matters New York City store.

For additional information, please contact David Platzker, Director of Printed Matter, at (212) 925-0325.

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 Arts Sake, The New York Community Trust, 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., Womens 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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