Mark A Rodriguez Idea Art for Kids
96 pp / 170 × 240 mm / 400 copies
Zolo Zine #1: Mark A. Rodriguez (b. 1982, Chicago, IL, USA) wrote and self-published Idea Art for Kids in 2006 while completing his graduate thesis at California College of the Arts. Through lessons both droll and defiant—“Post missing signs for things that really aren’t really missing”; “Teach a non-human how to read”; “Develop a machine to make art for you"—Rodriguez invited children to make contemporary art practices their own. Fourteen years later—and with fourteen new lessons and two original essays by curator Lola Kramer and educator Manny Lopez—Idea Art for Kids is re-issued here for the first time. Produced in a limited run of 400 copies and published by Zolo Press, c. 2020.
Matt Paweski MP.19
200 pp / 220 × 285 mm / 600 copies
How do you use a purposeless object? Matt Paweski's (b. 1980, Detroit, Michigan, US) debut monograph attempts an answer. The publication surveys Paweski's complete aluminum works from 2016 to 2019, and features a conversation between the artist and Chris Sharp.
Sven Lukin Branches
124 pp / 215 × 280 mm / 500 copies
In the 1960s, Sven Lukin (b. 1934, Riga, Latvia) introduced the art world to the shaped canvas. Then, in 1972, firmly establish among New York's avant-garde, he fled the scene. Lukin has quietly lived and worked in the same studio in Midtown, Manhattan ever since, experimenting with shaped canvases of tree branches and streched jute. Branches presents, for the first time in print, twenty-five sculptures from this little-known part of Lukin's oeuvre, alongside essays by historian Frances Colpitt. Published by Zolo Press in 2019.
255 mm × 183 mm / Oil stick on wood, artist’s frame / Edition of 12 + 2 AP
In ode to Tokyo Private, the journal of his travels across Japan, Harold Ancart painted twelve Hinomaru—each with subtle variations.
HAROLD ANCART Tokyo Private (Un Roman Photo)
208 pp / 180 × 255 mm / 800 copies
In 2018, Harold Ancart (b. 1980, Brussels, Belgium) traveled across Japan and Thailand, journaling along the way. Tokyo Private (Un Roman Photo) consists of loosely connected personal essays and fragmented ideas that respond to the author’s surroundings while on the trip with his friend. Printed in a limited run of 800 copies, on Japanese paper with several production finishes. Published by Zolo Press in 2019.
343 × 559 mm / Oil stick on silk screened paper / Edition of 100 + 10AP
The Times of Sticksville accompanies Marc Breslin's debut collection of short stories. Make to resemble Sticksville's local newspaper, each edition is silkscreen printed, heightened with oil stick, and numbered and signed by the artist. No too are alike. Produced at 100 copies, with ten artist proofs.
MARC BRESLIN STICKSVILLE
112 pp / 140 × 216 mm / 400 copies
Sticksville is Marc Breslin’s (b. 1983, New York) first collection of short stories. The 7 short stories are illustrated by 23 paintings Breslin made. At once comedic and sensitive, this collection ranges from the absurd to the ordinary, speaking to the human spirit and the wondering mind. It is printed on two paper stocks in a limited run of 400 copies. Published by Zolo in 2019.
GABRIEL SIERRA EL TOPO Y LA TETERA
92 pp / 185 × 260 mm / 400 copies
What happens when a mole loses his sense of time? If that mole is under the care of Gabriel Sierra (b. 1975, San Juan Nepomuceno, Colombia) he builds seven houses, one for every day of the week. With El Topo y la Tetera (The Mole and the Teapot), Sierra applies his wild sculptro-architectural imagination to the children's book. Produced on three paper stocks and four sizes, with hand-sewn binding, in a limited run of 400 copies. Published by Zolo Press in 2019.
700 × 1000 mm / Mix media on offset printed paper / Edition of 40 + 2AP
Comet Face Baby is a series of collages from the leftovers of the offset printing process of Yann Gerstberger’s debut monograph, Baby Comet Face. Each unique assemblage is heightened with oil stick, charcoal, soft pastel, and air-brushed India ink. All are titled and signed by the artist.
YANN GERSTBERGER Baby Comet Face
200 + 32 pp / 235 × 297 mm / 800 copies
Baby Comet Face is Yann Gerstberger's (b. 1983, Cagnes sur Mer, France) debut monograph, presenting more than forty of his large-scale textile tapestries and an extensive series of drawings, sketches, and collages straight from the artist’s studio. Gerstberger’s work is set alongside texts by anthropologist-ethnobotanist Wade Davis and Mexican poet Gabriela Jauregui. In addition to the main volume, Baby Comet Face includes a 32-page annex of Gerstberger’s exhibitions and large-scale murals. It was printed in a limited run of 800 copies, on five different paper stocks, with silk-screened cover. Published by Zolo Press in 2018.
1:01’02” / LP and silk screened LP sleeve / Edition of 280
Diary of Guernica / Diary of a Senseless Work, LP accompanies Beatriz Gonzalez’s manuscript of the same name, giving voice to the text as if streaming from the artist’s head. The LP was produced at 280 copies, with two different silk screen sleeves. 140 copies are signed by the artist, the other 140 copies are stamp-signed, and all are numbered.
BEATRIZ GONZALÉZ Diary of Guernica. Diary of a Senseless Work
128 pp / 230 × 300 mm / 500 copies
In 1981, Beatriz Gonzaléz (b. 1938, Bucamanga, Columbia) realized Mural Para Fábrica Socialista, her reinterpretation of Picasso’s Guernica. Over the course of its year-long production, Gonzaléz documented her daily toil, unfolding research, creative process, and occasional musing. Diary of Guernica / Diary of a Senseless Work presents her original handwritten diary, with Spanish transcription and English translation, mapping the twists and turns of her kaleidoscopic mind. It was printed in a limited run of 500 copies, and published by Zolo Press with support from La Oficina del Doctor in 2018.
63 × 48 cm / Letterpress on paper / Edition of 148 + 8AP
Decor, a hanging sculpture of embossed outlet wall plates, was commissioned to accompany B. Wurtz’s Philosophy from B to Z. It was produced in four colors at 37 copies per color, and titled, numbered, and signed by the artist.
B. WURTZ Philosophy from B to Z
108 pp / 226 × 320 mm / 400 copies
Philosophy from B to Z presents over seventy hanging sculptures by B. Wurtz (b. 1948, Pasadena, California, US) produced between 2006 and 2017, with original artworks and texts created for the book. It was printed in a limited run of 400 copies, in full color on three paper stocks, and published by Zolo Press in 2018.