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Archipelago / Laith McGregor
Bib ID 8131250
Format BookBook [still image, text, volume]
McGregor, Laith, 1977- artist
Printer Netherlands : Printed by Unicum
Description Melbourne, Australia : Published by Perimeter Editions in partnership with STATION, 2019 
70 pages, 2 unnumbered pages : colour illustrations ; 33 cm 
ISBN 9780987637116

Perimeter editions ; 053


Following on from his epic 2016 book for Perimeter Editions, S-O-M-E-O-N-E, Laith McGregor’s latest publication forges a somewhat unlikely dialogue between the artist’s often divergent processes and aesthetic outcomes. Drawing on two very different but interlinked bodies of work – McGregor’s long-running Island Drawings and more recent Island Collages – the book juxtaposes the Australian artist’s meticulously rendered, monochromatic drawings with his spontaneous, colour-rich and playfully formal collages. Made in close collaboration with the artist – and published to coincide with a major exhibition at STATION Sydney, in late 2019 – Archipelago skirts a line between artist book and monograph, wrangling McGregor’s works in a loose, intuitive fashion, all the while affording them the critical attention they demand. Featuring an incisive text by prominent Brisbane-based curator and writer Hamish Sawyer, the book sees McGregor continue his at once lively, conceptual, idiosyncratic and methodical explorations of a wider premise that broaches travel, diarism, exoticism, representations of the Pacific and expanded notions of the portrait. Like much of McGregor’s work, Archipelago feels measured and precise one moment, easy and breezy the next. —Publisher’s website.

Partial contents Island drawings, island collages / Hamish Sawyer (pages 66-69). 

Laith McGregor (b. 1977, Queensland) lives and works between Byron Bay, Australia, and Bali, Indonesia. His practice spans drawing, painting, collage, sculpture and video. He has shown widely in Australia and internationally, and his work is held in major public collections including Artbank, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Art & Australia Collection (Melbourne), Australian Print Workshop (Melbourne), Monash University Museum of Art (Melbourne), Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), Museum of Old and New Art (Hobart), Art Gallery of New South Wales (Sydney), National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne), National Gallery of Australia (Canberra), Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (Brisbane), University of Queensland Art Museum (Brisbane), Art Gallery of South Australia (Adelaide) and Joyce Nissan Collection (Melbourne).. —Publisher’s website.


Editors: Justine Ellis and Dan Rule. Design: Hayman Design. Copy Editor: Nadiah Abdulrahim.

Edition of 600.


Section-sewn hardcover. 

Subjects McGregor, Laith, 1977-  |  Drawing, Australian -- 21st century.  |  Collage, Australian -- 21st century.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Sawyer, Hamish, writer of essay  |  Ellis, Justine, editor  |  Rule, Dan, editor  |  Hayman Design, book designer  |  STATION (Art gallery : Sydney, N.S.W.)
Exhibited Archipelago, Station, Sydney (Suite 201, 20 Bayswater Road, Potts Point, New South Wales 2011), 31 October - 21 December 2019. 


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