Tauba Auerbach, ‘Spray Through(Tubes)’, 2011, Zucker Art Books

Spray paint on plotter cut bristol paper with cloth binding. Drawing inspiration from principles of mathematics and physics, Auerbach’s work straddles conceptual art, abstraction, and design. With an evocation of graphic art, this book demonstrates systems of logic pictorially. Each sheet has an array of cutouts used as spray paint stencils to create a pattern of circles and tubular pill shapes. Spray paint on plotter cut Bristol paper with cloth binding. Card inserted in the book serves as the colophon. Edition of 10 copies. This book speaks to the book 2,3 which was an edition of 2,000 copies published by Printed Matter.

Signature: yes in the colophon

Armory 2017

About Tauba Auerbach

San Francisco-born, New York-based artist Tauba Auerbach has described her work as an attempt to reveal “new spectral and dimensional richness…both within and beyond the limits of perception.” Engaging a variety of media, ranging from painting and photography to book design and musical performance, Auerbach explores the limits of our structures and systems of logic (linguistic, mathematical, spatial) and the points at which they break down and open up onto new visual and poetic possibilities. In her acclaimed series of Fold paintings, first introduced in 2009, Auerbach presents powdery trompe l’oeil surfaces that register the traces of their former three-dimensionality. Painted with an industrial sprayer, the works draw attention to the physical properties of pigment imitating light.

Submitted by Paula Cooper Gallery

American, b. 1981, San Francisco, California, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows

London, United Kingdom,
The New Ambidextrous Universe
Wiels Contemporary Art Center, 
Brussels, Belgium,
Oslo, Norway,
A comb, A grating, A wave, A particle, A solid, A field, A mirror, A sundial, A slice, A charge, A hole, A ghost
New Canaan, CT, United States,
Night (1947-2015)
New York, NY, United States,
Western Bridge, 
Seattle, WA, United States,
New Year
Oslo, Norway,
The W Axis
Deitch Projects, 
New York, NY, United States,
Here and Now/And Nowhere
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