The Feverish LibraryOrganized in cooperation with Matthew Higgs
September 6 - October 20, 2012
Creative Growth artist William Tyler joins other leading contemporary artists in this group show at Chelsea-based Friedrich Petzel Gallery. Organized by Matthew Higgs, “The Feverish Library” brings together "a number of artworks whose premises are predicated on the book as a conceptual, psychological, and cultural form. In some pieces, the actual physicality of the book is addressed. The works collectively constitute a meditation on the page, book jackets, design, and content. Some works are arguably a fond or surreal portrait of pulp, a disconcerting look at hoarding and a general nostalgia or malaise regarding the impending obsolescence of the printed medium. And like the expansive and confused Borgesian library, the works in the show will be densely layered."
(excerpt from Friedrich Petzel Gallery)
Richard Artschwager Tauba Auerbach John Baldessari Steven Baldi Erica Baum Carol Bove Matthew Brannon Gavin Brown Clegg and Guttman Guy de Cointet Anne Collier Martin Creed Moyra Davey Jeremy Deller and Nicholas Abrahams Mark Dion Hans-Peter Feldmann Liam Gillick Wade Guyton David Hammons Matthew Higgs Candida Höfer Martin Kippenberger Sean Landers John Latham Robert Longo Jorge Pardo Seth Price Stephen Prina Richard Prince Allen Ruppersberg Cindy Sherman Josh Smith John Stezaker Wolfgang Tillmans William Tyler Rachel Whiteread Steve Wolfe Heimo Zobernig