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A Symbol of Constancy: Works on Paper by Jon Beacham - Color

$50.00 USD
Size: 7.25"x9.25"
Color: Color
A Symbol of Constancy distills 22 original collages from a large body of work made in 2020, and includes a statement on the work by the artist.
  • Artwork Printed Color Offset
  • 36 Pages
  • 7.25" x 9.25"
  • Edition of 400


From the preface:
These images come from deeply looking over a long period of time into houses, rooftops, horizons, winter and woods. Scenes from car windows of childhood driving through Ohio landscapes. The works are concerned with places inside and outside of time. And time as a concept, or as something tangible, is as crucial to the materiality of these works as architecture, trees, paper and sky.

All text printed letterpress from set metal type. Sewn and bound by hand, and housed in a dust jacket with a letterpress printed paste down.

Jon Beacham (b.1979, Cleveland, Ohio) is an interdisciplinary visual artist working in collage, photography, and 16mm film. He also runs the publishing imprint The Brother In Elysium, which issues handmade books and artist editions using the tools of traditional letterpress printing, hand-set metal type and hand bookbinding along with offset lithography. His work is concerned with place, the passage of time, and ultimately a certain kind of clarity, an essence of silence. His press positions the book as a primary venue for communication and possibility, often presenting collaborative work that arises from deep friendships and dialogues sustained with other artists and writers. Beacham’s artwork and books are collected internationally, as well as in over a dozen institutional and museum libraries across the United States. He currently lives and works in Western Massachusetts.

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