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Anomie’s Spring 2021 brochure now available to view and download

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Anomie Publishing’s Spring 2021 brochure is now available to view online and to download, featuring recent and forthcoming titles along with information about our backlist publications. On the cover this season is ‘Evacuate’ (2010), a mixed-media installation with game feathers by British artist Kate MccGwire from the forthcoming major monograph spanning twenty years of her practice to date. Also new this season is the first monograph on the work of the winner of the 2018 John Moores Painting Prize, Jacqui Hallum, co-published by Anomie and Kingsgate Project Space, London. Recently released titles include in ‘Jadé Fadojutimi: Jesture’, produced by Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, to accompany the second solo exhibition at the gallery by this rapidly emerging British painter, and ‘Nick Hornby – Zygotes and Confessions’, produced to accompany the artist’s first solo exhibition at a public institution, at MOSTYN, Wales, UK, which runs until 18 April 2021.

To view and to download a copy of the Anomie Spring 2021 brochure, please click on the image above.

Coming soon: Jacqui Hallum – Workings and Showings

128pp, softback, 245 x 170 mm, c.158 images

‘Hallum’s painting is charged with delight in colour, line, surface and composition, in powerfully unconventional ways.’––Hettie Judah

This is the first monograph on the London-born, Devon-based artist Jacqui Hallum. The publication documents Hallum’s solo exhibition at The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (10 October 2019 – 1 March 2020), along with a series of solo, two-person and group exhibitions held between 2014 and 2020.

Hallum is best-known for her mixed-media paintings on textiles – techniques she has developed over the course of twenty years since completing her studies. Incorporating imagery and visual languages ranging from medieval woodcuts and stained-glass windows to Art Nouveau children’s illustrations, tarot cards and Berber rugs, Hallum employs ink staining, painting, drawing and printing to create layers of pattern, abstraction and passages of figurative imagery. As part of her working process, Hallum often leaves the fabrics in the open air, exposed to the elements, in order to introduce weathering into the works. History, religion, mysticism and the beliefs and creativity of past civilisations are among the themes that overlap – often in a literal sense of pieces of fabrics layered, pinned, draped and hung together – to form painterly palimpsests that carry a sense of the past with them into the present. Referencing modern visual cultures and movements such as punk, hippy, psychedelia, grunge, acid-house, traveller, folk, indie, goth and new-age, Hallum’s approach to painting embraces alternative visual languages in dialogue with the history of art.

Along with a foreword by Professor Caroline Wilkinson, Director of the School of Art and Design at Liverpool John Moores University, and an introductory essay by artist, curator and director of Kingsgate Workshops and Project Space in London, Dan Howard-Birt, the publication features newly commissioned essays by arts journalist and critic Hettie Judah and by Andrew Hunt, Professor of Fine Art and Curating at the University of Manchester. Also featured is the edited transcript of a conversation between Hallum and Howard-Birt held at The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. The monograph, designed by work-form and edited by Susan Taylor, has been produced by Kingsgate Project Space and co-published with Anomie Publishing. It is distributed by Casemate Art.

Jacqui Hallum (born 1977, London) graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Coventry School of Art & Design, Coventry University, in 1999, and an MFA in Painting from the Slade School of Fine Art, University of London, in 2002. Hallum’s solo exhibition at The Walker Art Gallery followed a three-month fellowship at Liverpool John Moores University, which resulted from winning the prestigious John Moores Painting Prize in 2018.

 

ISBN: 978-1-910221-23-5
RRP: £25 / €30 / $35
UK release date: 25 March 2021
US release date: 22 April 2021
Edited by Susan Taylor
Designed by work-form

Co-published by Kingsgate Project Space, London, and Anomie Publishing, London

Images courtesy of the artist, Exeter Phoenix, Standpoint, London, and The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.
Photography by Jonathan Bassett, Tim Bowditch, Harry Meadley and Dom Moore

Coming soon: Kate MccGwire

200pp, hardback (clothbound with dust jacket), 310 x 240 mm, c.140 images

Kate MccGwire is an internationally renowned British sculptor whose practice probes the beauty of the uncanny. In creating arresting, sensuous, otherworldly sculptures, she explores ideas relating to Sigmund Freud’s notion of the ‘unheimliche’ or ‘unhomely’, rendering the familiar strange and disturbing, often triggering a visceral response in the viewer.

Growing up on the Norfolk Broads, MccGwire was fascinated by birds and the natural world from an early age, with avian subjects becoming a recurring theme in her artwork. Employing natural materials and in particular, feathers, MccGwire creates freestanding sculptures and site-specific works, her forms evolving intuitively and subconsciously based on subtle patterns or details within her chosen materials.

This major monograph features works spanning her career, from the unsettling fabric and clothing works of the turn of the millennium through to the fantastical site-specific installation and interventions of her solo exhibition in 2020 at Harewood House. In the first essay commissioned for the publication, independent curator and writer Jane Neal explores themes of childhood and family, nature and the body, physics and metaphysics, opening up connections between MccGwire’s works and myths, legends and belief systems across time and cultures. The second essay, by Dr Catriona McAra, an art historian and Curator at Leeds Arts University, explores MccGwire’s oeuvre in relation to the history of soft sculpture, abstraction and surrealism, especially with regard to feminist histories and to notions of counter-modernism. She asserts: ‘The grotesque and the uncanny have sustained a significant hold over MccGwire’s creative imagination, with interlocking thought-forms and otherworldly beings dominating her oeuvre.’

Lavishly illustrated with around 140 images, the publication has been edited by independent curator and writer Mark Sanders and designed and produced by Peter B. Willberg.

Nick Kate MccGwire (b.1964, Norfolk, UK), undertook a BA in Fine Art at University College for the Creative Arts, Farnham, before completing an MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art, London. Solo exhibitions include ‘Menagerie’, Harewood House, Leeds (2020); ‘Dichotomy’, The Harley Gallery, Welbeck, UK (2018); ‘Sasse/Sluice’, Aldeburgh Festival, UK (2018); ‘Secrete’, Galerie Huit, Hong Kong (2016); ‘Scissure’, La Galerie Particulière, Paris (2016); and ‘Covert’, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris (2014). She has featured in group exhibitions at venues including the Fondazione Berengo, Murano, Italy; Gewerbemuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; Guerlain House, Paris; Centre of Contemporary Art, Torun, Poland; Anton Ulrich Museum, Braunschweig, Germany; the Museum of Arts & Design, New York; and the Contemporary Art Society, London. In 2018 she was the winner of The Royal Academy of Arts’ Jack Goldhill Award for Sculpture.

 

ISBN: 978-1-910221-25-9
RRP: £45 / €52,50 / $60
UK release date: 8 April 2021
US release date: 20 May 2021
Edited by Mark Sanders
Designed and produced by Peter B. Willberg

Published by Anomie Publishing, London

Images © Kate MccGwire 2021. Courtesy of the artist
Photography by J P Bland, Jonty Wilde and Francesco Allegretto

Anomie celebrates its thirtieth title

Anomie Publishing is an international publishing house for the arts based in London, UK, and dedicated to enabling quality arts books – especially small and medium print-run titles – to reach the book trade.

Anomie works in partnership with public, independent and commercial galleries, museums, academic institutions, agencies, arts organisations, charities, collectors, artist studios and private clients to publish and co-publish books.

Anomie was established in summer 2013 by publisher and editor Matt Price, who has worked in arts publishing since the turn of the millennium, collaborating with publishers including Frieze, Hatje Cantz, Koenig Books, Phaidon, Rizzoli, and Thames & Hudson.

At the end of 2015 a second imprint, Anomie Academic, was created as an additional platform for scholarly titles, and in 2019 a third was added, Anomie Special Projects.

Working alongside its international distribution partners, Casemate Art, Anomie’s titles are available in the UK, Europe and the USA, with worldwide distribution for selected publications.

Anomie is proud to announce that this month it is celebrating the release of its thirtieth title, ‘Nick Hornby – Zygotes and Confessions’. It was a real pleasure to work with the artist and with Alfredo Cramerotti, director at MOSTYN, Wales, UK, to produce this publication, created to coincide with the artist’s first solo exhibition at a public institution.

Anomie would like to say a big thank you to all the many amazing artists, galleries, writers, photographers, designers, editors, reprographers, printers, binders, distributors, shippers, sales reps, bookshops and booksellers who work so hard to make our books special and get them out into the world. A special thanks to Joe Gilmore / Qubik, who in addition to designing a good number of Anomie’s titles, has been instrumental in Anomie’s wider visual identity. Anomie is also particularly grateful to its regular sub-editor and proofreader William Lambie.

We’d also like to thank everyone who purchases our titles and supports our activities – independent arts publishing can be a challenging industry and there is little more satisfying than knowing that a reader has enjoyed a publication on our lists.

Anomie’s Winter 2020/21 catalogue now available

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Anomie Publishing’s Winter 2020/21 brochure is now available to view online and to download, featuring recent and forthcoming titles along with information about our backlist publications. On the cover this season is ‘Torso (Lady James)’ (2020), a resin, ink and lacquer sculpture by London-based British artist Nick Hornby from his forthcoming publication ‘Zygotes and Confessions’, co-published with MOSTYN, Wales, UK, on the occasion of the artist’s first solo exhibition at MOSTYN, until April 2021. Also released in January 2021 is the first published book by Jadé Fadojutimi, produced by Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London to accompany the second solo exhibition at the gallery by this talented British painter. Whether you’re looking for great gift ideas for Christmas, or simply seeking some books to enjoy over the winter lockdown, Anomie has plenty of exciting arts titles to offer.

To view and to download a copy of the Anomie Winter 2020/21 brochure, please click on the image above.

Now available: Nick Hornby – Zygotes and Confessions

80pp, softback, 230 x 190 mm, c.38 images

‘Zygotes and Confessions’ is a new publication devoted to the work of London-based artist Nick Hornby, and has been produced to accompany his first solo exhibition in a public gallery. The exhibition, which shares its title with the publication, is presented at MOSTYN, Wales, UK, from November 2020 to April 2021.

Hornby is known for his monumental site-specific works that combine digital software with traditional materials such as bronze, steel, granite and marble. In this publication he presents a substantial new body of smaller, more intimate work comprising three discrete yet interrelated series of works inspired by the history of sculptural busts, modernist abstractions and mantelpiece ceramic dogs. United by glossy photographic surfaces created by means of an industrial process in which his marble and resin composite sculptures are dipped into liquid photographs, these new works explore themes of portraiture, the body, identity, sexuality and intimacy in the digital era. A number of the works have been made in collaboration with fashion photographer Louie Banks.

Along with a foreword by Helen Boyd, Head of Marketing and Publisher Relations at the Casemate Group, the publication features a text by MOSTYN director Alfredo Cramerotti and an essay by London-based publisher, editor and writer Matt Price. Price writes: ‘With one eye on the sculpture of the past and the other on that of tomorrow, technology is at the heart of London-based Nick Hornby’s practice and is central to the production of his often imposing, mind-bending and futuristic-looking sculptures. Using materials such as bronze and marble, his work points back towards the Renaissance or the nineteenth century, yet his use of resin and digital technology positions him very much in the present, exploring languages both figurative and abstract, often simultaneously.’

The texts are presented in both English and Welsh. Newly commissioned studio photography of the works by Ben Westoby, along with installation views of the exhibition commissioned by MOSTYN from Mark Blower, illustrate the publication, which has been designed by Joe Gilmore / Qubik. The publication is co-published by MOSTYN, Llandudno, and Anomie Publishing, London, and distributed internationally by Casemate Art, a division of the Casemate Group.

Nick Hornby (b.1980) is a British artist living and working in London. Hornby studied at The Slade School of Art and Chelsea College of Art. His work has been exhibited at Tate Britain, Southbank Centre London, Leighton House London, CASS Sculpture Foundation, Glyndebourne, Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, Museum of Arts and Design New York, and Poznan Biennale, Poland. Residencies include Outset (Israel) and Eyebeam (USA), and awards include the UAL Sculpture Prize. His work has been reviewed in the New York Times, frieze, Artforum, The Art Newspaper, The FT, and featured in Architectural Digest and Sculpture Magazine.

 

ISBN: 978-1-910221-28-0
RRP: £18 / €21 / $25
UK release date: 28 January 2021
US release date: 11 March 2021
Translated into Welsh by Cymen Cyf
Designed by Joe Gilmore / Qubik, York

Co-published by MOSTYN, Wales, UK, and Anomie Publishing, London

Images © Nick Hornby 2020. Courtesy the artist and MOSTYN, Wales, UK
Photography by Ben Westoby and Mark Blower

Now available: Jadé Fadojutimi: Jesture

76pp, softback, 280 x 240 mm, c.30 images

‘Jadé Fadojutimi: Jesture’ is a publication produced by Pippy Houldsworth Gallery to accompany the second solo exhibition at the gallery of new paintings by London-based artist Jadé Fadojutimi, presented in autumn 2020. Described by Fadojutimi as ‘environments’, these complex compositions, neither wholly abstract nor figurative, are built up with layers of oil paint, interrupted by the more linear mark-making made possible by her recent adoption of oil pastels. The introduction of new materials into her painting has enabled Fadojutimi to think more broadly about palette, composition and depth, while translating the spontaneity of her drawing onto the canvas.

In her essay for the publication, ‘From Life – Thoughts on the paintings of Jadé Fadojutimi’, writer and editor-at-large of frieze magazine Jennifer Higgie writes: ‘In these paintings, the world, in all of its chaotic glory, exists as an intimation. Art is not an explanation: it’s a shot of energy, a flash of colour; a shimmer, a reaction, a line thrown out to see who might pick it up. Pictures are made by people and, like people, their tone can switch direction in the blink of an eye.’

This, the artist’s first published book, designed by A Practice for Everyday Life and printed by PUSH, London, has been co-published by Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, and Anomie Publishing, London.

Jadé Fadojutimi (b.1993) lives and works in London. She earned a BA from The Slade School of Fine Art, London, in 2015 and an MA from the Royal College of Art, London, in 2017. After Pippy Houldsworth Gallery took on representation of the artist and presented her first solo exhibition in 2017-18, she had her first one-person institutional show at PEER UK, London in 2019. Acquisitions by Baltimore Museum of Art, ICA Miami, Tate London and a promised gift to Dallas Museum of Art followed soon after. She had her first solo exhibition in Germany with Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, in 2019 and will have her first solo exhibition in Japan with Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, opening March 2021. Fadojutimi has been selected to participate in Liverpool Biennial 2021. Her first solo US museum exhibition will be presented at ICA Miami, opening in November 2021. She will also have a solo exhibition of new work at The Hepworth Wakefield in 2021.

 

ISBN: 978-1-910221-29-7
RRP: £20 / €24 / $28
UK release date: 21 January 2021
US release date: 25 February 2021
Produced by Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London
Designed by A Practice for Everyday Life

Co-published by Pippy Houldsworth Gallery and Anomie Publishing, London

Images © Jadé Fadojutimi 2020. Courtesy the artist and Pippy Houldsworth Gallery.
Photography by Mark Blower, Eva Herzog, and Todd White Art Photography.

Anomie’s Autumn catalogue 2020

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Anomie Publishing’s Autumn 2020 brochure is now available, featuring recent and forthcoming titles along with information about our backlist publications. On the cover this season is a detail from ‘Study for Heading In, Midday, May’ (2019), an oil on paper by London-based Scottish artist Caroline Walker from her publication Janet, co-published with Ingleby, Edinburgh, on the occasion of a solo exhibition of the same name with the gallery this autumn. The Eleven Associates of Alma-Marceau, the debut novel by The Old School Writers Circle and the first title under Anomie’s third imprint, Anomie Special Projects, was released just as lockdown struck back in the spring, and has proved popular with critics, featuring in Art Quarterly magazine from Art Fund, and on the websites of Christies.com and Art Society, among others.

To download a copy of the Anomie Autumn 2020 brochure, please click on the image above.

Now available: Caroline Walker – Janet

152pp, hardback, 260 x 215 mm, c.80 images

Scotland-born, London-based artist Caroline Walker is celebrated for her paintings exploring the lives of women, from those living luxury lifestyles to those fleeing oppression. In this publication, which was produced to accompany Walker’s first exhibition with Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, in autumn 2020, the artist turns her attention closer to home, presenting a series of paintings in which the focus is the artist’s own mother, Janet, as she goes about her daily tasks: cooking, cleaning, tidying and tending the garden of the Fife home where the artist spent her childhood.

The publication features a newly commissioned essay and an interview with the artist by critic and author Hettie Judah. The essay opens by comparing Walker’s works to the Dutch Golden Age, encouraging consideration of everyday domestic scenes. Judah then leads the reader through Walker’s latest series of works, exploring the daily routines and household chores that have filled Walker’s mother’s days for the past forty years, along with the artist’s treatment of these activities. Judah deftly locates this latest body of work within Walker’s wider practice, opening up discussion of women at work in different capacities. She asserts: ‘While Janet extends Walker’s long-held interest in women’s work, the series is also a loving undertaking. The artist offers us her mother with great pride, both in particular, and on behalf of other mothers overlooked and working out of sight.’ The interview offers further insight into Walker’s thoughts and working processes in relation to the Janet series.

The publication presents around eighty illustrations of the preparatory studies and paintings that comprise this new body of work. Designed by Joanna Deans, Identity, with photography by Peter Mallet, the publication was produced by Ingleby, Edinburgh, and printed by Die Keure, Bruges. It was co-published in 2020 by Ingleby and Anomie Publishing, London, in an edition of 1500 copies.

Caroline Walker was born in Dunfermline, Scotland, in 1982. She studied at Glasgow School of Art from 2000-04, before completing her MA at the Royal College of Art in 2009. Recent and forthcoming exhibitions include Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, the Midlands Arts Centre (MAC), Birmingham, and the British Art Show 9. She is represented in a number of public collections including the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, the UK Government Art Collection, London, Kistefos Museum, Jevnaker, Norway, and Museum Voorlinden & Kunstmuseum den Haag, in the Netherlands.

Hettie Judah is chief art critic of the British daily newspaper The i, a regular contributor to The Guardian, The New York Times, Frieze, Art Quarterly, Numéro Art and The Art Newspaper, and a contributing editor to The Plant. Recent publications include a short biography of Frida Kahlo (Laurence King, 2020) and Art London (ACC Art Books, 2019).

 

ISBN: 978-1-910221-26-6
RRP: £28 / €32 / $36
UK release date: 15 October 2020
US release date: 12 November 2020
Produced by Ingleby, Edinburgh
Designed by Joanna Deans / Identity

Co-published by Ingleby, Edinburgh, and Anomie Publishing, London

Images courtesy of the artist and GRIMM, Amsterdam / New York. Photography by Peter Mallet.
Book photography by Ossie Morris.

Anomie’s Spring 2020 catalogue

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Anomie Publishing’s Spring 2020 brochure is now available, featuring recent, new and forthcoming titles along with information about our backlist publications. On the cover this season is a detail from ‘Pajoji Electricals’ (2019), an ink and mixed media work on paper by the celebrated Zimbabwean artist Gareth Nyandoro from his new monograph co-published with Tiwani Contemporary, London. Also released this season is The Eleven Associates of Alma-Marceau, a curious art-themed Parisian adventure, the debut novel by The Old School Writers Circle and the first title under Anomie’s third imprint, Anomie Special Projects. ‘A page-turner rooted in the phenomena of pareidolia […] a mystery story with an arty edge. Just the thing to curl up with in front of the fire.’ Hettie Judah for Christies.com

To download a copy of the Anomie Spring 2020 brochure, please click on the image above.