Published by Pioneer Works to coincide with Flood, Charles Harlan's first institutional solo exhibition in the US, this small-run publication features the essay "Strange Utility" by curator David Everitt Howe, as well as installation shots of the exhibition. Together, they help contextualize the artist's practice, which gives everyday, industrial objects newfound aesthetic value. In the process, bricks, chain link fencing, and asphalt roofing tiles, among other materials, undermine - in the vein of the Readymade - given conventions of what constitutes a work of art and its institutionalization.
Softcover, 75 pages 8.5 x 5.5 inches
50 artist editions feature a hardcover made of asphalt roofing shingles
"The Gate of Ishtar I have built with blue glazed bricks for Marduk, my Lord ... Marduk, Sublime Lord ... eternal life ... grant as a gift."
A facsimile of the Pergamon Museum's publication, Ishtar, chronicling the history of the historic gate during its removal from Babylon to its installation in Berlin, this publication references the famed gate, paralleling its journey in a new iteration: Charles Harlan's site-specific exhibition Ishtar at Venus Over Manhattan.
Published by Karma, New York. Text by Robert P. Drake. Softcover, 56 pages 9 x 8.3 inches edition of 500 purchase
"If a portal is a gate that links two distant locations separated by spacetime, then Moving Remesh created one. From the lumber yard to the studio to the gallery. With each stop on its journey a sculpture adds to its aura, more metadata, another memory. Dumb objects can become artworks simply by moving them somewhere."
Moving Remesh chronicles Charles Harlan's journey taking his art outside of the studio setting. Full spread black and white photos show Harlan wheeling a ten-foot diameter pipe nearly a mile through New York's Lower East Side, a study in how objects morph into artworks as the setting around them also changes.
Published by Karma, New York. Photographs by Ari Marcopoulos Hardcover, 64 pages 9 x 6 inches Special Edition of 25 purchase