Perimeter Editions x Laith McGregor | NZ Book Launch
Perimeter is thrilled to present the New Zealand book launch and signing for Laith McGregor's S-O-M-E-O-N-E, published by Perimeter Editions. The launch and signing will be held at Starkwhite 510 Karangahape Road, Auckland, on Tuesday February 14, 6pm-8pm. The book will be launched by curator and writer Robert Leonard, whose major essay features in the book.
Taking the major 2012 work S-O-M-E-O-N-E as both its title piece and a point of embarkation, this major volume offers the first substantial overview of the recent practice of Australian artist Laith McGregor. Eschewing the formal and structural conventions of the traditional monograph, this book is neither exhaustive nor linear in its breadth. Rather, it assumes the similarly rigorous and rambling quality that has come to characterise McGregor’s scroll-like drawings, idiosyncratic sculptures and painted gestures, honing its focus on a selection of key works created during the last five years. Made in close collaboration with the artist, S-O-M-E-O-N-E offers an at once critical, playful and heuristic expression of a practice that is psychic, layered, cumulative, diaristic and highly personal in its scope. In the same motion, it heralds a telling new voice in the contemporary art vernacular.