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8.5 x 11.25 Inches
38 Color Photographs
62 Pages + Cover
Wire-O Binding with Wrap Around Cover
Trade Edition: 500 Copies
A Limited Collected Edition Casebox of Homesick with an original print will be available in late September.
When you’re sick people say things:
What are avocados good for?
Your stomach is your second brain.
You probably shouldn’t be eating that.
You can stay as long as you like.
I didn’t sign up for this.
We’re just glad you’re here.
Homesick is a diary of the artist’s relocation to her family’s property in New York as told through anecdotal photographs of food, phantom limbs, and common things visualized along the journey. The move–originally prompted by concern for her aging parents’ ailing health–addresses additional concerns as the artist learns of and seeks treatment for her own chronic health condition.
Sustenance, biology, and family are emphasized in the vertical color image pairings. The narrative portrays elements of her new household’s health and well-being from the vantage point of an artist that is digesting a Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis.
The photographs are accompanied with a short story by Ani Katz.
In Early September we will also be releasing our 2nd Book, Scavenger: Adventures in Treasure Hunting by Jenny Riffle. Stay tuned for more information on Scavenger as we go on press later this week. Then in mid September our quiet group book, Unassembled will finally come back from the presses.
While we were not able to acquire one of the increasingly rare 300 spots at the New York Art Book Fair this year, ZP and our artists will be there roving between tables with a few of our books. Keep an eye out for us.
Please feel free to visit the website and peruse ZP’s other publications, which are still available. All of our projects are produced in Richmond, Virginia, and many are printed there as well.
Until Then We Remain,
Zatara Press is pleased to announce that the following individuals have been selected to be included in the 2015 Call To Entry Group Book:
The basis behind the group book each year is to take a themed prompt, and see how the selected works can become assembled into an affordable soft cover book in the design spirit of ZP.
This book plays a dual function by giving the artists a platform to display a body of their work in a shortened format (shortened primarily due to the number of photographs able to be shown), while also allowing for the photographs to be curatorially recontextualized as something uniquely different or secondary to their primary intentions. The artists’ collaborative input is encouraged in regards to the sequence and intention of the photographs.
The group book also provides ZP with the intriguing challenge to assemble visually dissimilar but spiritually congruent bodies of work into a relaxed organic statement around the themed prompt.
At current the book is planned for an August 1 release.