Matthew Brannon: Midlife Crisis Intermission

June 29 – July 27, 2013
Opening Reception: June 29, 6-8 pm

Glenn Horowitz Bookseller is pleased to present Matthew Brannon: Midlife Crisis Intermission, a site-specific solo exhibition of artworks never before shown in the U.S., opening Saturday, June 29, and on view through July 27, 2013.

A reception for the artist will be held on June 29, 2013.

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Matthew Brannon is best known for his rich letterpress prints of high-end cultural trappings arranged in simple but elegant tableaux. In them, Brannon plays with the moment between representation and association, employing mid-century advertising and design language (pre-digital techniques, vintage colors and typefaces) to entice viewers, and his own poetic wit to disarm them.

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This exhibition will feature a selection of 13 letterpress prints—all in an edition of one—selected by the artist for their navigation of specific themes of status, excess, ego, and connoisseurship.

Three new works were produced in conjunction with the book Mr. Brett Easton Ellis / Mr. Matthew Brannon, published on the occasion of this exhibition by Glenn Horowitz Bookseller.

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Throughout his career, Brannon has fluttered between the worlds of art and literature, both working amongst writers and assuming his own literary identity.

For this collaboration with author Bret Easton Ellis, Brannon selected text from two of Ellis’ seminal works, Less Than Zero and Lunar Park, and paired them with cheerful, full-color screen prints of liquor bottles, Hollywood awards, cassette tapes, and other 1980s accoutrements, all of which act as sympathetic companions to Ellis’ evocative letterpress excerpts.

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Matthew Brannon was born in St. Maries, Idaho, and currently lives and works in New York City. Brannon studied visual arts, art theory, and psychology at UCLA, and received an MFA from Columbia University, New York. He has been the subject of over 19 solo exhibitions throughout the US and Europe, including the Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, New York.

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Available June 29:

Mr. Bret Easton Ellis / Mr. Matthew Brannon

250 numbered copies in wrappers:
150 signed by the artist:
$175
90 signed by the author and the artist and boxed  in a slipcase designed by the artist:
$500

10 accompanied by an original artwork: $3,750

For further information, contact Jess Frost at 631-324-5511, or at easthampton@glennhorowitz.com

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BASIC FACTS: "Matthew Brannon: Midlife Crisis Intermission" opens June 29 with an Opening Reception from 6 to 8 p.m. at Glenn Horowitz Bookseller in East Hampton, NY. The exhibition remains on view through July 27. Glenn Horowitz Bookseller is located at 87 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.glennhorowitz.com.

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