Artist Books by Edizioni Canopo
December 11, 2018 - February 1, 2019
Jason McCoy Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of limited edition artist books by Edizioni Canopo, a small publishing house based in Prato, Italy.
Conceived and overseen by Salvatore Mazza, the fifty publications to date mark a unique collaboration between internationally acclaimed artists, including Roberto Barni, Alessandro Bazan, Max Gimblett, Paolo Grassino, Katharina Hinsberg, Christiane Löhr, Luigi Mainolfi, Margherita Morgantin, Marco Neri, Nunzio, Mimmo Paladino, Stephanie Peek, Luisa Rabbia, Pat Steir, Sandra Vásquez de la Horra, Tinus Vermeersch, Gilberto Zorio and international writers Nanni Balestrini, Yves Bonnefoy, Alba Donati, Oswald Egger, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Felicitas Hoppe, Mario Luzi, Nico Orengo, Aldo Nove, Edoardo Sanguineti, Barry Schwabsky, Antonio Tabucchi and Andrea Zanzotto, among others. Published in English, Italian or German, each book offers an elegant and intimate rapport between never before published works of poetry or prose, as well as suites of etchings, ink drawings, or collages. In each case, the latter were specifically created by the artists in the printing studio of Edizioni Canopo. Each book is limited to an edition of 35-55.
To best present the fine craftsmanship of Edizioni Canopo, the installation at Jason McCoy Gallery will include bound books, as well as single pages mounted on the wall.
Edizioni Canopo was founded in 1998 by Salvatore Mazza in Prato, Italy, when restructuring a former textile warehouse from the early 1900s into a publishing house. After a decade of producing finely crafted artist books, Mazza expanded Edizioni Canopo to include exhibition venues, as well as a studio and residency program. Mazza lives and works in Prato, Italy.