BOOK LAUNCH EVENT FOR THINGS BOULDERS ATE

Mystery Spot Books is proud to present Things Boulders Ate, a new photobook by Peter Happel Christian. The official launch party will be Friday, December 5th from 6-8 at Midway Contemporary Art Library in Minneapolis.

Things Boulders Ate is a photographic mediation that mixes typologies of parking lot boulders and objects of wonder from the artist’s studio shelves. One typology studies the use of boulders as subtle signifiers for Nature as well as physical barriers for automobiles. A second catalogues a random selection of objects from the artist’s personal wunderkammer. Mixed into the two sequences are three seemingly unrelated images. Culled from the artist’s ever-growing archive of photographs, the three outliers disrupt the pattern and rhythm of the book while suggesting connections between disparities. Mingled all together, the typologies and outliers fuse into a singular, but disjointed, archive of weight, wonder and display.

 

WHO WE ARE

Mystery Spot Books produces small run artist books that explore geography and geology, cultural and physical. Mystery Spot Books is a project of Minneapolis, MN based artist Chad Rutter and Austin, TX based writer Emily Roehl.

 

STOCKISTS / LIBRARIES & ARCHIVES / EXHIBITIONS & GALLERIES

Bethel University Library (St. Paul, MN)

The Floating Library (Minneapolis, MN)

grayDUCK Gallery (Austin, TX)

The Indie Photobook Library (Washington, DC)

Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, SAIC (Chicago, IL)

Los Angeles Contemporary Archive (Los Angeles, CA)

MDW Fair (Chicago, IL)

Medium Cool Art Book Fair (Chicago, IL)

Midway Contemporary Art Library (Minneapolis, MN)

Minneapolis College of Art & Design Library (Minneapolis, MN)

Minneapolis Institute of Arts (Minneapolis, MN)

The Natural Collection, Photobook Club (Coventry, United Kingdom)

New York Public Library (New York, NY)

Overbooked @ The Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN)

Peerless Gallery (Omaha, NE)

Perimeter Books (Melbourne, Australia)

Printed Matter, Inc (New York, NY)

Self Publish, Be Happy (London, United Kingdom)

Soo Visual Arts Center (Minneapolis, MN)

Zine's Mate @ the Tokyo Art Book Fair (Tokyo, Japan)