Granary Books, 1992. Item #GB_22
11 x 15 in., 50 pp., paper over boards, clamshell box.
Shelagh Keeley’s pictures and diagrams are often abstract, yet they sensually evoke the human body and its parts, interior spaces and architecture. A Space for Breathing extends and expands the vocabulary of images initiated in Notes on the Body (Granary Books, 1991). Shelagh Keeley employs photographic transfers and original drawings in an exploration of the body’s organs and limbs—images reminiscent of “the iconography of ex voto offerings and retabula charms” (Johanna Drucker). Drucker continues:
“A Space for Breathing is more abstract, more closely integrating the themes of gesture and space, the body and architecture... In an age in which the body is the site and battleground of so many issues, debates, policies, and struggles, Keeley’s work is meditative and generative, emphasizing a celebration of the material physicality of being, the pleasures of sensation and bodily experience.”
Color photographic transfers with original drawings in pigment, gouache and wax by Shelagh Keeley. Title and colophon pages printed letterpress on Rives BFK Gray by Philip Gallo at The Hermetic Press. Bound by David E. Kelm at the Wide Awake Garage. Housed in cloth-covered clamshell box by Jill Jevne. This is from an edition of 22 copies, of which eight are hors commerce and 14 are for sale; each signed by the artist. Out-of-print.
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Pictured: cover; clamshell box; pp. 9–10; 27–28; 33–34.
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