DAILY, IN A NIMBLE SEA

Barry Stone

Silas Finch, 2017. 8.5 x 11 inches,
96 pages, 37 color plates printed on matte paper. Cloth-wrapped hardcover with tip-in.

DAILY, IN A NIMBLE SEA is an anagram of BAILEY ISLAND, MAINE, where a tiny stretch of coastline is incessantly transformed by the interactions of fog, sun, and tides. When the tide goes out, a rocky field of seaweed is revealed. To walk across it is to traverse the ocean floor in the open air. It is a magical place, and for seven summers the artist has watched his children grow and change against this backdrop. Photographs put up a feeble defense against the passage of time: the still image halts the waves from breaking, only to paradoxically heighten our awareness of their inevitable movement forward.

These pictures were made with a digital camera. The code of a digital photograph also forms a kind of picture, expressed as a field of symbols. Like an anagram, these symbols can be rearranged and purposely disordered, resulting in gestural aberrations or glitches in the original image. The resulting images represent a fantasy of fatherhood, endless horizons, and malleable realities.

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Barry Stone was born in Lubbock, Texas, and earned a BA in Biology and an MFA in Studio Art in Photography from the University of Texas at Austin.

His work is represented by Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery in New York and Art Palace in Houston and he is the founding member of the artist collective, Lakes Were Rivers. He is an Associate Professor and the Coordinator of the Photography Program in the School of Art and Design at Texas State University. His work has been nationally and internationally exhibited, most recently at Gaa Gallery Projects in Cologne Germany, The Lianzhou Photography Festival in China, and with Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery in New York City. His photographs have been acquired by collections including the Cleveland Clinic, Fidelity Mutual Corporation Collection, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. His work has been reviewed in Artforum, Artlies, Artnet, Washington City Paper, The New York Sun, TimeOut New York, and The New York Times.

DAILY, IN A NIMBLE SEA is his first monograph.

 

The planned release date for this title is May 25, 2017.
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LIMITED EDITION PRINTS

Inkjet printed image on 8.5 x 11" 300 gsm cotton rag paper with letterpress printed code on verso. Signed and numbered by the artist in an edition of 25 of each image.

Limited Edition print: "Sea"

Limited Edition print: "Rock"