Solo-show at the London Centre for Book Arts.
Above: Dante Carlos, 2013. The London Centre for Book Arts (LCBA) has announced that it will feature a solo-show for local hero Dante Carlos (opening May 23, 2013). Dante has been making stunning work as a Senior Designer at the Walker Art Center since 2009, and his own independent work has also garnered much praise and attention. It seems only fitting, and wonderfully inspiring, that his first solo-show should be in London. The LCBA published the following announcement:
Raised in Southern California, Carlos is a graphic designer based in Minneapolis. In addition to his own practice, he has been senior designer at the Walker Art Center since 2009. As with his work at the Walker and his work with collaborators—from furniture and landscape designers ROLU, to his sister Debbie, a Michigan-based artist/photographer—Carlos uses graphics, a wink and a nudge, and an economy of means to create visual entry points into different types of knowledge: from maths to dance, language to science and music, or as he puts it, “from Peach Snapple to downtown beef, and everything in-between.”
Art & Leisure… centers on an editioned book, produced by LCBA, that will be displayed in the space, as well as available for purchase. Carlos uses the form and function of a calendar and creates a casual polemic and a reorganization of days. A calendar consisting only of Saturdays and Sundays, Carlos’ Art & Leisure… is a book that becomes an exhibition, a proposition, a utopia, and a joke. In a social climate where the simple act of taking time ‘off the clock’ and doing something without intrinsic market—but human—value becomes something unintentionally quixotic, Art & Leisure… re-imagines our relationship to time, labour and art practices.