I’ve known Alex Lukas since he was a runty little Rhode Island School of Design illustration major teenager more than a dozen years ago. Ever since, he has been hitting my mailbox every once in a while with his newest ‘zines. I have close to fifty of them now, and while I’m missing a few, taken together they really reveal what Alex is all about.
This slideshow of recent images by Alex show some of his ‘zines and some of his new works on paper. The visual lines between print and handmade blur a lot in his work when you see them as a group, and I like that.
Alex is a very good researcher. Not really in the sense of someone you’d hire as a research assistant, but in the sense of someone who is really, really stubborn and will pound away trying to figure out what he needs to do to get the visual that’s in his head onto the paper he’s working on, whether that’s a relatively quickie ‘zine or one of his massive works on paper.
Counter Editions offers up new work by Adam McEwen (above), Josephine Meckseper, Josh Smith, Mary Heilmann, Richard Phillips, Roe Ethridge, Sara Vanderbeek, and Ugo Rondinone, online and in a pop-up shop at the New Museum.
A new photographic print by SWOON detailing her carving process.
In an edition of 100
Faile is running a lottery system for their next print. You have until 10pm EST tonight (3/28) to get your name in.
Varied Edtiion of 250
Dimensions: 12.5 x 19 Inches
Acrylic, Silkscreen Ink on Lenox 100 Paper
Signed, Stamped and Numbered. Faile 2012
RIME’s colorful edition of 5 prints in a Deluxe Highland Park Police Arrest Sheet Binder.
“The sheets were laying on the floor of this Police station for 10+ years until I came along and rescued them. The city should have done a better job at securing or destroying these records. Shit was found in an abandoned police station that has since been demolished. This art cures relationship woes. Guaranteed to make you single.” – RIME