100% of the proceeds from the sales of this item, will be donated to three organizations continuing to support mutual aid efforts within local communities in the ongoing movement to protect Black lives.
Alphabet is an offset-printed edition by artist Caitlin Keogh, produced on the occasion of Printed Matter’s participation in Art Basel Miami 2019. Keogh’s artwork often takes inspiration from textile designs, technical drawings, commercial illustration, and mass-market iterations of Surrealism found in fashion and design. This new work depicts a vividly incised alphabet in a typeface designed by the artist in collaboration with the poet Charity Coleman. The letterforms are stylized after a font designed by William Morris for Kelmscott Press. Layered among the letters are blue glass marbles, animated insects, and a detailed diagram showing the workings of the human kidney filtration system.
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Caitlin Keogh (b. 1982) lives and works in New York. Her paintings and drawings embrace stylistic techniques that offer nuanced exploration into themes of gender, the female body and identity, the natural world, ornamentation, and design. Keogh’s recent solo exhibitions include, ICA Boston, Bortolami (New York), The Approach (London), Mary Boone Gallery (New York), and MoMA PS1 (New York). Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), Museum of Modern Art (Warsaw), White Cube (London), and Koenig Galerie (Berlin), among many others.