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Matthew Higgs: What Goes Around Comes Around

Murray Guy
453 West 17th Street, 212-463-7372
April 1 - May 6, 2006
Reception: Saturday, April 1, 6 - 8 PM
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Higgs’ work – which invariably takes the form of framed book pages, framed exhibition catalog covers and photographs of books – might productively be thought of as ‘found conceptual art’.

For more than 12 years Higgs has worked within these self-consciously defined – but almost infinite – parameters. Rooted in countless hours spent in second-hand bookshops Higgs’ re-contextualization of existing printed matter seeks to consider questions of authorship, uniqueness, labor (or lack thereof), vandalism, linguistics, typography, design (and its relationship with late-modernist abstraction), amongst other things.

Often making direct reference to the condition – and reception – of art Higgs’ ongoing project formally acknowledges the presence and role of the viewer, while simultaneously addressing the physical reality of the art object.
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