Text by Bob Nickas
Karma, New York, 2014
80 pages, hardcover
10 3⁄4 × 8 1⁄2 inches
Special Edition, signed and painted with collaged photographs
The first in Karma’s series of publications of Robert Grosvenor’s photography. This work presents itself as a manifest extension of his sculptural work. The 32 images in this book reveal an artist interested in the space between objects, as much as the objects themselves, and how form and texture can be combined in the natural world. At times, no intervention is necessary for a deadpan humor to effortlessly assert itself, as when Grosvenor takes a picture of concrete steps which have been painted a light sky blue. Other times Grosvenor seems to be implying a performance in mid-play, in others wonder a beguiling mystery suggests that perhaps it’s all being staged for our viewing. We can’t help but wonder if the world, more often than not, arranges itself to be seen.