1: of, relating to, or suggesting a ghost
2: of, relating to, or made by a spectrum
The second issue of the No Coast Editions art subscription features work by Mike Andrews, Andrew Holmquist, and Latham Zearfoss, continuing to bring everyday art enthusiasts access to more affordable works by emerging and mid-career artists. "Spectral" features the work of the three artists above, who are variously engaged with vibrant colors and textures as relating to visual pleasure, chromatic overload, intangible presence, and expressions/investigations of identity.
Mike Andrews, "Servant"
plexiglas sculpture, with unique variations from edition to edition, approx. 4 x 6 x 4"
Mike Andrew’s work emerges from the gleefully absurd intersections of maximalism and thrift, scary and funny, and traditional craft vs. sci-fi aesthetics. Often inappropriate in one way or another (be it humor, scale, use of material/technique, or taste), his sculptures and animations challenge our notions of how good art behaves, an interjection of joy and surprise rather than a container of concrete meaning.
For Mike Andrews’s artist’s multiple, we present variations on an object assembled from cut plexiglas in vibrant colors.
Andrew Holmquist, "Two-Face" and "Towel Off"
screenprints on paper, 20 x 16” each
In his illustrations, books, and works on paper, Andrew Holmquist harnesses the same techniques of fragmentation, bold gesture, and challenging color palettes employed in his large-scale abstract paintings in order to weave more concise narratives. Splashes and sprays of color emerge from the page in contrast with more sensitive marks that outline the magical and emotional elements of the sequence.
For No Coast Editions, we present a larger-scale reprinting in screenprint of pages from a small offset book “piecing together fragmented narratives that point to the power of connection and the pain of disconnection” (AH)
Andrew Holmquist, "Two Face"
Andrew Holmquist, "Towel Off"
Latham Zearfoss, "1987" and "2007"
set of two screenprints on paper, 22 x 30” each
The work of Latham Zearfoss “often centers on reclaiming historical and mythological texts, and revising them to incorporate radical notions of love and sex, possibility and probability.” (LZ)
Latham Zearfoss’s contribution to the issue is a set of two large screenprints riffing and remixing the typographical style and political affect of 1980s and early ‘90s queer and feminist work, turning the “alphabet soup” of queer identity into a random generator of whimsical, ironic, and utopic outcomes.
Latham Zearfoss, "1987"
Latham Zearfoss, "2007"