A Suicide Note For Life
SPA006 / 56 PAGES / EDITION OF 150
Aaron Brown is an LA-based director and photographer, who collaborates under the URL Focus Creeps. The journalistic images in "A Suicide Note For Life" present cultural interludes, timely happenstances and deadpan ephemera alongside universalist, self-help one-liners. Detached poise connects disparate imagery and together, the juxtapositions demonstrate that universals can't always account for the beautiful or tragic details of a single moment.
Mark Dutcher and Maw Shein Win
Ruins of a Glittering Palace
SPA005 / 40 PAGES / EDITION OF 200
In Ruins of a Glittering Palace, Mark Dutcher and Maw Shein Win explore the idea of loss, the will to live, and how memory fades. Memory and memorial. They are interested in how events and people are sometimes reduced to just beauty, melancholy, and atmosphere. These are the starting points for this series of paintings and poems. Debris covered in glitter. The beauty of a ruin.
Jerry Hsu & Nate Walton
Simply Future Past Perfect
SPA009 / 32 pages / Edition of 200
Two hyper-observant photographic perspectives are combined in this unique artist's book collaboration that considers the unlikely life cycles of the average piece of printed matter.
SPA008/ 206 pages
Xavier Veilhan returns with Architectones to his favorite non-traditional exhibition format—installations and site-specific works in architecturally-significant spaces. The artist takes on the specters of modernism, altering the buildings through sculpture, music, light, and the interaction between site and guests.
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The Killing Season
SPA003 / 112 PAGES / EDITION OF 150
Jerry Hsu’s debut solo publication, The Killing Season, chronicles Hsu’s off-putting 3-week motorcycle ride across Vietnam. In the midst of narrowly avoiding death, breaking a rib, and making the 1,100 mile trek through constant downpour, Hsu was compelled to discover beauty. The photographs capture simultaneous moments of purity and human behavior. It is a documentation of dangerously careless speed, drifting along the highway, and living without regrets.
L'Etranger Los Angeles
SPA008 / 20 pages / Edition of 100
Designers Florent Pierre and Pierre Pautler, who collectively work as Studio Pierre-Pierre, share their Parisian take on absurdity, consumerism and visual culture in Los Angeles.
I Can't Raise Hell For Two
SPA002 / 44 PAGES / EDITION OF 200
Giovanni Duca lives in Los Angeles. I Can't Raise Hell For Two is the result of an attempt to explore and capture the city's odd beauty. Duca interested in capturing accidental human-made symmetry, and the emotional relationships between people, objects, architecture and environment.
30 x 60 inches
Digitally printed on cotton terrycloth
Between a Ghost
and a Cloud
SPA004 / 60 Pages / Edition of 200
Between a Ghost and a Cloud depicts a quiet Los Angeles landscape filled with humor & beauty. The scenes selected reveal a city filled with fragility and simplicity often overlooked in an overwhelming environment.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Trevor Hernandez studied fine art at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.