Artists' Books & Installation
House of Cards | 2007 | $250
Jacob’s Ladder: Pigment inkjet prints, binders’ board, polypropelyne
Illustration in collaboration with Henry Maron
20.5 x 3.5 x .25" extended | 2.5 x 3.5 x 1.25 closed
Edition of 30
An image of the White House deconstructs as text on reverse documents blunders and evil-doings since the 2001 inauguration.
Exactly what we’ve come to expect of Karen Hanmer’s work: structure and content in lockstep, meticulous craft, pointed and unsubtle satire eliciting immediate visceral response. Again she reminds us that emotional impact doesn’t depend on complexity. The only incongruity is emotional: the books reference nursery rhymes, toys, and the innocence of children; the minimal text of House of Cards—from Abu Ghraib to Paul Wolfowitz—elicits from at least one reader tears of loss and frustration.
— Bill Stewart, Vamp & Tramp
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