Liam Everett Inutile

We had the pleasure of producing the color plates for the beautiful handcrafted book by artist Liam Everett.

Drawings by Everett trace and layer the forms of outdated hand tools, found by the artist in a studio outside Toulouse, France. Rust marks mix and stain the brittle sheets of a 60 year-old watercolor block found among the tools, leaving indexical fragments of now-obsolete utility, pushed to the point of abstraction. Images are presented alongside texts by Bruno Tollon—describing the history and purpose of the tools—and prose by Rabih Alameddine.

Co-published by RITE Editions, San Francisco, Altman-Siegel Gallery, San Francisco, and On Stellar Rays, New York City. 2015. Special edition artist’s book. Full color, pigment and letterpress printed. Hard cover, stitch bound. Limited edition of 45 and 5 APs. Signed, dated, and numbered. Text by Bruno Tollon and an essay by Rabih Alameddine. 11" × 9”.