Published by CORACLE PRESS for the Butler Gallery, Ireland
Published jointly between Coracle Press and the Butler Gallery in Kilkenny Ireland, Notional looks and reads like Katie Holten’s sketchbook. Printed in blue ink on thick gray pages, the notes, drawings, diagrams, instructions, lists, occasional poems, definitions, and musings are accompanied by yellow post-it notes pasted right onto the page. The Butler Gallery described her work as "that of both dreamer and doer. Her proliferating drawings, which oscillate between crudeness and delicacy, the slapdash and the finely honed, resemble quasi-scientific schemata. They are graphic reminders of the purposeless, focus-free exhilaration of the act of imagining for its own sake. Her works recall the childhood pleasures of mapping out imaginary territories, of dreaming up impossible schemes, of escaping, however briefly, into a world of delicious fantasy." This book distills that fantasy.
Katie Holten's hard cover monograph accompanied her exhibition, A Recent History of What's Possible at the Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland. Katie's unorthodox drawing-based practice combines a use of traditional materials such as drawings on paper with more unexpected elements like transplanted weeds, plasticine, wool, video, text. From floor to ceiling, sheets of drawings, notes, doodles, plans and notes-to-self offer starting points, digressions, theories and plans. Facsimile notebook with texts by the artist. Limited numbered edition of 300 copies
Publisher: Coracle Press with Butler Gallery
City: Clonmel, Ireland
Pages: 76 pp.
Dimensions: 17 x 14 cm.
Cover: Paper over boards casebound
Binding: Glue bound with printed endpapers
Process: Offset with rubber stamps and tip-ins
Edition Size: 300 numbered copies