January 6, 2011 – February 6, 2011
Curated by David P. Earle
The Open Daybook is both a compilation of original artwork and a functional perpetual calendar. Over the course of a single year, three hundred and sixty five artists were assigned a date and given 24 hours to create a work of art. Each day is a page in the book.
Calendars are intrinsically interactive – you enter appointments, check dates, plan the future and revisit the past, all of which are keyed to your life and its intersection with the lives of others. The Open Daybook lets the owner interact with the work of 365 of today’s most exciting artists. The design of every dated page allows users to record their life and engage artistically with contributors as diverse as Miranda July, David Rakoff, Jill Greenberg, and Mungo Thomson.
To coincide with the book’s release, The Open Daybook exhibition will feature over 180 original works from the book, including pieces by Ann Faison, Bari Ziperstein, Bettina Hubby, Brad Eberhard, Chris Natrop, Deborah Aschheim, Elana Mann, Emily Joyce, Fallen Fruit, Gina Osterloh, Marina Kappos, Matt Wardell, Matthew Connors, Paul Henry Ramirez, Tomokazu Matsuyama and Zoe Crosher.
The Open Daybook will also be available for purchase in the LACE store.
ABOUT THE CURATOR
David P. Earle is a Los Angeles based writer and artist. His work has been featured at Telic Arts Exchange (Los Angeles), The Fellows of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), The Armory Center for the Arts (Pasadena, CA) and The IFC Center (New York). He is an adjunct faculty member in The School of Critical Studies at CalArts and a faculty member of The Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, CA.