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Amy Pleasant: The Messenger's Mouth Was Heavy

Amy Pleasant's first monograph, The Messenger's Mouth Was Heavy, out in December from Institute 193 and Frank, includes more than 200 pages of the artist's paintings, drawings, and ceramic works. The numerous work reproductions in the book showcase Pleasant's iterative but deeply human process, where she subtly explores the fragmented human form, most often rendered in monochrome. Contributed essays from Katie Geha and Daniel Fuller speak on her work's relation to gesture and language, the graphic underpinnings of Civil Rights movements in the South, and the empathetic possibility of recognizing faces in inanimate objects, a phenomenon known as pareidolia.

The publication is released in tandem with Pleasant's exhibition at our Lexington space, entitled Someone Before You.

Amy Pleasant: The Messenger's Mouth Was Heavy
Published by Institute 193 in collaboration with Frank
9" x 11.5"/ 248 pages
ISBN: 978-1-7328482

Contributed Essays from Katie Geha and Daniel Fuller

Concept and Editing:
Amy Pleasant and Michael Aberman
Design:
Michael Aberman
Proof/Copyediting:
Paul Michael Brown
Printing:
die Keure, Belgium