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Baker’s Dozen

New Works by Nicholas Gottlund
March 2012

Comprised of thirteen aluminum plates traditionally used in offset lithography, Baker’s Dozen reflects on the materials and processes of commercial printing. The plates which are typically used to print from, in this case, are the work themselves. Objects such as paper, press sheets, film and cardboard are placed on their surfaces and exposed. Each plate is inked, leaving a visible copy of the original. There is a reflexive clarity to the effect each object has on the plate. The resulting thirteen works highlight perceptual variety; moving from monochrome flats to vibrating moirés. Baker’s Dozen poetically investigates the process of reproduction in a most literal way.

Nicholas Gottlund is an American artist and book publisher. In 2007 he founded the publishing house Gottlund Verlag which produces hand made limited edition artist books and multiples. He has exhibited widely; most recently at Foam Photography Museum in Amsterdam and the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore. He lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland.