Publisher: Berlin and Washington, DC: Loosestrife Editions, 2002
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Near Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 112501
First edition, first printing. Limited edition of 500 copies, signed in pencil and dated 2002 on the dedication page by Weifenbach and Gossage. Hardcover. Green matte paper-covered boards with title printed on cover, with an original Type-C print tipped in the front cover; no dust jacket as issued. The edition of 500 total copies was produced in four versions of 125 each, with four different tipped-in color Type-C prints, printed from the original negatives by Terri Weifenbach on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Pro paper. Saddle-stitched and string bound in Tai Tak Takeo OMC-90-12 OK Muse Cotton Kujaku 105 gsm, TTK EG-64-2 fancy papers, Toyo Saifu No. F-118 (c-30). Photographs by John Gossage and Terri Weifenbach. Essay by John Gossage. Design by The Co.of. 68 pp., with 33 four-color and 53 duotone plates offset with matte lacquer, beautifully printed on 157 gsm Japanese White A Matt Art paper; printing, separations, and binding by O.G.P. 18-3/8 x 13-3/4 inches.
Near Fine (faint sunning to the extremities of the boards; interior is Fine).
From the Stephen Daiter Gallery: "Between 1998 and 2001 artists Terri Weifenbach and John Gossage spent time together photographing around and in the valley near Lana, an idyllic town in Italy. For Terri, Lana is a familiar subject. Gossage on the other hand considers himself a guest, 'To this place of nature and beauty; it is not my normal subject, but it is hers.' In this way and in many others the project encourages contradiction as the starting point for dialog. As a collaborative project Snake Eyes explores the creative possibilities of approaching the same subject from different perspectives. First and foremost Snake Eyes questions the correctness of the fiction that photographs made from a single perspective tell the complete truth about a subject. Combining two individual perspectives Terri and John create a dialog between and among images that directly challenges the viewer to question the idea that photographs are documents; complete representations of subject. Terri Weifenbach's photographs possess the ability to absorb the viewer in compositions that are welcoming and full. Such compositions are in harmony with a palette of vibrant colors and hues unique to Terri's vision. Gossage's photographs are images found and collected then rendered in a multitude of black and white tones. John's imagery is exploratory, inquisitive and above all declarative for the value of things less sought."