Gallery 16 Editions and The Expanding Color System are pleased to announce the publication of a new series of artist books, 1 Artist 1 Concept, conceived to promote West Coast idea based artists. The books are not catalogues or surveys, but single bodies of work that take shape in the pages of the book, rather than in the gallery space. Through a curatorial process, two West Coast artists will be invited to participate and be published each year. The artists will be offered the opportunity to realize their ideas in the form of a hardbound project room, fully funded by The Expanding Color System.

Having seen a lack of philanthropic effort placed on the West Coast art community, especially within the conceptual disciplines, this series endeavors to illuminate the challenging work of the region as well as provide a platform for this work throughout the country. This unique philanthropic venture also looks to incite and inspire young artists to continue their work, provide a tool for artists to communicate their idea-based work to a larger community, and foster a network for continued collaboration.

Each book's exterior incorporates a unique color on the cover and spine. When the series is assembled as a collection, it is meant to form a color spectrum, reflecting a series of diverse concepts.

We are inviting selected galleries, based on the strength of their program in supporting conceptual artists, to submit proposals for the next series of books. The emphasis is on artists who are working in an idea-based and conceptual format, the nature of whose work may be well suited and ultimately strengthened by the book form.

James F. Miles Is A Boyfriend And A Girlfriend with Harrell Fletcher

Tucker Nichols Postcards from Vermont

Alice Shaw People Who Look Like Me

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