I’m very excited to release a new book, Bad Water Place, which documents my printmaking adventures on the polluted waters of the Newtown Creek in NY.
It is now available online HERE
AND i will be releasing at the NEW YORK ART BOOK FAIR 2017
Come find me for a signed copy this weekend!
September 22-24, 2017
Preview Thursday, Sept 21
At MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Ave,
Long Island City, NY 11101
Cinders Gallery Booth : R07
Bad Water Place documents the site-specific work of artist Sto Len. Highlighting the relationship between aesthetic beauty and ugly truth, Sto investigates urban sprawl and the illegal dumping of toxic waste in natural habitats through a series of prints pulled from the water surface and in this book he focuses on the Newtown Creek, one of the most polluted bodies of water in the U.S.
Working en plein air from a rowboat, Sto uses an original process he calls Tsunaminagashi — a mix of traditional suminagashi and his own techniques — to print directly off of the water. These works are arresting, psychedelic experiments in marbleized texture and design that reveal a dark, tactile truth of urban pollution in our city’s water.
It is within this context that Sto Len exposes the physical consequences of this abused urban landscape through land art, performance and printmaking as a site of discourse on environmentalism and art activism.
Full Color, 80 pages, 8.5″ x 5.5″, signed and numbered first edition of 100, 2017