Aviary Press ~ California
(Megan Adie)

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Aviary Press: "Aviary Press is the imprint under which Megan Adie publishes her own fine art books and limited edition prints. ,,, Aviary Press is currently located in Copenhagen, Denmark, where one of Megan's presses is on loan from Vingaards Officin (Viborg, DK)."
By Megan Adie
Basel, Switzerland: Megan Adie, 2013. Edition of 15.

14.25 x 8.25" closed; extends to 41.25". Written, designed and printed in Basel, Switzerland, on the banks of the Rheine, and on the two letterpress machines at Druckwerk. Printed from handset Medieval type and hand-inked linoleum blocks, with "titles" in pochoir and india ink. Hand-bound in Copenhagen, Denmark. In paper slipcase. Signed and numbered by the artist.

Megan Adie: "RIVER is a book about one river – its origin, fact, and force; but it is also about the relationship between a river and the places it separates and joins together, and the people that recognize it as their own."


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Items from 121 Garden Lane
By Megan Adie and Milly Bartelmez
[San Francisco]: Megan Adie, 2010. Edition of 25.

4.125 x 3.125"; 12 cards. Photographs digitally printed. Text letterpress printed. Housed in lightweight cardboard card box with slip-in flap closure.

Megan Adie: "A collection of cards housed in a small blue box. Each card has a photograph on the front and all are vaguely enigmatic; a bronze bird sculpture, boxes of cocktail stir sticks, a jar of beach glass. On the backs of the cards are a letter, describing a road trip and including section of news about the trip, familial musings, and the other meaningless-meaningful things we share with our family.

"Though it is not important to the project, the images and the text are quite personal in nature. In 2007, following the death of my grandmother, I took photographs of everything in her house; the images chosen for this book were from among those pictures. The letter is a recreation of an actual letter written from my grandmother to her sister on the same road trip described. The idea of the project is to muse on home, the things in it, and what makes up a life."

By Megan Adie
San Francisco: Megan Adie, 2010. Edition of 24.

15.25 x 9 x 1.5"; 18 leaves. Printed letterpress at the San Francisco Center for the Book. Paper cutting. Silk-screen. Bound into wooden boards. Slipped into cloth bag.

A book about the foreclosure crisis of 2009-10

Megan Adie: "The text – imagined histories of the different parts of a house – is hand set in Venus Ligh Extended, and paired with lightly textured shapes, evocative of the things they describe though never overt. All images were hand inked and printed with the text onto Japanese mulberry paper. Interleaved between each text page is a piece of black paper, from which images of the footprint of a house have been cut out. Bits of prints beneath can be glimpsed through these holes. Housed in a plywood box. Choosing plywood as the construction material is evocative of the guts of a house.

"Last year, when we were just a few months into the 'Great Recession' and the housing crisis, I came across an article in The New York Times Magazine about Cleveland and the devastating effects of housing foreclosures on that city. It truly shocked me to read about former home owners stripping anything of value (pipes, cabinets, doors, etc.) from their own houses after foreclosing on their mortgage, and I began thinking about the lives of those things, as part of a home, before they were reduced again to mere materials, or scrap."

$650 (Last Copy)

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we are eating breakfast/
it is the same time everywhere
By Megan Adie
Basel, Switzerland: Megan Adie, 2010. Edition of 12.

5.25 x 3.25"; 12 pages. Double-sided accordion. Paper covered boards. Letterpress printed.

Megan Adie: "In March of 2010, I moved to Basel, Switzerland. The time difference between my current home and the home I left is 9 hours, which means, essentially, I sleep while my friends are awake, and for most of my day, everyone I love is asleep. It has been quite a strange feeling. In response, I tried to imagine ways that it could be the same time everywhere: maybe we have two suns, each on a giant timer. Maybe the world is flat. Maybe there's a way for it to be the same time, everywhere, so that even though we are thousands of miles apart, we can still eat breakfast together."
$60 (Last copy)

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