by Samara Scott
44-page Offset Litho Booklet w/ Screenprinted Sleeve
255 x 350mm
Edition of 500
Designed by Traven T. Croves
Edited by Alice Lindsay, Andrew Lister, Matthew Stuart and Peter Willis
This publication expands upon Samara Scott’s installation practice, translating her approach to materiality, with her use of dense surface language, ubiquitous objects and atmospheric liquids, onto the page.
Specialist neon and metallic pantone inks, hyper gloss paper surfaces, and a translucent pink plastic slip cover speak of excess and over-abundance, the sticky tactility of the consumerist experience and consumption present throughout Scott's work.
Developed in close collaboration with designers Traven T. Croves, the starting point for 'Drunk Complexions' is a series of works (liquid-suspended landscapes housed in domestic vessels) made for the exhibition 'Harvest' (2014) at The Sunday Painter, London.
The book is both a documentation of the exhibition and a new work in itself. While the images detail a chronological record of the exhibited works as they formed, ripened, decayed, crusted over, dried-out and disintegrated; the layer of silver ink submerges them again in iridescent liquid. Reflecting the construction of the original works, this layer was created by Scott, using household materials alongside a deletion fluid applied directly to chemical lithographic plates on-site at ArtQuarters Press.