Saturday Book Review: Grace Miceli and Aaron McLaughlin "Seeing Green"
Seeing Green (2011) is a transatlantic conversation of sorts between London based artist Aaron Mclaughlin and Chicago based artist Grace Miceli. This is a larger zine, 11.75" x 8.25", that was published by a great press in London called Fourteen-Nineteen. They were each using old textbooks, cutting out and rescuing the images from their out-dated tautological confines by turning them into strange psychedelic collages. Its a playful collaboration; the collages seem quick and minimal, based primally on aesthetic response. There is a vibrant mysticism and sense of wonderment: the floating geometry in the sky, the upside down mountains, and the entranced cat, perhaps a stand-in for the artists themselves, staring cooly into the prism's refracted light.