Objects & Methods Lecture Series: Paul John

poster design by Dellil Mohammed, GDes MFA ’22

GDES is excited to host Paul John, an artist based in New York City who works in photography, books, and publishing.

12:35 PM – 2 PM

O&M Zoom: https://vcu.zoom.us/j/95520968164

All O+M Lectures are free and open to the public. 

Paul John is an artist who works in abstract photography and publishing. John shoots film photography in multiple exposures creating surreal, and often dream-like imagery. Publishing and bookmaking are at the core of John’s artistic work. Education, dissemination of skills, and cultivating a community are elements of that practice.

Working at the intersection of printmaking and institution building Paul John is the co-founder and director of Endless Editions, based out of the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in New York City.

Endless Editions is a publishing and curatorial initiative founded in 2014 with a mission is to produce and disseminate books or prints by underrepresented and emerging artists. Endless Editions has published more than one hundred and twenty titles and has supported more than ninety artists. Work by Endless Editions has been collected by the Museum of Modern Art Library, New York; the New York Public Library; the Bulwark Library at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and the Thomas J. Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as many others. Endless Editions has organized over twenty exhibitions; established a residency program, The Copy Shop Residency, which has hosted numerous artists from around the world; and held educational seminars at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Queens Museum of the Arts, New York; Pioneer Works, New York; the School of Visual Arts, New York; Kunsthall of Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway; Oppland Kunstsenter, Lillehammer, Norway; The Royal Academy of Art, Stockholm, Sweden; and the Museum of Arts and Design, New York.

In 2017 Endless Editions co-produced the first ever Brooklyn Art Book Fair with Bruce High Quality Foundation University, and has been the sole organizer since. BKABF is a free event for both vendors and the public.