Printed Matter, New York, New York
[2,3] is a large scale pop-up book that explores the transition of 3D shapes to 2D planes.
"For this special project, Auerbach has created an oversized pop-up book featuring six die-cut paper sculptures that unfold into wonderfully elaborate forms. While much of Auerbach's work has previously dealt with compositions staged in the flux state between 2D and 3D, [2,3] represents an expansion for the artist towards a more sculptural medium. Engineered by the artist, each "page" opens into a beautifully constructed object, intricately conceived so that the large-scale paper works--some up to 18" tall--collapse totally flat when closed. In [2,3], the six sculptures take their cue from a range of geometric forms--the pyramid, sphere, ziggurat, octagonal bipyramid (gem), arc, and möbius-strip. The use of a bright, contrasting palette is familiar from Auerbach's previous work across a range of materials, including acrylics, etchings and C-type prints. By matching intense color to form, [2,3] causes the eye to get lost in the twists and intersections of paper and the viewer finds it difficult to envision how the pages work without animating the book in hand. Bringing together an array of interests, Auerbach has created a groundbreaking project that advances the field of pop-up technology and works as an astonishing stand-alone hybrid book/art-object. Published by Printed Matter, each folio of [2,3] measures 20" x 30" when open. The six volumes will be housed in a specially designed slipcase, and published in an edition of 1,000"--Publisher's website.
 v. : all col. ill. ; 53 x 42 cm
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