Late­mouth Mike Parr: Works on paper 1987 – 2003

Uni­ver­si­ty Art Muse­um, Uni­ver­si­ty of Queens­land, Brisbane

2003, Eng­lish
Soft­cov­er, 58 pages, 3024 cm
Pub­lished by Uni­ver­si­ty Art Muse­um, Uni­ver­si­ty of Queens­land, Bris­bane
Author: Michele Helm­rich
Edi­tor: Josh Milani

Pub­lished on the occa­sion of an exhi­bi­tion held at the UQ Art Gallery (18 July – 30 August 2003) and Adam Art Gallery, Te Pata­ka Toi (24 Octo­ber 2003 – 1 Feb­ru­ary 2004)

Per­haps best known for his stim­u­lat­ing and often con­tro­ver­sial per­for­mance works in which the lim­its of the artist’s own body are test­ed, Mike Parr is wide­ly regard­ed as one of Aus­trali­a’s most impor­tant and chal­leng­ing artists.

Reveal­ing a less­er known aspect of his prac­tice, LATE­MOUTH: Works on Paper 1987 – 2003 focus­es on Par­r’s engage­ment with print and explores the per­for­ma­tive act of mark-making.

Pre­sent­ing works pro­duced in the con­text of a 16-year col­lab­o­ra­tion between Parr and mas­ter print­mak­er John Loane, of Melbourne’s Virid­i­an Press, the exhi­bi­tion posi­tions the self-por­trait as cen­tral to Parr’s printmaking.