Latemouth Mike Parr: Works on paper 1987 – 2003
Softcover, 58 pages, 30 x 24 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.