Even When Fall Is Here

Erick MeyenbergRuth Estévez


Artist Novel, 26 x 19 cm, 141 p., language : English, Spanish, publisher : haudenschildGarage, San Diego, CA & Doppelhouse Press, Los Angeles, CA, ISBN : 978-1-7339579-1-5.
Materials: ink, paper

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2030/859).

Relation of the novel to the artist’s practice

An intertextual, fictionalised narrative weaves together several years of Mexican artist Erick Meyenberg’s observations, research, video recordings, and paintings based on logbooks kept by gardener Chris Shea. Meyenberg’s conversations with Shea about his ephemeral landscape infer the change and loss inherent in human life and propels the deep emotional intelligence of this bilingual book as it reflects on time, creation, and the inspiration of the natural world. Shea’s remarkable, nuanced, and delicate language for color is reflected in Meyenberg’s layered appreciation for the garden Shea tended until the end of his life. Eloisa Haudenschild, Director of inSite, commissioned Meyenberg’s project with Shea for haudenschildGarage in La Jolla, California, and enlisted curator Ruth Estévez, the text’s author.

Authorship: Collective Authorship.

Creative Strategy: Artwork-Novel Parallel Lives.

Theme: Landscape.

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