(TENNIS) with Lisa Lapinski by Brian Kennon
190mm x 280mm, 64 pages, black and white digital printing, perfect bound.
‘Brian Kennon takes the catalogue accompanying Lisa Lapinski’s exhibition, “Lisa Lapinski: The Fret and its Variants” (June – August 2008), and superposes a tennis theme. Why? That is left to be determined. What is clear is that the book documents the exhibition’s installations, which utilize Shaker, modern, and Saharan aesthetics in a playful way, and enhances this playful quality to a level of absurdity. Kennon obscures Lapinski’s art by collaging photographed tennis players, their faces and bodies contorted in moments of extreme action, atop her art. The art and athletes come into conversation with each other in a comical, strange, and thought-provoking way, causing us to think about the act of spectating, either from within the walls of a museum or sports arena.’