Between Runs Photographs by Eduardo del Valle and Mirta Gomez.
Nazraeli Press, Tucson, 2006.
48 pages, 32 four-color illustrations, hardback, 12×12″.
Limited to 500 numbered and signed copies. Includes original c-print.
This off-the-wall artist’s book is comprised of photographs made at the Hing Yip printing plant in Dongguan, China by the highly acclaimed husband and wife team of Eduardo del Valle and Mirta Gómez. Between Runs refers to the “down time” artists are given when they are on press, between approving one printing form and waiting to see the next. During a five-day stay in Dongguan to oversee the production of their previous title, Fried Waters, del Valle and Gómez made good use of their down time to produce an insightful body of work that combines elements of traditional Chinese scroll paintings, theatrical backdrops and modern graffiti; all found objects within the sprawling grounds of the printing plant. The resulting images are raw snippets of time that resonate with a rare and unlikely beauty. Del Valle and Gómez are recipients of Guggenheim, Cintas and NEA fellowships in photography. Their work is widely collected and was recently presented in the “Landscape: Recent Acquisitions” exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Between Runs is printed in a limited edition of 500 numbered and signed copies, each with an original Type C photograph, printed by the artists and tipped-in on the back page. - Nazraeli Press