Marfa Dialogues

Hello Meth Lab in the Sun Catalogue Launch

Jonah Freeman, Justin Lowe and Alexandre Singh

13 August 2009

With great excitement Ballroom Marfa invites you to join us for the official catalogue launch of:

Hello Meth Lab in the Sun Exhibition by Jonah Freeman, Justin Lowe and Alexandre Singh

Featuring texts by Liam Gillick, Alison de Lima Greene, David Hollander, and Raimundas Malasauskas with photos by Bill Diodato

PUBLISHED BY: Ballroom Marfa, 2009 DESIGNED BY: Paul Wagner PRICE: US $ 40.00

FORMAT: Slip, Hbk, 6 x 9 in. / 160 pgs / 124 color. ISBN: 9780981758626 / ISBN10: 0981758622

Commissioned by Ballroom Marfa for our Spring 2008 exhibition, Hello Meth Lab in the Sun comprised diorama-like depictions of a hippie commune, a clandestine meth lab and other sites of modern industrial production. Unearthing the complex relationships between 1960s counterculture and present day dystopias, the installation immersed visitors in a labyrinthine assemblage of possible sites for modern day alchemical transformation. The installation was shown in part at The Station during Art Basel Miami 2008, and a variation of the original is currently on show at Deitch Projects, New York. The official catalogue launch will be held at Ballroom Marfa with contributors present. Refreshments will be served. All are invited to attend.