William Tyler at Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York

The Feverish Library
Organized in cooperation with Matthew Higgs

September 6 – October 20, 2012

Creative Growth artist William Tyler joins other leading contemporary artists in this group show at Chelsea-based Friedrich Petzel Gallery. Organized by Matthew Higgs, “The Feverish Library” brings together “a number of artworks whose premises are predicated on the book as a conceptual, psychological, and cultural form. In some pieces, the actual physicality of the book is addressed. The works collectively constitute a meditation on the page, book jackets, design, and content. Some works are arguably a fond or surreal portrait of pulp, a disconcerting look at hoarding and a general nostalgia or malaise regarding the impending obsolescence of the printed medium. And like the expansive and confused Borgesian library, the works in the show will be densely layered.”

(excerpt from Friedrich Petzel Gallery)


Participating Artists:

Richard Artschwager
Tauba Auerbach
John Baldessari
Steven Baldi
Erica Baum
Carol Bove
Matthew Brannon
Gavin Brown
Clegg and Guttman
Guy de Cointet
Anne Collier
Martin Creed
Moyra Davey
Jeremy Deller and Nicholas Abrahams
Mark Dion
Hans-Peter Feldmann
Liam Gillick
Wade Guyton
David Hammons
Matthew Higgs
Candida Höfer
Martin Kippenberger
Sean Landers
John Latham
Robert Longo
Jorge Pardo
Seth Price
Stephen Prina
Richard Prince
Allen Ruppersberg
Cindy Sherman
Josh Smith
John Stezaker
Wolfgang Tillmans
William Tyler
Rachel Whiteread
Steve Wolfe
Heimo Zobernig