4366 Ohio Street in New Byzantium presents, 2012

part of the exhibition New Byzantium presents at Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles, August 18 – September 1, 2012

Installation view of 4366 Ohio Street projects to date, including Prospectus and 4366 Ohio Street Living Room on wall.  (all installation photos: Yongho Kim)

Detail of table with previous 4366 Ohio Street projects.

Details of 4366 Ohio Street Living Room (background) and Prospectus (foreground).

Installation view of 200 presentation boxes, each containing a print of 4366 Ohio Street Living Room. Akina Cox books and sculpture on shelf.

Like the prints, the boxes are numbered.

Margaret Honda’s print 4366 Ohio Street Living Room is the 5th work to be published from the ongoing project 4366 Ohio Street. The 3 color silkscreen print, produced in an edition of 202, is a full-scale reconstruction of the living room of the artist’s childhood home in Southern California. To date the series has taken on the form of multiple print editions, each reproducing one room and published as an insert or as pages within a catalogue or periodical. The conditions of a specific publication determine an edition’s size, printing method, dimensions, paper, and color. An edition is developed by dividing a room’s surface area—walls, ceiling, and floor—into a grid with hundreds or even thousands of cells of equal size. The dimensions and total number of the cells are calculated so that a single cell is contained in each copy of the publication. An edition consists of individual prints of these cells at 1:1 scale, accompanied by a diagram of the room in which every cell has been assigned a different number. Each print bears a hand stamped number corresponding with that of a cell in the diagram, designating its specific location in the room’s construction. Both the number and singular placement make each print unique.

For more information on the series, please click here.