TIM YOUD — FEATURED ARTIST
Upton Sinclair’s Oil!
2014 | Typewriter ink on paper | framed: 17 x 25 inches (43.2 x 63.5 cm) | 548 pages typed on an Underwood No. 5 | Doheny Mansion with LAXART, Beverly Hills, CA, October 2014 | Courtesy the artist and Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York
John Rechy’s City of Night
2016 | Typewriter ink on paper | framed: 17 x 25 inches (43.2 x 63.5 cm) | 460 pages typed on an Underwood Model S | Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Hollywood, CA, June 2016 | Courtesy the artist and Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York
Jack Kerouac’s Big Sur
2015 | Two hundred fifty-six pages typed on an Underwood Universal | Bixby Bridge, Big Sur, CA, July 2015 | Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Hollywood, CA, June 2016 | Courtesy of the artist and Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York
A performance and visual artist, Tim Youd is presently engaged in the retyping of 100 novels over a multi-year period. To date, he has retyped 62 novels at various locations in the United States and Europe. His work has been the subject of solo museum exhibitions at the CAM St. Louis, the MCA San Diego, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, the Hanes Gallery, and the Lancaster Museum of Art and History. He has been in residence at various historic writer’s homes, including William Faulkner’s Rowan Oak (Oxford, MS), Flannery O’Connor’s Andalusia (Milledgeville, GA), the Hemingway-Pfeiffer House (Piggott, AK), the National Steinbeck Center (Salinas), and Virginia Woolf’s Monk’s House (Rodmell, Sussex). He has presented and performed his 100 Novels Project at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), LAXART and the Museo dell’Ara Pacis (Rome) and retyped Joe Orton’s Collected Plays at The Queen’s Theatre with MOCA London. He is represented by the Cristin Tierney Gallery in New York. On May 16th, a show of his typewriter-ribbon themed drawings opens in Los Angeles at Lauri Firstenberg’s there-there.