The Institute of Cultural Inquiry (ICI) / ICI Press is pleased to announce the publication of 53 Mondays, a limited edition art book featuring the work of ICI Associate, P. Posey.
53 Mondays starts and ends at the beginning, a fresh start to a new week – Monday. The book provides a rare glimpse into the daily, meditative studio practice of P. Posey, an artist who has created a unique image in a 6 x 6 inch spiral notebook every day for the past 14 years. Each drawing, over 5,000 so far, provides a different take on the world around us; one day’s drawing may be a precise botanical study, the next a collage with maps and the following a text and image from memory. Taking the form of one of Posey’s many sketchbooks, 53 Mondays reproduces all of Monday’s drawings from 2018, a year which began and ended on a Monday.
In her own words, Posey’s ongoing daily drawing ritual is “a visual diary, an archive, and a way to mark time.” She has no intention of ever stopping.
53 Mondays is available in 3 editions: Standard, Deluxe and Collector’s (all copies are signed and numbered). The Deluxe Edition includes a removable foldout calendar of all 365 drawings from 2018. The Collector’s Edition includes the book, foldout calendar and a matted digital print of one drawing from the book along with an individual note from the artist about the drawing. Each boxed set in the edition of 30 contains a single edition of a different drawing and note.