A MISTAKE IS A BEAUTIFUL THING
by Troy Strother and Yuri Ogita
A Mistake Is A Beautiful Thing is a loosely organized collection of images – taken both by and of Devin and Yuri – offering an offhand perspective into the duo’s daily life as artists and publishers. Accompanied by short and often humorous captions, the photographs (sometimes overlapping) are comprised of glimpses into studio life – collages in progress, unhung paintings, spilled paint – as well as other encountered objects – book covers, plants, and many dime bags. The work moves indiscriminately through its recurring motifs to build on a dialog that is irreverent but assured, examining art and its references, cultural phenomena and the experience of being a person of color in the US.
Edition of 500.
Hardcover | 112 pages | Printed Matter, Inc., Coloured Publishing | 2018