This early work is an exercise with an old-fashioned letter-press machine, still used by a printer in a small Mexican town to produce flyers and invitations. Printed in an edition of 100, the sheets and envelope bear the clear marks of the heavy mechanism that produced them, but the content of the piece is a series of ideas for works or exhibitions that may never be physically manifest. This work is from a series that revisit, and perhaps reenact some of strategies of early conceptualism.


Terence Gower, 1994

Five letter-press prints on bond paper in letter-press-printed manila envelope

Prints: 21.6 x 14 cm. Envelope: 22.9 x 15.3 cm