We are pleased to present The Halves and Half Nots a limited edition artist's book by Cody Miner and Taylor Zanke. This publication is the end result of various material and formal experimentations using found printed matter and papers. Physical and digital cuttings-out are displayed in halves: the idiosyncrasies of their respective forms in playful dialogue.

Hand collated and bound, this book features five types of salvaged papers with inkjet prints throughout. The book was printed until we ran out of paper. Please be aware that, due to the handmade nature of the book, imperfections will occur.

Artist Statement

We want to talk about the shapes in this book. Where they came from, what they are, how we found them… but in talking about them we risk revealing too much and breaking them. They are, however, already kind of broken. Into pieces, onto pages. We took the broken pieces and put them in a sequence… little fragments, tiny, quiet, colorful, shards, hung together along a line. Balancing in their own gravity. These small shapes, by way of curious origins, float into frame.

Cody Miner

Cody Miner is a Los Angeles-based designer and an Assistant Professor at Woodbury University School of Architecture. He serves as co-director of MODEST Common, an Art and Architecture gallery in DTLA. Cody's own work explores forms of posture, representation and humor at various scales.

Taylor Zanke

Taylor Zanke is an artist who uses material from everyday life to explore space and presence. He is the founder of art book publisher Allowing Many Forms. He earned a Master of Architecture and MS from Columbia University and a BFA from Parsons the New School For Design.

The Halves and Half Nots
Cody Miner, Taylor Zanke
Size (in.)
5 x 7.25