OUT OF STOCK!
After Nothing Comes collects several of Ms. Koch's out-of-print, self-published zines. Koyama Press has striven to capture the look and feel of the originals within the limitations of a standard collection. The representation of each zine reproduces the tone of the original paper stock to provide readers with the next-best-thing to getting their hands on the zines themselves (which, at this point, would be no mean feat). Originally published between 2008 and 2014, these six works, taken together, provide an excellent introduction to her work. Koch is concerned with evoking specific states of mind and visually connecting / correlating them with their triggers. In some cases, the trigger is an absence -- or loss -- making its visual representation a special kind challenge. It is, on the evidence of her work published here and elsewhere, apparently the kind of challenge that appeals to Koch and one that fits well with her spare, occasionally elegiac style. Precise pencil drawings mix with flowing ink washes and the occasional frenetic bit of brushwork and all gradually tends towards a grappling with emptiness and how to represent emotional balance in spatial compositions indicating a temporality that is struggling against a current flowing from the future.