SHROUDS is 62 pages of evocative images.
from Andrei Molotiu's description in the blurb:
Like the clouds with which its title rhymes, Gary J Shipley’s Shrouds
allows us to see in its pages landscapes, faces and flying animals,
that however never resolve into simply legible, unambiguous figures.
Andrei likens Gary's work to Michaux, Rothko, Still & the CoBrA artists. I would add Jean Dubuffet & the Art Brut people who influenced him.
SHROUDS is one of a number of longer abstract sequential compositions which engage with the reader's imagination. My own book 100 Scenes (asemic editions & Transgressor) & Andrei's Nautilus (Fahrenheit) work in a similar way.
Gary presented some pages in progress at this blog back in 2010.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
Sunday, May 5, 2013
|Rainy Sunday 2, mfausse, avril 2013|
|Rainy Sunday 3, mFausse, avril 2013|
|Rainy Sunday 4, mFausse, 2 mai 2013|
Last issue : 1.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The comics author Andrew White recently found a old abstract comic (1991), or which looks like, In the crack of the down by Matt Mullican & Lawrence Weiner. (more informations on the Andrew White's tumblr).
 Two other pages — but less abstract… — here. (via Tim Gaze).
|In the crack of the dawn, Matt Mullican & Lawrence Weiner, 1991|
Monday, April 29, 2013
|what I might have said no. 2|
graphite and gesso on duralar
14" x 11"
What I might have said is a small series of drawings I made in response to a paper origami balloon I kept in my pocket over several weeks and pulled out on occasion to blow up. The paper balloon functions as vessel for breath as well as potential container for words and phrases that cannot be adequately articulated. The air in them becomes pregnant with possibility. The drawings borrow their panel compositions from the creases left in an unfolded balloon. The marks found in each panel are systemized codifications of text from an old book never read. The marks become asemic, suggesting story and cadence, but deny specifics. Some of the panels are empty suggesting further fragmentation.
There are seven drawings in this series which debut next Saturday at alt_space gallery in New Symrna Beach, FL. For more info check my art blog.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Friday, April 19, 2013
This is composed from scenes taken from Mai-Thu Perret's 3 film remake of a Soviet play from 1924, An Evening of the Book, presented at Lyon Biennale in 2007. The actors played the part of letters & books. Varvara Stepanova created the costume & stage designs in the original play. Plot spoiler: books from the post-revolutionary period & from the pre-revolutionary period struggle & the post-revolutionary books win, leading to a glorious future of new books & new publishers!