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Book #3: Paul Schiek, Tiny Clustering Lights vs Infinite Darkness Forever OR How Many Humans Does it Take to Change a Lightbulb
Book #4: Mike Brodie, Tones of Dirt and Bone
Jim Goldberg, It Ended Sad, But I Love Where it Began
Jim continues to use the book format to build on a visual photographic language he helped to create. By presenting polaroids, 35 mm, large format, and digital photos in one space a cohesion is created not only by the artist's own vision but the narrative he presents through handwritten notes scribed directly onto the photos by both the artist and the subject, blurring the lines of authorship until a poetic narrative presents itself.
Ari Marcopoulos, The New Rome
Marcopoulos continues his use of family as subject matter, this time focusing on his two sons as they grow and navigate a world of mystical colors, playing dress up in the woods or tending to a broken finger. Never afraid to take a visual risk, Marcopoulos is quick to mine his archive and include a photograph of Basquiat bathing and quickly juxtapose it with androgynous youth. When viewed alongside the book's title these images represent a future of endless strength and possibility, one the artist might hope for his own children.
Paul Schiek, Tiny Clustering Lights vs Infinite Darkness Forever OR How Many Humans Does it Take to Change a Lightbulb
A follow up to his first book, Good By Angels, this body of work builds on the already strange photographic language Schiek was using in his earlier work. Again dark and playful, Schiek experiments heavily with the book format and layout, even offering viewers two titles (one optimistic and one pessimistic, respectfully) from which to choose while viewing the book.
Brodie's images string together like a film with no real beginning, middle or end. The viewer seems to have landed in the middle of a world that either never existed or always will. Comprised of some of Brodie's earliest Polaroid images, Tones of Dirt and Bone would later be published as an expanded trade edition book. This was the very first glimpse of those cherished early images