Good By Angels
Paul Schiek's first book, Good By Angels became the inspiration for starting TBW Books in 2006. Conceived as a venue for his senior thesis while studying photography, here the artist circumvents the traditional need for framing and mounting a show in a physical gallery by focusing on the book format, treating it with the same curatorial respect of an exhibition space. Here we see the groundwork for what would become a decade long obsession with ideas of light and dark, good and bad, high and low as well as issues of class subliminally embedded in the work. Already over 10 years old the work still informs the aesthetic and notions that are present in all Schiek's work to date.