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A limited edition catalog to the exhibition MOROSE DELECTATION, held at The Book Beat Bookstore + Gallery, from June 5 - August 5, 2011. The exhibition served as a companion to the anthology "BLACK EYE 1: Graphic Transmissions to Cause Ocular Hypertension," presenting
works on paper by ten of the contributors to that book: Max Clotfelter, Andy Gabrysiak, Ian Huebert, Kaz, James Moore, Tom Neely, Paul Nudd, Onsmith, David Paleo and Stephen William Schudlich. Continuing with the aim of "BLACK EYE 1," this publication collects comix and art from the "MOROSE DELECTATION" exhibition along with additional images that express Black Humor. Fully illustrated with images both new and old (many of which previously unpublished),this book contains an introduction, new statements written by all of the participating artists— addressing the relationship of their work to Black Humor— and a complete and up-to-date bio-bibliography. PRINT RUN IS LIMITED TO ONLY 100 NUMBERED COPIES, signed by the editor and stamped with a special "Rotland Press Limited Edition" logo.
Softcover, 60 pages, full color, 8 x 10 inches. Edited and designed by Ryan Standfest. Published by Rotland Press, 2011.
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won two awards at the 50th Annual Greater Michigan Art Exhibition for this. Juror, Michelle Grabner, Professor and Chair of Department of Painting and Drawing at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago said this. "Stephen Schudlich's "The Urban Picked Up Paper Color Chart" is part sociology, part behavioral science, and part visual poetry. This work, like the many objects and pictures comprising this years's exhibition underscore the inspiration and imagination pulsing within artists studios throughout the state of Michigan."
i spent some of my winnings on a hotel room at "H" and pate.
Good pal, uber illustrator, Donald Kilpatrick at College for Creative Studies is championing an effort to incorporate "old school" print process into the work of illustrators by combining his press skill with the facilities at the school. Nice things are happening as a result. Bologna never looked so good.