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 Fully illustrated with images both new and old (many of which previously unpublished),this book contains an introduction, new statements written by all of the participating artists— addressing the relationship of their work to Black Humor— and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.

blightpots


more tongue in cheek city bashing from mr. steve. presenting blightpot, a small jar containing soil from some of detroit's "deadlands." these will be on display at DAM June 25th - July 24th.

saints


two pieces from the ICON exhibit at Madonna University. desk tops "harvested" from discarded school desks and adorned with paint, beads, and a dremel tool. saints shown are st. maximillan kolbe and st. benedict.