Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Guardrail Damage Ahead

EB from matchboxbook has forwarded info from a show he is involved with at 500X Gallery. He thought this might be helpful, since in the past on the forum we have talked about subjects like making press releases and finding different venues for our bookcraft. This is one way to do it.

For immediate release.

500X Gallery presents Guardrail Damage Ahead. The show runs April 4-25, 2009, with an opening reception on April 4, 6-10:00 P.M.

Guardrail Damage Ahead is an amalgamation of drawing, bookcraft, photography, and video.

Blake's work based on a prearranged system of order suggests a basic truth or an underlying code. Comically the code cannot be contained. He begins from a base of minimal line drawing on paper and steps into a world of small, simple books that take on a life of their own, spiraling out of control into something resembling a three ring circus--in a quiet sort of way.

Best works from a foundation based in the corporate culture. He takes the perspective from inside the business suit. What should have been order and security turns out to be something else altogether. The characters he has created in photographs and on the screen are groomed for control--self control, a controlled environment. But something has to give.

Guardrail Damage Ahead.