Family Los Angeles
Double launch for new books by Marc Bell and Johnny Ryan! October 21, 8pm (presentation + signing)
Marc Bell (from Canada) will be giving a slideshow presentation and both artists will be instore signing books.
"Marc Bell’s HOT POTATOE seamlessly combines decade-plus comics activities with a lifelong devotion to, as Bell calls it, "Fine Ahtwerks." Part art monograph, part comics collection, HOT POTATOE is filled with mixed media cardboard constructions, watercoloured drawings, altered found texts and Bell’s most intense, dizzying comics from the contemporary avant-garde comics anthologies – Kramers Ergot and The Ganzfeld. Bell’s works have their roots in draftsmanship, typography and old-fashioned gags, but morph into assemblages that connect his images into real space. His comics are funny, seat-of-the pants narratives that give the characters an inner-life.
Andrew Jeffrey Wright * Jacob Ciocci * Miranda July * Kris Moyes * Peter Sutherland * Andrew Sutherland * Lori D. * Melanie Bonajo * Lucky Dragons * Paper Rad
Curated by David Jacob Kramer
October 24 - December 6, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 24, 7 - 10 Free
Live set by Dunes - myspace.com/dunestheband
DJ set by Rob Barber (High Places)