TEN YEARS AGO THIS MONTH: These pages are from my favorite Jeffrey Brown comic, which was published in the Drawn & Quarterly Showcase (book two, June 2004). I’m not sure about the title of the comic (it doesn’t seem to have one), but it says that it was based on true events. Also, sorry about the poor quality of the scans.
Anyway, I was talking with Jessica Campbell and Aaron Renier about this comic during the weekend of CAKE, and then I found the D&Q book when I was unpacking boxes a few days later.
The comic itself is much, much darker than Brown’s usual fare. Both the subject matter and the imagery are quite disturbing, and there’s an intentional raggedness to the narrative, so that the pieces don’t quite fit together, and the reader is left with many of their own questions and concerns.
If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend tracking down this anthology, which also features work by Pentti Otsamo and Erik De Graaf. …We can always cross our fingers for a re-print of Brown’s piece.
Just saw that Carrie Jo @carriejodc posted an image from one of our shoots, you know what that means, I’m gonna post something new from that same shoot too. This shoot took place at #housestudiodc #treehouse with make up by Jessie Campbell @jcampbell_mua wanna shoot? NYC on the 16th and 17th www.joecarabeo.com
Jessica Campbell (MFA, Painting & Drawing 2014) and Etta Sandry (BFA, focus on Fiber and Material Studies 2013) will exhibit new work at Roots & Culture. Campbell, the recipient of the Edward L. Ryerson Fellowship and one of NewCity’s 2015 breakout artists, will exhibit a new series of black and white drawings and textiles. Campbell has been lauded recently for the joy and humor of her work. The brick pattern in her latest drawings resonates not only with the woven patten of a fabric, but alludes also to the comedy club environment of the stand-up comedian.
Sandry, who is now Studio Manager at the Textile Arts Center in New York and co-director of the website Make Space, will present textile work that explores her interest in “the fast language of everyday communication.
The opening reception will be held on Saturday, May 30, from 6-9pm.