So a few months ago, I mentioned that I would be taking a bit of a breather from my longform interviews to concentrate on writing and editing Andrew Hem: Dreams Towards Reality. Andrew and I spent the past eight months combing through thousands of files to weave together a book that's more than a collection of paintings — I hope it will be a moving exploration of his visionary landscape. We've shipped it to the printer in China and are now waiting for color proofs, so barring any hiccups, it should be available in July from Zero+ Publishing.
Andrew Hem "Fragments of a Memory"
In the meantime, get ready for Wild at Heart: Keep Wildlife in the Wild, the endangered species benefit exhibition I co-curated with Thinkspace's Andrew Hosner, which opens on May 26th. It will feature over 100 incredible artists, including Erratic Phenomena favorites like Wayne White, Andrew Hem, Aron Wiesenfeld, Dabs Myla, Martin Wittfooth, Kelly Vivanco, Edwin Ushiro, João Ruas, Rob Sato, Tessar Lo and many more. As a bit of lagniappe, the incomparable craftsman Aaron Horkey will be creating a poster edition especially for the show.
Aaron Horkey "Wild at Heart" poster (inking process)
Also, stay tuned for the return of my longform interviews. Over the next couple of months, I will attempt to unveil the inner worlds of the legendary painter Phil Hale...
...the master draftsman Aaron Horkey...
...and the unsettling feather sculptor Kate MccGwire.