Recession Art Gallery
Join us for our book release party for Matthew Scott Gualco‘s new book Doom/Doomed/Dooms, featuring illustrations by Nathan Schultz. At Gualco’s book release, you will be able to purchase a signed and numbered copy of the book, artist prints of individual pages, and some of the original artwork created by Schultz for the book. Pre-orders for Doom/Doomed/Dooms will be available within the next few days, which will include an unframed print signed by the artist and 10% off the book’s selling price.
Gualco’s body of work includes books such as Letters To a Young Actress, Wingding Opus, Fifteen Minutes of Fame: Lindsay Lohan Performance Reader, and Take 12 Steps Backward. He often uses fragments of found text, or original, displaced passages which allude to literary styles such as script writing, instructional pamphlets and inspirational books. He describes his own practice as forming “an allusive hybrid between drawing and literature by interjecting the subject matter with literature and symbols.” Gualco’s new book Doom/Doomed/Dooms is an independently printed, thirty-page appropriation of quotes from various highly-influential individuals, where all quotes relate to impending doom. Quotes from such characters such as Mark Twain, Confucius, Groucho Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche, FDR, and Henry David Thoreau are all juxtaposed with simple, colored pencil drawings, which draw upon the style and symbolic language of children’s illustration.
Check out more of Matthew Scott Gualco’s work on his Website.