November 15, 2010

If you missed our last show, Plain Air, there’s still a chance to get the next best thing. We first found out about the APENEST crew through their awesome self-published art books and their most recent, Vol.2, is still available at the gallery and in our online shop.
Get them here and read more about it below.
Apenest Volume Two
9.75”x12”, Full Color, 208 pages, Perfect-bound, Hand numbered edition of 1000
Comes in a slipcase with offset prints by Alex Lukas, Patrick Casey, James Quigley, Steak Mountain and Kevin Cyr

Artists and Contributors:
John Copeland, Denise Kupferschmidt, Justin B Williams, Sophia Dixon, Bill Dunlap, Corey Arnold, Andrew Schoultz, Joseph Hart, Cody Hoyt, Paul Wackers, Grimaldi Baez, Brian Willmont, Corey Corcoran, Fighting, Mark Chariker, Eddie Martinez, Jeremy + Claire Weiss, Anthony Sobiech, Elton Lovelace, Zac Scheinbaum, Deep Slumber Lake, Whitney Claflin, Eric Saline, Meghan Tomeo, Chris Wawrinofsky, Travis Neel, Rebecca Gordon, Suzy Coady, and Alex Lukas.

One of the coolest and most eclectic compendiums of underground art to come out in recent memory, this weighty colorful book has wonderful design and curation. For a book with this many artists, the works flow surprisingly well from one artist to the next with rich, colorful reproductions, interviews, cool prints and stickers to boot.
Its weight (besides the fact that it would hurt if walloped over the head with) resides in the fact that it acts as a documentation of right NOW. These artists are a great mix of known and unknown and it comes across through an exuberance that is at once fresh and steadied, experimental and polished. I think you need this.