Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Jack Pierson | Tomorrow's Man 3

Press release:

"To celebrate the publication of Tomorrow's Man 3, please join the artist for a book signing and edition release at the new Printed Matter location on 231 11th Ave, New York.

Bywater Bros. Editions presents the release of the third volume of Pierson's ground-breaking Tomorrow's Man book series, in which the artist has assembled an art-fueled creative collaboration that harkens back to the 13 volumes of the independent literary and art periodical The Yellow Book published between 1894-1897.

For the Printed Matter launch event, a special and limited hardcover edition of 75 which includes an original, signed and numbered, photograph will be available. The print will be available that night only at a discounted price of $250, with the proceeds benefiting the Fire Island Artist Residency and Printed Matter's move.

Whereas the first two Tomorrow's Man volumes implied an in-creasing density of layered imagery and collaborations with over 25 artists, Tomorrow's Man 3 amplifies the work of four artists. Richard Tinkler's delicate geometric abstractions are highlighted once again, working in concert with Pierson's recent series of figure studies; activist text works by Peter Fend that cry out for environmental justice; and a short story by Veralyn Behenna entitled 'The Flavor of Your Wish' in which an expatriate woman contemplates masculine beauty in a Grecian taverna. This is the first time Tomorrow's Man has included previously unpublished work by Pierson.

Woven into a poetic framework of connections, the resulting narrative takes the Tomorrow's Man series into new terrain that combines the vernacular of classic photography with the urgent, geopolitical narratives of Fend's texts, and the psychedelic reverberations of Tinkler's drawings. The result is a publication that is itself a collaborative work of art which, with Pierson's creative hand, manages to highlight each contributor, while simultaneously melding everything into a sophisticated mediation on culture and nature.

Regular edition $35 US - available with 4 different covers"

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