The Graphic Canon (World Literature Through Art and Comics)
On exhibit from June 10 to July 17, 2013
The Grady Alexis Gallery at El Taller Latino Americano is pleased to present "The Graphic Canon, World literature through art and comics" an exhibition featuring original paintings, drawings, prints and mixed media works from the celebrated 3-volume trilogy, where contemporary artists and illustrators re-imagine great works of literature from around the world.
Participating artists include: Andrea Arroyo, Benjamin Birdie, Shawn Cheng, Seymour Chwast, Chandra Free, Sandy Jimenez, Peter Kuper, Ellen Lindner, Rebecca Migdal, Robert Sikoryak, Bishakh Som & Lauren Weinstein. The exhibition is curated by Andrea Arroyo, in collaboration with Seven Stories Press.
Praise for The Graphic Canon:
"The Graphic Canon is absolutely the most ambitious book I've picked up this year." - Newsday
"These works of literature do not reside just on the shelves of academia; they flourish in the eye of our imagination." - New York Times Book Review, Editor's Choice
"Easily the most ambitious and successfully realized literary project in recent memory, and certainly the one that's most relevant for today's readers." NPR
"The Graphic Canon, Volume 3, selected as one of the best books of the summer by PW..." (more)
"Russ Kick brings it on home - to the home library - with style." Austin Chronicle (more)