About the Book
An overview of the 15-year photographic series STUD DUST, 80 pages in full color. The preview takes you to 60 of the pages that survey metaphoric portraiture of men using props and signs, and that include some images of paintings and drawings to show cross-references to other media. There are a number of nude images in the book, but they do not appear in the preview. The hardcover version of STUD DUST is printed on a heavier paper.
STUD DUST is the first in the JACKBOOK series. Following will be:
JACKBOOK 2: PAINTINGS AND...
JACKBOOK 3: TATTOO DETOUR and Other Drawings
JACKBOOK 4: MUSE/ MUSEUM
JACKBOOK 5: WE'LL BE SEEING YOU
As a painter and photographer, Jack Balas is interested in recontextualizing images of men in a variety of emotional, political and stylistic scenarios -- contexts in which they function as everyman, but are more vulnerable than their surface perfection might suggest. His work is in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among others.