A new full-color catalog of Wes Hempel's oil paintings 1997-2011, including works on paper. Introduction and interview excerpt with Philip Clark.
The hardcover version is printed on premium paper.
An updated and expanded edition of INJURY AND DESIRE is planned for fall, 2014, including images from the show in New York at George Billis Gallery.
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.
CLAY PLAY & THE CRAYON HIDEOUT Published April 03, 2013
JACKBOOK 3 TATTOO DETOUR: PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS FROM HONOLULU JACK BALAS Published November 20, 2012
JACKBOOK 4: MUSE / MUSEUM Published August 10, 2011
JACKBOOK 1: S T U D D U S T Published December 01, 2010