About the Book
From the introduction by curator Chuck Gneich: “We wear metaphorical masks to deflect any outside curiosity of our self-defined flaws—deterring the world from coming too near. (James) Deeb’s paintings remind us to be true to ourselves.” ‘Masks and Other Stories’ collects 21 of artist James Deeb’s small paintings. Thoughtfully selected from the past several years, these images represent the best of this facet of Deeb’s art. The reproductions allow the reader to experience the full color, texture and mystery of these raw, yet elegant works. Note: This book contains no actual stories (except for the ones that the viewer creates after seeing the paintings).