About the Book
In this 2015 installment from the TATTOO DETOUR series of drawings from the beaches of Waikiki, Honolulu, we take along, for fun, an old childhood friend-- Dennis the Menace. All of the drawings with Dennis are illustrated, along with a few Honolulu paintings from years past. Sixty pages. Aloha.
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.