JACKBOOK 2: GUY'D BOOK (LITTLE GUY'D)
An Introduction to the Paintings, Drawings, Photo and Writing of JACK BALAS
by Jack Balas
About the Book
NEW CORRECTED VERSION, OCTOBER 7TH. 160 pages with 145 images, GUY'D BOOK (the LITTLE GUY'D) introduces you to the paintings, drawings, photo, sculpture and writing of artist Jack Balas, including work from the MUSE/MUSEUM and TATTOO DETOUR series and including early works going back to 1981. At a pocket size of 9" tall x 6" wide, it is the precursor to the forthcoming and more extensive GUY'D BOOK (BIG GUY'D).
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.