A little preview of a new art book worth checking out

October 1, 2009

edgy cute, originally uploaded by jRODaRT.

After a year or so in the works, a book featuring the work of 47 artist including myself is about to be released. I will keep you up to date. A big thank you to Harry Saylor for including me in the wonderful line up he put together. Check it out click here.

EdgyCute
From Neo-Pop to Low Brow and Back Again

Harry Saylor with Carolyn Frisch

  • Page Count: 176
  • Size: 10 x 12 inches
  • Format: Casebound
  • Publication Date: September 2009
  • Price: $45
  • ISBN: 978-0-9817805-9-7
  • // Buy

Doe-eyed girls in pink dresses, animated deserts, bubbly cartoon characters – at first blush these qualities seem to define the work contained in EdgyCute. But a closer look reveals the dead rat on a plate, lurking skeletons, the crying birdhouse; there is nothing sugary-sweet about those cupcakes and Pinocchio will use that revolver he’s holding.

Harry Saylor, owner of Orbit Gallery, has assembled a motley band of artists that dwell in the nether regions of our imaginations where malevolence and immorality transmogrify purity and naivety, breeding the EdgyCute aesthetic. While the work of these 47 artists varies greatly, it all strikes irresistible poses that have found their ways into museums and galleries, marketing campaigns and our dreams.

List of contributors: Ana Bagayan, Gary Baseman, Becca, Mike Bell, Jeff Burnette, Robbie Busch, Michael Caines, Nicoletta Ciccoli, Alexis Covato, CRASH (John Matos), Chris Crites, Gerd Dagne, Kirsten Easthope, Jarrod Eastman, Greg Gossell, Rodney Alan Greenblat, Ryan Heshka, Brian Holderman, Angelique Houltkamp, Curtis Jobling, Jeremiah Ketner, Travis Lampe, Lex, Todd Marrone, Angie Mason, Hal Mayforth, Elizabeth McGrath, Brandi Milne, Motomichi Nakamura, Mitch O’Connell, Kathie Olivas, Emma Overman, Daron Parton, Brandt Peters, Lisa Petrucci, Mark Atomos Pilon, Judy Ragagli, Kevin Scalzo, Joe Scarano, Shag, Matte Stephens, Vivienne Strauss, Gary Taxali, Brian Taylor, Chris Uminga, Brian Viveros, Keith Weesner, Donald Roller Wilson, Derek Yaniger

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3 Responses to “A little preview of a new art book worth checking out”

  1. Lex Says:

    I slightly love you! No really I saw the art at the Utah Arts Festival and now I am hooked! I am a huge fan.

  2. jrodart Says:

    thanks Alexis, you made me blush….More paintings to come.

  3. refinancing Says:

    All round amazing blog post!!!


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