Yog-Sothoth (Outer God), September, 2013. Silver gelatin paper negative, 8x10” Agfa FB
by Dante Penman
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25 Jan 14 at 1 pm

Eldritch Abomination No. 2 (Mastodon), January 2014. Mixed fungus & corn husk

by Dante Penman

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25 Jan 14 at 3 am

Eldritch Abomination No. 1 (Pterosaur), October 2013. Mixed fungus

by Dante Penman

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The first of the Eldritch Abominations, based (very) loosely on a Pterosaur and made from two types of fungi.

Some images of my recent solo show, Liebe Handwerk! at SPAO

I don’t think I could have imagined a better result for my first solo show. There was great attendance and interest, despite it being a printmaking exhibition at a photographic school and Lovecraft being virtually unknown to the audience. I got many an opportunity to chat about the stories and my process, which was good training for the artist talk a week later.

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The finished poster (L) and the prototype (R), both letterpress and linocut on newsprint.

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Now that the exhibition is over, I can start focusing on expanding the project. There were some ideas that I ended up not including due to time constraints, such as a fictional tabloid and an essay on parallels between Lovecraft’s fiction and the artistic visions of early Modernist movements (briefly touched on in my book) that I want to spend some time working on now.

Photos by Sarah Anderson

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23 Jan 14 at 12 am

ruedauseilpress:

Liebe Handwerk! by Dante Penman, January 2014

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60-page hardcover perfect-bound book with clam-shell box

Black linen, blind stamped type, pH neutral marbled endpapers

Text and print: 100lb French acid-free construction paper

Photo: Moab 235gsm matte finish inkjet paper

Collector’s edition. Edition of three, one A/P + two library copies

ISBN: 978-0-9921484-0-9

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