Saturday, October 22, 2011

New Book: Dirty Dishes by Amy Lockhart

New at Chat Noir:

We just received a small number of copies of Amy Lockhart's Dirty Dishes!

Let's all go voyageur-ing inside the unusual mental landscape of this very original artist.

Published by Montreal's Drawn and Quarterly Books, this selection of the comics and plastic art of Guelph-based animator and cartoonist Amy Lockhart is a delightful gem of a book.

Originally published at $16.95, we now have copies available at the bargain price of $12!

About the author: Amy Lockhart is part of a new generation of independant animators. Her artwork and award winning films have been exhibited internationally. She studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, completing an artist residency at the Quickdraw Animation Society and completing a fellowship at the National Film Board. She has exhibited at The California Institute of the Arts and the Adam Baumgold Gallery in New York. She currently works and studies at the University of Guelph and is preparing a new film, "Dizzler in MASKHERAID."

From the publisher:

This PETIT LIVRE is a first class ticket into the creepy cute and totally absurd world of Straw-Baby, and the mind of its creator Amy Lockhart. It chronicles the various facets of her process/thinking from her paintings and drawings to cardboard sculpture of objects from her everyday life. Also included are stills from her animations and photos of costumes used in her videos. Amy works in a variety of mediums, including animation, film and video making, acrylic painting, drawing, costume making, comics and small press books and combines the various mediums as much as possible and let them feed into each other and out of each other.

Full Color, 96 pages, 4 3/4 by 7 1/2 inches


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