Anthony Goicolea: Drawings
Publisher: Santa Fe, New Mexico: Twin Palms Publishers, 2005
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 108756
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine tan cloth-covered boards with tipped-in four-color plate on cover, and title stamped in black on spine, no dust jacket as issued. Drawings by Anthony Goicolea. Includes a list of plates. Designed by Jack Woody. Unpaginated (64 pp.), with 35 four-color plates beautifully printed on fine matte art paper. 10-3/4 x 8-5/8 inches. This first edition was limited to 1000 hardbound copies.
From the artist: "The sense of foreboding tinged with playful fantasy characteristic of many of my photographs is mimicked in a suite of complex figurative line drawings on Mylar. Androgynous figures of indeterminate age float on top of and through each other in a layered composition separated by planes of Plexiglas and semi-opaque vellum paper. The ghostlike figures are caught in free-floating, awkward, transitional states: sometimes their images are doubled; sometimes they seem like as much animal as human. Optically, the figures fade in and out of each other in a series of tentative lines that read like traces of previous drawings and refer to memory and transition. The figures' relationship to the water's horizon line seems to shift within a single drawing. This horizontal reference point separates air from water and reality from fantasy while it transforms the swimmers' shapes and sizes. This shift mimics the play of light through water, seeming to actually pass through the two worlds and to fracture the figure caught between them. These absurd predicaments strive to provoke conflicting emotions in the viewer. Scenes which would normally appear threatening, dangerous, or grotesque inspire empathy as well as fear, and ultimately are revealed to be more complex than was first assumed."