ART | Mark Whalen Sketchbook

BLACKARTPROJECTS AND MARK WHALEN PRESENT

SKETCHBOOK

BOOK LAUNCH

Thursday 16 February, 7-9pm
Exhibition 16-18 February 2017
Neospace
7 Campbell Street
Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria


Mark Whalen uses pencil and tracing paper as a means to
sketch out ideas before they are rubbed, like a transfer,
onto board, his preferred medium on which to paint. For
nearly a decade these sketches have lay in flat files in
his studio. Featuring selected images of these unseen
works, this 100 page publication comes in both a standard
edition of 1000 copies and a limited edition of 100
copies containing an original watercolour.
Mark Whalen is an Australian born, Los Angeles based
artist. Whalen expresses satirical social narratives in
seemingly universal situations. The most recent series of
sculptural works continues his study into the
complexities of displacement and positioning that we, as
both individuals and a species, experience through our
evolutionary trajectory. Construction netting captures,
cordons and compartmentalizes our distinctive
characteristics as they shift under the weight of
societal pressure through this ever-changing global
economy.

SKETCHBOOK

100 pages of select drawings 2006-2016
Hardcover
5.7" x 8.4" (14.5 x 21.3cm)
Link to publication here
Standard Edition (Australia)
$40 + $10 postage
Standard Edition (International)
$40 + $25 postage
Limited Edition (100 copies)
$250 hand signed + original watercolour
www.markwhalenart.com