Well, it's been a long long while, but I finally released a new podcast episode of the Dead Hare Radio Hour. This one, episode # 44, features a conversation with Harvey Tulcensky recorded when I visited Harvey's studio in Manhattan last Spring.
Harvey's artwork for the past 10 years plus has consisted of a growing body of small moleskin sketchbooks, numbering well into the hundreds, that he fills up with ballpoint pen drawings as if it were a metabolic process. Within this corpus of sketchbooks are countless opportunities for creating discrete statements by corralling a selection of books into a composition . Harvey hangs stacked arrangements of sketchbooks, streching their accordion pages out horizontally to create large, expressive wall reliefs.
|A selection of books filled with ink applied with rubber stamps.|
In our talk, Harvey tells of growing up in Detroit, making his way to NYC, via Vermont, living large as a ranch hand in Idaho, and how he arrived at the work he does today.
|A stack of painted plywood diamond shapes from an early body of work.|
|One of two pieces exhibited in 2010 at the Center for Book Arts in NY.|