Hey ! We made it. Please join us for the launch of After 8 Books's new publication, Le Large, a very special collection of drawings by artist Julie Beaufils, accompanied by three short stories by Buck Ellison, Michael van den Abeele and Reba Maybury.
Julie's black ink drawings follow a logic of editing, accumulation and narrative incompleteness: the figures come from memories of films or TV series, as sediments of mass culture, or sometimes from personal observations and experiences crystallized in images. Words are in some cases part of the composition, like the title of an album or the caption of a cartoon. Shapes and figures develop as an ambivalent collection, informed by the weight and the vibration of lines and strokes.
To celebrate the publication, Reba Maybury and Michael van den Abeele will read excerpts from their sexy, cliff-hanging contributions.
This is happening at Balice Hertling gallery, two minutes from the infamous passage du Ponceau, at 239 Rue Saint-Martin, 75003 Paris. Please, come !!