“Book Club” Paintings by Stanford Kay
You can tell a lot about a person by the stack of books beside their bed. My husband likes the deep dive, so instead of reading one book on the Chinese cultural revolution, he’ll have 4. By the end of his self-directed jag, he’s conversant. My pile on the other hand reveals that I have attention deficit disorder. Right now I’m simultaneously engrossed in The Hare with the Amber Eyes, Websites for Dummies, Cleopatra, 1001 Questions Answered About Birds and a Vocabulary Study Guide.
Don’t fence me in.
Artist Stanford Kay’s shelves read like portraits of their owners.
Gallery Representation: Blank Space and Wally Workman Gallery
These paintings remind me of the photo props person for interior room shots. Directive: wrap all the books in the same color, making the shelf become a piece of art in the background but not distracting the eye from the piece of furniture being showcased. I like the last one. Be cool to cover all the books in a neutral and then paint a scene on the whole set so each spine was part of the picture. oh, the paintings, the first three and the last one- I like them for their texture