Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Zak Smith’s is famous for sitting down one day and illustrating every single page of Thomas Pynchon's massive Gravity's Rainbow.
His work moves from sharply rendered poignancy to candy-colored excess. Within a general atmosphere of a dazed freneticism, he offers uncanny and excessive portraits, synthetically luminous abstractions, and somewhat narrative compilations of drawings. Together, they exist in a world that can’t decide whether it’s awake or asleep, gorgeous or vaguely psychedelic.