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The Messenger's Mouth Was Heavy
The Messenger's Mouth Was Heavy

Institute 193

The Messenger's Mouth Was Heavy

Amy Pleasant

Amy Pleasant's first monograph, The Messenger's Mouth Was Heavy, out in December from Institute 193 and Frank, includes more than 200 pages of the artist's paintings, drawings, and ceramic works.  The numerous work reproductions in the book showcase Pleasant's iterative but deeply human process, where she subtly explores the fragmented human form, most often rendered in monochrome.  Contributed essays from Katie Geha and Daniel Fuller speak on her work's relation to gesture and language, the graphic underpinnings of Civil Rights movements in the South, and the empathetic possibility of recognizing faces in inanimate objects, a phenomenon known as pareidolia.

Softcover