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A Gallery Talk with Tomer Hanuka, Yuko Shimizu and Sam Weber

BLOW UP: Hanuka, Shimizu, Weber

Three illustrators from vastly different backgrounds; Canada, Japan and Israel; meeting at the crossroads of a distinct American esthetic to examine their new found artistic voices through personal mythologies, broken narratives and remixed identities. An open window into the visual melting pot of contemporary image making.

Sam Weber’s monumental and moody figures draw on the western idea of the portrait, re-imagined for the modern age, where anxiety and wonder mix into a seamless dramatic whole imbued with a sense of unsolved mystery.

Yuko Shimizu’s playful imagery ties the surface of Japanese wood cut prints with contemporary issues, creating sophisticated and symbolic psychological scenes of internal worlds, broken by geometric contraption that seem to pull away and reconnect the disparate elements.

Tomer Hanuka’s visuals were developed as research for an upcoming graphic novel titled The Divine to be published by First Second (written by Boaz Lavie and pencilled by Asaf Hanuka). the images explore ideas of eternal childhood, drawing from sources like 8bit video games, Rambo and hard news.

Gallery Talk on September 25th at 4 p.m.
Spend an afternoon with these artists as they discuss their work and techniques in an informal setting.
Tickets $10/ $7 students
RSVP Katie Blocher
212 838 2560

Please note, if you are participating in Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day you may use your pass to attend this event for free.  Passes MUST be presented to enjoy this offer.

The BLOW UP exhibition is on view through October 16th.

The Society of Illustrators is located at:

128 East 63rd Street
(between Park and Lexington Avenues)
New York, NY 10065

Marshall Arisman Moderates Illustration–a panel discussion

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Marshall Arisman will moderate a panel on Illustration featuring Nathan Fox, Sam Weber, Eddie Guy, and Yuko Shimizu. The official write-up reads:

For over five decades illustrators have produced a single image to illuminate an author’s text. Illustration is changing. What are illustrators today saying through their work? Are illustrators making a contribution that other art forms do not? Is illustration relevant? Can illustration be a vehicle for personal vision? Join us for a stimulating evening of words and pictures that explore the possibilities of an illustrator becoming an author of their own work.

Personal Vision
Thursday, February 7th, 2008
Katie Murphy Amphitheater at FIT
27th Street and 7th Avenue, NYC
7-8:30 p.m.
Students with valid ID = $5

Ted McGrath, Jillian Tamaki, & Sam Weber visit Illustration

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Ted McGrath, Jillian Tamaki, & Sam Weber
10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 28th, 2007
2 W. 13th, Room 311

George Bates’s $ketchbook Warehouse class will play host to a fantastic array of illustrators this upcoming week. Published by the New York Times Op-Ed page, Texas Monthly, Society of Illustrators, Bust, Paste, SEED and a plethora of others, Ted McGrath, Jillian Tamaki, & Sam Weber will be visiting to show their sketchbooks and discuss their work.

All are welcome to attend this unique & exciting event!
(Illustrations by [in order]: Sam Weber, Ted McGrath, and Jillian Tamaki)