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PAUL HORNSCHEMEIER: CLOISTERED IN CROWDS

April 14, 2009:      "Charles A. Hartman Fine Art is pleased to present PaulHornschemeier:Cloistered in Clouds, concurrent with the reissue of Mother, Come Home (Fantagraphics) and the artist's soon-to-be-released graphic novel Life With Mr. Dangerous (Random House/Villard). Well-known for his work as an illustrator and graphic novelist, this is the first solo exhibition of Hornschemeier's original artwork. The exhibition reflects a versatile selection amongst Hornschemeier's career achievements thus far, allowing viewers the rare opportunity to see the immediacy of his line drawings, and to experience the suspended depth of single works that are typically compiled as part of an elliptical narrative sequence.

     Born in Cincinnati in 1977, Hornschemeier lives and works in Chicago. As a child growing up in rural Ohio, he indulged his interests in drawing and storytelling. It was while earning a philosophy degree in college that he came upon the work of Daniel Clowes and, profoundly inspired, soon thereafter came to find his own voice as a cartoonist. In addition to the ambitious work of his widely published experimental seriesForlorn Funnies, and his graphic novels Mother, Come Home and The Three Paradoxes, Hornschemeier has contributed illustrations to This American Life, Luaka Bop Records, and The Wall Street Journal amongst numerous other projects. Currently, he is published weekly in the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung."

-Charles A. Hartman Gallery