By Jon McNaught
Screen print, edition of 30, 14cmx18.5cm, Arches 88 paper.
Reading Frenzy is pleased to present UK artist, Jon McNaught,
for a one weekend exhibit (April 26-29, reception on Friday, April 26th, 6pm-9pm) coinciding with the 10th Annual Stumptown
Comics Fest at One Grand Gallery (1000 E Burnside). Passing Time is a collection of suburban landscapes
and everyday vignettes, which provide a deeper exploration of the
environments of McNaught's comics; from the windswept
shores of Pebble Island to the suburban streets of Dockwood. These
prints are loving tributes to ordinary places, from bus stops, to empty
beaches, based on quiet corners of Britain. This show collects together
screen prints, lithographs, and linocuts, alongside selected original
artwork from Dockwood.
lives in Bristol, England where he works as a printmaking instructor at
the University of the West of England. He is the author of the graphic novellas Birchfield Close, Pebble Island and the recently released Dockwood, for which was awarded the
Prix de Revelation which "recognises the work of an author's early artistic
career" at the 40th Festival International de la Bande Dessinee
"There are few younger comics artists with whom I feel a genuine aesthetic kinship, but the radiant and glowing Dockwood is Jon McNaught's loveliest argument yet for the beauty of just being alive. It's a gem." -- Chris Ware
Special thanks to Nobrow, Stumptown Comics Fest, and One Grand Gallery.