Exhibition: Sat, Sep 18, to Sat, Nov 13 2010
The Tear-Imbued Handkerchief of Vic Champignole is a collaborative effort between visual artist Bob Butler and author Kris Allison. The short story follows a narrator’s relationship with Vic Champignole's fall from fame, a renowned landscape designer careening into madness. The narrator witnesses his own father, an inventor, struggling to cope with what life has dealt him and what his personal ambitions have been. In many ways, his father and Vic share this common conflict while they investigate it in contrasting ways. We see Vic delve into the chaos that nature seems to possess while the narrator and you, the reader, look in- much like a Greek chorus in ancient tragedies.
Nine photographs by Bob Butler depict imagined moments corresponding to the story and serve to further flesh out the narrative, rather than disclose the stories deeper ideas or simply illustrate key moments. The large photographs present Vic Champignole’s strange obsession and study with chaos, foliage, dirt and vegetation. Among the nine images are stations for reading and following along in the text to see how the two correlate. A 40 page fine art book has been published in conjunction with this exhibition.
: Sat, Sep 18, 7pm - 10pm
1016 Howell Mill Rd
Unit 3208 (Gallery entrance on 10th St)
Atlanta, GA 30318 [map: Google Maps]
hours: Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 11am - 5pm
p: (404) 803-4316
ACP Listing #: 046