Deth P. Sun: I See it All
on February 9, 2009
Cat lovers beware: a new art book by Oakland artist Deth P. Sun features anthropomorphic cats in extremely perilous situations.
He arms them with just a short sword and a lantern, then strands them in ghostly forests and steaming deserts. The sky is always dark, and bad guys are always circling: vampires, wolves, drunk hipster cats in hoodies.
The book is called I See it All, and it’s published by Oakland art gallery and bookstore Rowan Morrison Gallery. Sun’s first book, and Rowan Morrison’s sixth publication, I See it All reproduces 64 pages from Sun’s personal sketchbook. His spare, eerie style evokes Maurice Sendak, Terry Gilliam, and Edward Gorey. Old fans of Sun will like seeing familiar symbols and characters from his paintings–skulls, crystals, punky typography–in rough, sketchy form.
On Friday the 13th, Rowan Morrison is holding a book release party at the gallery, in conjunction with the closing of Sun’s solo show, “This Too Shall Pass.”
Rowan Morrison, 330 40th. St. 7pm. Free. 510.384.5344.
Image from Rowan Morrison Gallery.
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