PAPER RAD Book Release EventSaturday October 22nd 5PM
How do you explain the new book by Paper Rad, Paper Rad, B.J. and da Dogs? Half Art Book, half graphic novel, this tome intersperses photographs, drawings, prints, and junk by Paper Rad with two graphic novellas (Spaceballz and Alfe) by Ben Jones. Paper Rad’s work synthesizes popular material from television, comics, video games, and advertising, and explodes with color, feeling, and good humor. This book, created and designed by the group, will explore the worlds of one of the most vibrant constellations of artists working today. Their website, paperrad.org, is one free Mega-Mall information overload for your soul. A mind-blower, for sure
Paper Rad is Jessica Ciocci, her brother Jacob, and their friend Ben Jones. Since the year 2000 they have created a massive catalogue of self-published and self-distributed comics and magazines, videos, audio cassette tapes, hand-painted t-shirts, stuffed sewn dolls, audio cd-rs, and records. They have exhibited or performed at numerous galleries and museums around the world, including the 2004 Whitney Biennial, The 2004 Liverpool Biennial, Deitch Projects, The Institute of Contemporary Art, London, and The Tate Britain. Most recently, they completed two music videos for Beck and created a massive cardboard castle for Philadelphia?s Space 1026. Earlier this year, Paper Rad was named one of ArtReview?s 25 emerging artists. They are represented by Foxy Production.
Paper Rad will sign their new book, show some of their video work, and maybe have some mini comics for sale.
Check out their website: www.paperrad.org