Holes and Halos. By Paul Schiek. TBW Books and the Stephen Wirtz Gallery, 2008. 24pp., illustrated throughout, newsprint, 10,5x14". Limited edition of 2000 copies.
'Holes and Halos' was produced in conjunction with an exhibition featuring work by Paul Schiek at the Thomas Erben Gallery.
It was originally part of the admission to the exhibition as a way of letting the viewer take a piece of the art work with them home.
Description of the 'Holes and Halos' series of work:
"Shot in b/w, the actual making of the images is not as important to Schiek as is their editing and sequencing, which often results in the placement of several images on one sheet.
Viewed together, their installation creates a blanketing effect that runs the spectrum of human emotions.
Recurrent motifs are anthropomorphized trees, physical interactions, water and, generally, the tension between light and dark.
In this language of opposites, Schiek finds the building blocks of a practical truth; a reminder that all life follows the same path: genesis of form then decay, and, in between, seemingly random alternation between isolation and community."