The Road of Love, 1988
Ink, watercolor on paper
16 3/8" x 26 5/8"

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

. . . . . .Adam Baumgold Gallery presents the second New York solo exhibition of famed cartoonist Lynda Barry, Everything: Part II from September 12th through October 31st. The exhibition will feature over 80 original comic drawings, watercolors, and mixed media collages from the past 35 years. There will be work from her seminal books Two Sisters Comeek, Girls and Boys, Big Ideas, The Fun House, One! Hundred! Demons!, and Picture This: The Near-Sighted Monkey Book, as well as her latest book Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor. Also included will be many of Lynda Barry’s comic drawings that were published in Raw, The Village Voice, Esquire, Newsweek and The New York Times, among others.

. . . . . .Featured in the exhibition are two complete stories from Lynda Barry’s graphic novel One! Hundred! Demons!, Dogs and Common Scents. One! Hundred! Demons! (2002), a work of “autobifctionalography” in Barry’s words, plays off the Zen Buddhist notion that you’ll face 100 demons, or challenges, over the course of your life. Another story in the exhibition is Lynda Barry’s memorable introduction to The Best American Comics 2008, which she edited. These colorful drawings are an ode to her favorite cartoonist Bill Keane, and explore why comics have an endless fascination for us. She describes how: “Comics are a place to go. They gave me a ‘meanwhile’ and an ‘elsewhere’.”

. . . . . .Central to Lynda Barry’s work is her energetic line and her boisterous sense of humor. For example, an early work How Much Do You Really Know About Sex? (1982) asks, “Which Object Most Accurately Represents Your Sexuality?” It offers as choices a coterie of suggestively drawn everyday objects: “The Sardine, The Mustard Seed, The Ace of Spades, A Piece of Cake, A Party Favor, or Mr. Zip.”

. . . . . .Lynda Barry’s richly textured graphic novel What It Is won the comic industry’s 2009 Eisner Award for Best Reality Based Work. Barry has written two illustrated novels, The Good Times are Killing Me (1988), that was adapted into an off Broadway play, and Cruddy (1999). Several works in the exhibition are from Barry’s beloved Ernie Pook’s Comeek, a comic strip that was serialized across the US for over two decades, and is being reissued in a series of 10 books by Drawn & Quarterly, the first of which is Blabber, Blabber, Blabber: Volume 1 of Everything (comics from 1978-81).

. . . . . .A preview of the exhibition can be seen at adambaumgoldgallery.com. The opening reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, September 12th, from 5-7 p.m.

. . . . . .Thanks to Tom Devlin, Peggy Burns, and the staff at Drawn & Quarterly for their invaluable assistance. A special thanks to Lynda Barry, who has generously provided an in depth cross section of her work for this exhibition.

 

 

 

 

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Introduction to The Best (North) American Comics 2008
from The Best (North) American Comics 2008
Ink, watercolor, collage on paper
11" x 8 1/2" each

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Front Cover,
Blabber Blabber Blabber: Volume 1 of Everything
Drawing collage
11" x 8 1/2"

 

Back Cover,
Blabber Blabber Blabber: Volume 1 of Everything
Drawing collage
11" x 8 1/2"

 

Page 108
Blabber Blabber Blabber: Volume 1 of Everything
Drawing collage
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Page 109
Blabber Blabber Blabber: Volume 1 of Everything

Drawing collage
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Blabber Blabber Blabber: Volume 1 of Everything

Drawing collage
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Page 111
Blabber Blabber Blabber: Volume 1 of Everything

Drawing collage
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Blabber Blabber Blabber: Volume 1 of Everything

Drawing collage
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Blabber Blabber Blabber: Volume 1 of Everything

Drawing collage
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Page 113
Blabber Blabber Blabber: Volume 1 of Everything

Drawing collage
11" x 8 1/2"

 

Page 114
Blabber Blabber Blabber: Volume 1 of Everything

Drawing collage
11" x 8 1/2"

Page 176
Blabber Blabber Blabber: Volume 1 of Everything

Drawing collage
11" x 8 1/2"

Page 177
Blabber Blabber Blabber: Volume 1 of Everything

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Introduction, 2002
ONE! HUNDRED! DEMONS!
Ink, watercolor on legal paper
8 1/2" x 11"

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Picture This Front Cover, 2010
Ink, watercolor, collage on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

The Near-Sighted Monkey First Arrived in a Dream (page 98), 2010
Ink, watercolor on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

 

 

Eggs (page 137), 2010
Ink, watercolor, collage on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

 

 

 

Color Time (page 181), 2010
Ink, watercolor, collage on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

 

 

What is a Picture? (Page 35), 2010
Ink, watercolor, collage on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

 

 

Moving Water Turns a Wheel (Page 51), 2010
page 1 of 4

Ink, watercolor, collage on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

 

 

What Makes This Picture Creepy? (Page 52), 2010
Ink, watercolor, collage on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

 

 

Don't (Page 53), 2010
Ink, watercolor, collage on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

 

 

Can You Answer This? (Page 54), 2010
Ink, watercolor, collage on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

 

 

Hairy Beatnik (Page 44), 2010
Ink, watercolor, collage on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

 

 

Who Does A Shape Belong to? (Page 56), 2010
Ink on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

 

 

Do You See What Is There? (Page 57), 2010
Ink, watercolor, collage on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

 

 

Paper Doll Fun! (Page 176), 2010
page 1 of 4

Ink on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

 

Paper Doll Fun! (Page 177), 2010
page2 of 4

Ink on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

 

Paper Doll Fun! (Page 178), 2010
page 3 of 4

Ink on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

 

Paper Doll Fun! (Page 179), 2010
page 4 of 4

Ink on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

 

 

 

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