Black Book Gallery presents John Fellows “Upon Some Distant Shore”

Opening reception June 3rd at 7pm – Open to the public – It’s our 1 year anniversary!!!
Artist in attendance

Denver, CO (May 25, 2011) – For his first solo show in over three years, John Fellows will be exhibiting at Black Book Gallery June 3rd to July 1st. While John has showed many times in recent years, including Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, The Netherlands and the US, this will be his first solo show in a gallery setting.

Upon Some Distant Shore is the name, reflecting a loose association to travel, which is a strong influence in his work. Fellows believes in the kind of travel that takes a person to a world beyond their own and exposes them to new and different cultures.

For this collection, paper retrieved from St. Vincent and Argentina will be incorporated into his pieces. Associated with a contemporary folk style, Fellows typically works small. He says this creates a more intimate interaction with the work. Other advantages to working small include ease of transport. Fellows used to print and mail his own postcards whenever he traveled. Also, in more conservative financial times, a smaller piece of artwork can be more accessible for people to collect.

Over 50 pieces, of varying sizes, will make up the exhibition. Working from his training in graphic design, John’s work is primarily made up of linoleum carvings and drawings on old found paper. His work isn’t a fully formed narrative, but more like a brief glimpse into someone else’s story. The color palette is normally very minimal to keep with the graphic quality of the medium used.

Be sure to stop through Black Book Gallery this month for a tour of John Fellows’ latest renderings and meanderings of places near and far.

We will also have a 60 page zine and limited edition t-shirt!


Exhibit Runs: June 3rd, 2011 through July1st, 2011

Check out this video featuring John Fellows