Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Telling the Storey

The Society of Illustrators in NYC is currently exhibiting the journals of Barron Storey. If you are within 1,000,000 miles of New York, make sure you do not miss this one. Walk, run, swim, train, boat, fly, or teleport there. The show has 100 of his journals on hand, all available to look through and touch!

If you are not familiar with his journals, at the very least spend some quality time looking through his blog. And if you cannot make it to the show, I will bring the show to you! And you will definitely want to click and enlarge the images to see the amazing details.

Barron Storey: Life After Black








The Covers:








The Pages:












46 comments:

Don Madden said...

Thanks for showing us the journals of Barron Storey. Wish I could have seen them in person.

Marilyn said...

Thanks for the art tour of Barron's work. Some really great work to admire!!!!!

La Dolce Vita said...

Thanks Seth for new pix of his amazing work! Absolutely inspirational!

Kelly Kilmer said...

THANK YOU SETH!! Barron has been one of my favorites for a very long time.
For those of you who can't make it to the exhibition, you can buy Life After Black in print-not on amazon, it's about $40 elsewhere. (I love the story behind Life After Black ;)).
Also, those of you looking for copies of Marat/Sade Journals, Carl Wyckaert has plans to reprint it, as the book is going for a mint on amazon.
Google Barron Storey and you will find tons of info that will keep you busy.
Thank you again, Seth, for doing this!!!

LisaHoffman said...

Now I have John Copeland's phone number.

Wishing that he had a Book of Books that costs less than $200!
Your Rockin' post is the next best thing.

femminismo said...

Holy Goodness! I see what you mean by making this show if you're within 1,000,000 miles of it. What a tremendous imagination and creativity! Yowzer! Thanks, Seth. Ashamed to say I hadn't heard of him before.

Susan M said...

Suffering from a major case of journal envy.... checking JetBlue fares...

Lost Aussie said...

This is a great exhibition of his journals for sure!DH and I went to see it recently and spent ages just pouring over the pages!

Curio said...

Although I don't live a million miles away from NYC, I'm sorry to say that I won't be able to go see this show...My Loss! What you have shown on your blog is absolute perfection. What an incredible art form! What incredible masterpieces! Thank you, Seth! As soon as time permits I will be looking up Barron Storey online.

Mary Green said...

incredible - I do wish I could be there

ooglebloops said...

Amazing!! Thanks for the tour!

Binky said...

Seth, Thank you for sharing this work. It's genius. I had never heard of him.

Robyn said...

I feel a bit silly not knowing who Baron Storey is....but WOW!... I won't forget his name after seeing these. Thanks for sharing Seth. Off to see his blog.

Julie Prichard said...

Awesome, Seth!!!

Poetic Artist said...

Oh MY MY..I wish I could touch those journals and go through each page.. I wish I did not live in the South..I would get in my car and drive. Thanks for sharing.
Katelen

Margaret said...

I can only imagine what it must be like to visit such an exhibition and beable to touch these works, awesome! great link,thanks!

Annie said...

This is such a great collection of images. Stunning. Thanks for the introduction to a new artist.

Gaby Bee said...

Fabulous journals! Thanks for sharing this gorgeous pics!
Gaby xo

Gillian McMurray said...

Thanks, Seth. These are amazing. Love the birds, of course. So much feeling in them.

ART*ticulation said...

Absolutely awesome show thank you so much Seth. Not like being the but the next best thing for sure.

Lumilyon said...

Amazing!!! Seth, thanks for going to all the trouble of sharing this with us in such detail. Very inspirational. I'll spend a long time pondering over this lot x

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Oh my. Does this not push and pull one's vision? Thanks Seth!

rivergardenstudio said...

Wow...I wish I could be there... I love the way the stools are set up, so you can actually turn the pages and touch the journals? so incredible... Roxanne

diane said...

He looks AMAZING! and I must know more. What an ispiration, and THANK YOU Seth, for bringing this to me today =)

magpie said...

i had hoped to get to the opening of this but will definitely get there before it closes. thanks for the nudge.

Chris said...

You make life better.

notmassproduced said...

Ahh Seth you are so lucky to live in New York and thatnks for another great link.

Leslie said...

His work is so inspiring, isn't it? Thanks for even more photos, Seth! I'm going back for sure.

Mar said...

thank you for a glimpse into a show i could never reach..powerful pages!
oh !
thank you for that piece of information as well ms kelly!!
(i see it since you are right next to the leave comment box)
book buying is good...well i think so anyway
my pocketbook thinks otherwise
:(
but
too bad

thank you again seth
your blog is always informative!interesting! and as usual a tiny bit inspiring
:)

bridgette said...

wow.

Dayna Collins said...

Thanks for the glimpse into some exciting and vibrant journals. I love getting to peek inside the journals of others - Oregon is so far from New York!

Ro Bruhn said...

What a great collection, he's so prolific. Thanks for showing us so many images.

nancy neva gagliano said...

WOW.......!!!!!!!!

bockel24 said...

Ooooooh, I instantly fell in love with those crows - just adorable!

Candace said...

Seth, thank you so much. So much. I have gone to NY for a single show before. This may be my other reason to go back. And I'm not even that far away...

Take care.
Candace in Athens.

Ophelia said...

Found your blog today and love it!! Great eye candy and fabulous artwork!!

The Weaver of Grass said...

I am just staggered at the wonderful art work that appears on your blog, Seth - I find it all so inspiring.

Kim said...

Caught details of this on another blog as well, wow, what an exhibition! It's very frustrating that this is so far away, so thanks for the peeks through your blog Seth!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Oh My, Oh my, Oh my, Ooooh Myyyy, oh my, oh my oh my oh my oh my oh my....
Oh my Oh my oh my .... OOooohhh

3rdEyeMuse said...

whoa. am actually speechless.

Judy said...

love them

michelle ward said...

thanks for the peek/teaser. i'm heading in to see them mid-july, can't wait!

magpie said...

got to the society of illustrators on saturday.

to try & capture a sense of the show i made a couple of videos
that i'll post on my blog.

the scope of the work is remarkable and the generosity of spirit that allows us to touch,
to turn the pages, is breathtaking.

Fran Meneley said...

Oh Seth, these are AMAZING! And what a treat to be able to park your arse on one of those stools and go from journal to joural, turning the pages and delighting in each one! Thanks for posting so many great pics...wish I was there. For real. xo fran

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Debrina said...

Sometimes I'm ahead of the pack when it comes to your postings Seth (I think it has something to do with New Zealand being the first in the world to see in the new day??)...at other times, though, I'm dead last. On this occassion, I'm definitely dead last, lol! But I'm still wondering how the HECK I missed this one??