California-born, Salisbury, NC-based artist Frank Selby meditates on the breakdown of social order through meticulously ordered pencil drawings. He draws special attention to the way information is obscured through media translation and memory – creating finely detailed drawings akin to decaying video stills, film skips and faded photos. In his words, “By bringing attention to the idea of failures and miscommunications, I try to make of them a presence and suggest the infinite array of similar miscommunications, small and large, that make up our social and political reality.”
In an effort to extend this exhibition beyond its finite dates, and to create a fitting document of this pivotal moment in Selby’s career, SECCA is working closely with the artist to produce a catalog. The book will be printed in North Carolina through a local company, and we will also work with a local designer. It will be a soft cover catalog of approximately 80 pages, with both black & white and color images.
This book will be a unique reflection of Selby’s work – elegant, sophisticated, and simmering with energy – but it can only happen with your support. Thank you to those who supported us in this grassroots, community and supporter driven effort, making this moment in Selby’s career one to remember.
This exhibit was featured on PBS’s North Carolina Weekend on November 15, 2012.