Saturday, April 19, 2008

We *heart* John Raux

This work is on view at The Bad Seed and Beige on the 1900-block of McGee.

Ruax walked all but the final 50 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail" (I believe) last year and has documented the journey in photographs, many of them self-portraits held at arm's length, poetry, journal entries, and other paraphernalia (such as an ice axe, which has many apparent uses in the wilderness, the accompanying scrawl points out) — and seven 66-square-foot canvases full of roiling color, distinct as the short titular poems that accompany each.

Yes, I said titular.

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