Hi friends. Here are a couple of pics of my work in a current show. I've included selections of the work that might not be on my website (www.stevepanella.com), as well as a couple of views of the whole show of my work. Click on images for larger views. Enjoy!
View upon entering the basement level of Flatfile Gallery.
View of Steve Panella's wall of text-based work.
"b I ble", Transformed Book, Approx. 20 x 12 x 2 inches, 2006
"b I ble" Detail. Can you see the ''I's" under all the other text.
"Cigarette Butts", Transformed Books, sizes variable, 2004
"Skeleton of a Page", Transformed Book Page, 7 x 10 inches, 2004-2008. The page is perforated and displayed to create a cast shadow. The art hangs between the wall and a piece of plexiglas.
"Skeleton of a Page" Detail.
"Book Stones", Transformed Books, Sizes Variable, 2003-2007
I am thankful for Andy Thomas and Flatfile Gallery in Chicago who made this show possible. I met Andy two years ago while I was peddling my art around the Chicago area. He liked my work and later scheduled a show of text-based art at Flatfile Gallery for their next available opening in February 2008. I believe it was early in 2006 when we met. Thanks Andy!
The other three artists in the show are Nate Larson, Monika Wulfers and Rachel Foster. Glad to meet you all!