"Negative Papers is a graphic disquisition told in 38 black and white collages by Chicago-based artists Ted Sweeney and Omar Gonzalez. With a passive gaze the works typically confront, agitate, or even upset the viewer, yet a more abstruse logic is clearly behind what those may dismiss as a degenerate chapbook for juvenile perverts. These pages of broken bodies eroticizing morbidity, compiled from libraries of pornography and exploitation, quickly begin to abstract.
How many sands does it take for you to call it a beach? How many tragedies before they’re statistics? With the release of Negative Papers Sweeney and Gonzalez force their audience into mereological ennui via bruised cocks and tear-stained cheeks."
This is the second installment of a three-part promotional triptych for Ted and Omar's upcoming release party for their book of graphic works, "Negative Papers".
Night of Broken Pages
the book launch of "Negative Papers"
April 5th, 2014