7 x 7"
100 pages plus cover
first printing edition of 100
signed and numbered
publication date: August 2020
distributed by the artist
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Drop Dead Gorgeous is a visual book comprised of scientific and editorial illustrations of the Covid-19 virus sourced online during April, May and June, 2020.
In the style of colorist painting, the book sequence reveals the tension between the seductive aesthetics of the picture and its deadly pandemic effect. While scientific images transform into editorial illustrations, the book gains momentum building a narrative toward a sci-fi ending.
As Covid-19 affects every nation, some images in the book are paired with the headlines published in a variety of languages. Like photographs made of the Kennedy assassination, the Challenger disaster, and the terror of 9/11, the iconic imagery of Covid-19 collected in Drop Dead Gorgeous is informed by a world wide visual lexicon specific to this moment.
Generously supported by a faculty research fund from Tufts University.
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REVIEWS & INTERVIEWS
by Cate McQuaid, July 23, 2020
by Taylor McNeil, August 12, 2020