AMBER LOVE 15-FEB-2013 Eisner and Eagle Awards nominee and award-winning toy designer ASHLEY WOOD exhibited his fine art last year at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York. IDW Publishing just announced that they will publish the works from Wood’s sold out show as an oversize hardcover, MACHINE WITCHES. Look for it May 29, but better yet, pre-order it through your local comic shop to make everyone happier.
The exhibit original Machine Sabbath exhibit consisted of paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs that have a heavy noir expression on the erotic imagery.
The LeVine gallery summary called it:
Ashley Wood applies an expressionist approach to erotic imagery. His female subjects and their surrounding environments are partially obscured and fragmented by extreme contrasts in light and shadow. Woodâ€™s vigorous painting technique combines multiple layers of oil, acrylic and glazes, resulting in a painterly quality and high-gloss, drippy aesthetic.
IDW also said that the art book will include never before seen paintings, sketches and an interview with Wood.
MACHINE WITCHESÂ (HC, FC, $14.99, 48 pages, 12â€ x 12â€). In stores 5/29/13