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For a number of reasons, Scapegoat has been quiet!
It won’t last long though, stay tuned….
Carnivora is finally in stores across the land and is available to you RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW!
Just click below, “add to cart” at the bottom of the product page and check out!
I am sad to say that on April 5 Carl Minerly known to Motel Bizarre fans as “Earl”-
Carl will be missed by all of us who worked on the Motel Bizarre project and he will be remembered as one of our best, and certantly the most enthusiastic, models.
Thanks Carl for being one of our [...] Continue reading
In her new book of staged photographs, Motel Bizarre: Tales from the No Tell Motel, Stephanie Crabe (BFA 2003 Photography) explores that distinctly American institution: the middle-ofnowhere roadside motel. In the book, Crabe investigates the seedier side of these residences of the transient, forgoing the more familiar viewpoint that portrays these places as not much more than cradles of kitsch. Crabe shows Motel Bizarre to be a hidden world of fantasy and sexual deviancy. The images are full of characters who exist on the fringes of society; neo-Nazis, transvestites, prostitutes and hired thugs are just a few of the inhabitants.
While Crabe presents the motel as a place where those who have seemingly no place in
society can indulge any or all of their urges, she does not make it a particularly terrifying place. In fact, Crabe’s photographs show a colorful group of characters that look as if they have finally found a home for their perversities. Housewives carouse with male strippers; a dominatrix and her slave enjoy a little BDSM; and a couple of young lesbian punk rockers are able to escape their families for the night. While attempting to demonstrate the loneliness that comes from transience, Crabe does not look down on these people—instead she turns them into antiheroes from a world that exists outside the margins of familiar society. [CM]
While preparing the forthcoming Scapegoat Publishing edition of Circus Parade I was able to purchase a copy of Ladies in the Parlor, one of the more scarce Tully novels. Since most of the copies available start at $400 (abebooks and amazon.com), I’ve produced a low priced paperback edition.
164 pages, 6″ x 9″, perfect binding, [...] Continue reading
We’ve just started feeding posts from our individual book blogs into this one. The purpose of this is to save us from having to copy and paste the same stuff on multiple blogs. We won’t be posting EVERYTHING from our book blogs, but we will funnel all the important stuff here to ScapegoatPublishing.com
We’re also automatically sending blog updates to our myspace page, so everything that pops up here will go over there as well.
So, expect more frequent updates on our projects as they roll along!
CARNIVORA – The Dark Art of Automobiles
May 3 – June 14, 2008
GRAND OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, May 3rd, 2008 at 7pm
10555 Victory Boulevard • North Hollywood, CA 91606 • 818-762-8488
L’IMAGERIE GALLERY proudly invites you to join in celebrating its inaugural exhibition at its spacious new location with a gala star-studded grand opening reception. The LA presentation of this incredible sampling of the world’s most notorious artistic renegades coincides with the official publication release of the book. L’IMAGERIE will have on hand for sale the first exclusive West Coast copies of the edition, a truly significant chronicle and commentary on arguably the most critically defining icon of modern civilization.
In addition to the 62 artists exhibited at Detroit’s ©POP Gallery, Carnivora book artists Eduard Anikonov, Steve Cerio, Chris Conte, Cam deLeon, Mike Diana, Brian Horton, Travis Louie, Eric Joyner, Craig LaRotonda, Shag, Greg “Stainboy” Reinel, Jeral Tidwell, Keith Weesner, and Robert Williams will join the exhibit at L’Imagerie Gallery, plus new original works are being produced for the show by Guy Aitchison, William B. Hand, David Trulli, Brian Viveros and Kenneth Williams.
Four excellent artists who came to our attention after the book went to press are creating new Carnivora paintings for the L’Imagerie Gallery exhibition: Ken Keirns, Chris Peters, Bart Powers and Charles Wish. If there will be a 2nd edition of Carnivora – The Dark Art of Automobiles, their paintings are certain to be added.