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step 1: 38; colour: 2

step 2: 3;   colour: 4

step 3: 67; colour: 2

step 4: 14; colour: 2

step 5: 42; colour: 3


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Portents, Jared Pappas-Kelley

Portents is the first book in Invert/Extant's artist books series as well as an ongoing series of sound pieces, video, drawings  and paintings. It is one part shipping forecast/oracle/number station in format, another part enigmatic image and sound composition by the artist Jared Pappas-Kelley. Subscribe and tune in for each week's installment and transmission.

"As an artist, that is often what I find myself attempting, to make a truth visible and to bring it into proximity, so that it might be perceived before sticking my finger in your eye (oops, sorry I never said it always works, but there must always be some risk involved). Holding up a thing for you and saying silently this is important, it means something..."

In support of this project and the (forthcoming) book Portents from I/E, the original Wooden Portent paintings are available for purchase through Invert/Extant from the atelier of the artist.

Jared Pappas-Kelley is an artist and writer. His visual work has exhibited internationally at places such as San Francisco MoMA, Mass MoCA, Five Years in London, Islington Mill in UK, and Glasgow International as part of the National Review of Live Art. His recent book Solvent Form: Art and Destruction was published by Manchester University Press, his collection To Build a House that Never Ceased: Writings, Interviews, and Letters on Art was released in August of 2020, and his novel Stalking America is forthcoming in 2021.

If you are interested in preordering this book, please drop us a note.

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