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.

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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


38 3 67 14 42

Portents, Jared Pappas-Kelley

Portents is the first book in Invert/Extant's artist books series. 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 instalment and transmission.

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

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