Sketch Work

Sketch Work is an artist’s book that one will revisit many times. Each glance brings another detail into focus or leads into another recurring theme ... it is such a timely, compelling publication that it could not have waited any longer.” —Anya Montiel, PhD for First American Art Magazine

Published by Rez Rabbit Press 2020

ISBN: 978-0-578-74239-7
Hardcover, 200 pages, 174 images

9.25 x 12.25 x 1 inches, 3 lbs 6 oz


Jim Denomie’s paintings are instantly recognizable for their animated colors and brush work depicting social, political and historical narrative, spiritual and erotic dreamscape, and creative portraiture. Beneath those vivid paintings are ideas often first captured as sketches. This book offers a glimpse into the more private experiences of Denomie’s imaginings, travels, dreams, and losses—both personal and societal. Featuring 174 sketches made over decades, and essays by fellow artist Andrea Carlson and curator Robert Cozzolino, this volume adds another layer to the understanding of the art work and the artist himself.

Introduction by Jim Denomie (full text) ︎︎︎

Essay by Robert Cozzolino (full text) ︎︎︎

Essay by Andrea Carlson (full text) ︎︎︎

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