'If you don't like this book you don't like me.': Paul Thek @ The Modern Institute, GlasgowJuxtapoz // Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Paul Thek, an artist who has been widely exhibited in the past couple decades, is often most notably recognized for his 1964 exhibition Technological Reliquaries, often referred to glibly as his "meat pieces" that consisted of varying sculptures resembling flesh. The current show of his work at the Modern Institute in Glasgow (on view until June 2nd) displays a select thirty-five notebooks following this successful exhibition. The notebooks form the center of the show, occupying the central floor space within vitrines, open to pages that indicate related material to the artworks on view. The notebooks as a whole reveal a varying combination of the artist's deeply personal thoughts, professional aspirations, thorough ruminations of life and meaning, as well as sketches, drawings, and watercolors. The show follows a path of notes, revealing the artist's inner thoughts correlated with his artistic output.