Here at Hookedblog we have been big fans for a number of years now of the work of Canadian artist Troy Lovegates aka Other. We have featured the artist on the site a number of times over the years as we are big fans of the artists self produced publications and fanzines such as last years Forest Fire Book, as well as his multi-coloured lino print editions.
We were contacted by Ryan Thompson who is curator for OuterSpace a contemporary mobile art gallery in a converted moving truck based in Victoria, British Columbia Canada. Alongside the mobile Gallery project Ryan is also a publishers at Anteism who work with artists and galleries to produce exhibition catalogs, monographs and artist books. Ryan is currently working on three new projects for 2014 with Other, Luke Ramsey and Hiro Kurata. They plan to host exhibitions with each of the three artists and would like to produce an art book with each for their exhibitions. This is where they need our help.
Ryan currently has a Indiegogo campaign to raise funds to print the books and host the exhibits. They are also trying to get past the minimum funding goal to allow them to commission the artists to paint a mural during each of the exhibit. Work is well under way on the first prototype of the Troy Lovegates books (check out the clip below). Troy Lovegates has designed a pattern which was then cutout of 140lb acid free watercolour paper. The book is set to highlights 40 pages of recent drawings by artist and you can secure your copy of this limited edition book with a $35 donation towards their Indiegogo campaign fund.
Depending on your budget be it a $1 or $1000 there are various other perks on offer in exchange for your donation towards their fundraiser from t-shirts, tote bags, postcard, surprise prints as well as originals from all three artists. Go show some support on their Indiegogo campaign page and help Ryan make this project happen while picking up something nice for yourself.