Cover | Roger Shelly
Black Chicken (fresco on wood). Roger Shelly, whose work is directly influenced by his 30-year career as an award-winning advertising art director, creates pieces that are oversized TV commercial storyboard frames or print ad comps. For his frescoes, Shelly mixes liquid and dry pigments, using old boards from a barn as his canvas. The drying cycle allows the medium to be sculpted and burnished before it sets. He then embellishes the pieces with historical or contemporary objects, resulting in artwork durable enough to hang outdoors. For more info or to view Shelly’s work: mesart.com or email@example.com.
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July 2011 Issue:
FEATURE | Head of the Class
UP FRONT | Kosherer Than Thou
SHOPPING AROUND | On the Water
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