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Matt Kish is a self-taught artist, and a librarian. He has been drawing since before he could read, and has never stopped. He has published Moby-Dick in Pictures: One Drawing for Every Page (Tin House Books, 2011) and illustrated Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, The Alligators of Abraham by Robert Kloss, The Desert Places by Amber Sparks & Robert Kloss, and The Revelator by Robert Kloss. His art has also appeared in the magazines The Chicagoan, Salt Hill Journal, The Turnip Truck(s), and the Japanese art and literature journal Monkey. Last year his work was the subject of a large two artist exhibit at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati titled “Chasing the Whale and Other Endless Pursuits: Matt Kish and Robert Del Tredici.” He is currently at work re-copying the entire text of Herman Melville’s short novel Benito Cereno while also illustrating every page as well as creating an original painting for each of the 184 named dead in Homer’s epic poem The Iliad.


October 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
December 22, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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Lawrence Arts Center
940 New Hampshire St
Lawrence, KS 66044 United States
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