Dimensions: 19.5 x 24 cm
Volume 1, 2 and 3 of artist book seriesThe Great American Vernacular Encyclopedia by Thomas Block Humery are now published and available for order.
The Sleeper is Volume 1 and the first chapter of The Great American Vernacular Encyclopedia shot across Utah state of United States between 2017 and 2020.
For more than a decade, Thomas Block Humery has been embarking on long, meandering missions across the United States with his 4x5 camera in tow, in search of nothing and everything. Guided by the whims of his eye or intuition, Humery strives to capture the latent transcendence of specific moments that are, alternatively, deceptively banal or traditionally sublime. This ongoing project, The Great American Vernacular Encyclopedia, refuses the sort of taxonomic hierarchy typically expected of such scientifically oriented surveys. Rather, Humery’s images, which float between the seemingly candid and self-consciously staged, are undergirded by a subliminal lexicon of compositional structures that upon extended viewing, begin to echo within the viewer’s mind, forever hinting at something that lies just beyond perception.
Explore Thomas Block Humery's first solo exhibition in Paris Memoranda featuring a selection of photographs from this ongoing project on view from 24 February to 23 March 2023.