Last night, AM was fortunate enough to attend Brendan Monroe’s (interviewed) opening and book signing at the Park Life Store in San Francisco.  Brendan, who is soft spoken, modest and rather inviting, cheerfully signed and doodled copies of his new book, b. monroe. The monograph is a stunning look into the artist’s mind, diving deep into the microcosmos of Brendan’s work. Compiling his sculpture and paintings from 2005 to 2007, the book perfectly captures the scope of Brendan’s world, made all the more impressive by the figuratively small size of its subjects. The phlegmatic ethos of Monroe’s red blood cell-like creatures as they impassively battle the slab, sludge and slush (and paint scrapings) eventually becomes as uplifting and transcendent as Monroe’s buoyant human-like characters. Highly Recommended.  The showing runs till mid week, more photos after the jump.

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