Sunday, June 29, 2008

“Sequential Art: The Universal Language”

Graphic Novel Art and Illustration House, a gallery in New York City, are pleased to present:

“Sequential Art: The Universal Language”

A special exhibition and sale of Flemish Cartoon and Comic art, which will run from July 16 to August 20, 2008.

The exhibition will present over 100 paintings, illustrations, comic strips and book art by the five selected artists debuting in the United States: Jan Bosschaert, “NIX”, Ilah, Judith Van Istendael, and Olivier Schrauwen.

Belgium is the historic cradle of European comics, and it still generates talented artists. The show provides an introduction to the wide variety of contemporary Flemish illustration and comic culture.

The current selection of artists, who have all been published overseas, range from paintings by Jan Bosschaert to the highly sarcastic comic strips of “NIX”. Ilah's character Cordelia would blend in nicely with the women of “Sex and the City”. Van Istendael's psychological narratives blend the illustration and comic book genres, and Schrauwen's work for “My Boy” shows that Europeans also find inspiration in American classics like Winsor McCay, but with their own peculiar viewpoint.

The opening will be held on Wednesday July 16, 2008 at Illustration House from 4:00 - 8:00 pm, and the artists will be present. Illustration House is located at 110 West 25 Street in the Chelsea district of Manhattan.

For further information, contact
Zaddick Longenbach at (212) 966-9444 or (USA)
Carl Wyckaert +32/476.87.51.33 or (Belgium)