Aaron Becker: Illustrations from “Journey”

Aaron Becker: Illustrations from “Journey”

September 3-30, 2013

Hope & Feathers Gallery is thrilled to announce its September show: work by debut children’s author and illustrator Aaron Becker. “Journey”, a wordless picture book published by the award-winning Candlewick Press, follows the adventures of a lonely girl into an enchanting realm just beyond a magical door drawn on her bedroom wall. Publisher’s Weekly, in one of the book’s several starred reviews, writes “Wonder mixes with longing as the myriad possibilities offered by Becker’s stunning settings dwarf what actually happens in the story. Readers will be both dazzled and spurred on imagined travels of their own.” A Junior Library Guild selection, “Journey” has quickly captured the attention of the book world in what School Library Journal calls an “auspicious debut picture book.”

Becker’s background in film design for such studios as Lucasfilm, Disney, and Pixar informs the book’s rich watercolor illustrations. Several original pieces, along with prints, artist proofs, studies, dummy books, and thumbnail sketches will be on display, giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look at his process. Signed books will also be available for purchase.

The exhibition opens during the Amherst Art Walk on Thursday, September 5th from 5-8pm. An artist reception will be held on Saturday, September 7th from 4-7pm. The show can also be viewed Monday – Friday 10-6pm and Saturday 10-4pm through out the month of September.

Prints, original sketches and watercolors, and artist proofs are available for purchase in our online shop.