I first met Tim Presley in 1997 when both of our hardcore punk bands were booked at the same garage show in Southern Califoria. We became quick friends, and a year later, his band would join mine for a joint East Coast tour. Tim was just as creative and inspiring then as he is now and it's been with so much admiration and joy to see his creativity flourish in all it's forms. He's prolific without pretension, and undeniably cool without any ego. I always catch him when he plays in New York, and he even took the time to graciously paint a mural in the shop's dressing room in 2018. So it's with great pride to have his book in the shop.
From Anthology Editions:
Under the Banner of Concern is a compilation of drawings and poetry from acclaimed artist and musician Tim Presley. Featuring art from Presley's 2019 exhibition in Chicago and Los Angeles - Under the Banner of Concern - the black ink drawings merge abstracted and expressionistic brush and line work, the latter of which breaks down figures into simple forms. Characterized by Presley's "every figure" symbology in their emptied out flat bodies and hollowed eye sockets, these figures are represented as both sexualized and mask-like. In addition to his exhibit drawings, the book also features previously unreleased artwork, as well as new poetry from Presley.
Tim Presley is a musician, producer, and artist based in San Francisco, who began his career with the hardcore punk bands Model American and The Nerve Agents. In addition to releasing music under his own name, he has also released albums under DRINKS (with Cate LeBon), W-X, and most notably as White Fence - which he has performed under since 2010. Presley has exhibited select artwork around the country, and previously published his art and poetry in You Don't Have Your Eyes Yet (2010) and Mush (2016).