We are very excited to release the first volume of CONGEALED, an art book featuring new work from MAT BRINKMANC.F.CHRIS POTTINGER,NATE YOUNG and BILL NACE. Produced as a visual accompaniment to a festival in Detroit under the same name. This book has been assembled to celebrate solo experimental musicians who express themselves through drawing and painting. 

Professionally printed using 4-color process, silver reflective ink on the cover, 36 pages measuring 6" x 9". This book is sure to please anyone interested in the visual output of these five multidisciplinary artists, as it is rare to collect them together within the pages of one book. 

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Curated by 2012 Kresge Fellow Chris Pottinger, Congealed: A Festival of Solo Experimental Sound and Art features live performances by Cotton Museum, Nate Young, Bill Nace, and Christopher Forgues (C.F.), and a video w/ live soundtrack by Mat Brinkman. Pottinger's curated concert celebrates solo experimental musicians, local and national, who express themselves through drawing, painting and video.


We recently received a gorgeous zine (and sticker) in the mail from Chris Pottinger, head of Detroit-based Tasty Soil Records and Art. Featuring the work of C.F., Nate Young, Chris (Pottinger) himself, Mat Brinkman, and Bill Nace (plus a contribution from Elaine Barry Kahn), it’s an awesome collection of illustrations that are visceral and intriguing. I was immediately absorbed by the zine, thanks in part to its green cardstock cover with meticulous silver ink drawings and the beautiful layout that pulls them together.

One of the highlights for me was Chris’s illustrations — they’re filled with intricately detailed creatures that drip and ooze with various bodily fluids, while multitudes of hanging, somewhat-human-looking body organs decorating their exteriors. They are not unlike an accident that you can’t look away from. I also found Mat’s work particularly interesting — it also deals with vague human forms, but represents them with multiple layers of colored patterns that look like nervous systems and fingerprints at the same time. The transparent layers slide together to create a striking and vibrant palette against their black background.
— Decoder Magazine