Lonely Heart: The Art of Tara McPherson
Deluxe Hardcover Book
8.5" x 11", 119 Pages
2006Available for purchase here
Innocence and guilt. Mirth and sadness. Light and darkness. Love and hate. Art informed by life's duality. The compelling paintings and posters of Tara McPherson are a tour-de-force of creative tension, at once heartfelt and heartbreaking. Creating art about people and their odd ways, recalling many issues from childhood and adult life experience, McPherson creates images that are thought-provoking and seductive. People and their relationships are a central theme throughout her work. Tara's array of images includes numerous gig posters for rock bands, including Green Day, Modest Mouse, and Death Cab for Cutie, and advertising and editorial illustrations for a diverse group of clients. Her prints and paintings have been exhibited in galleries all over the world. Lonely Heart is the first printed collection of McPherson's work, a deluxe hardcover volume featuring her stunning silkscreen posters, illustrations, and personal works of fine art.
"Tara's disarming style gently takes your hand and leads you into a fantastical world of emotions both frightening and uplifting . . . her work, like our world, is never what it seems."
-Kory Kennedy, Design Director SPIN Magazine
“Tara’s pale, immaculate girls and cute creatures float through her compositions like bodies floating down a stream. Always expertly crafted, her art resides between innocent beauty and knowing sexuality.”
“At once pretty and perverse, poignant and punk rock, McPherson’s sleek paintings will buy you a drink, take you home and swallow you whole…one of the most original comic-book painters of the 21st century."
-Shelly Bond, Group Editor, VERTIGO/DC Comics
"Her subjects all seem to know something you don't."
Client: Dark Horse Press
Editor: Chris Warner