Traverse!, by David Schulz, Light Rail Press, ISBN# 978-0-9828666-0-3, 64 pages, 4-color (Indigo Press), Casebound, 8 x 10”, edition of 50. August, 2010, $60. To purchase, please email Press Release Here

Traverse! reveals the story of a man seeking and failing to orient himself in a photographic image of his parents. His sense of temporal continuity is fractured in his realization that the process of remembering is not an activity that takes place in the past, but is a review in the present of images that point towards a different time. Establishing a parallel narrative of image and text, this photo-bookwork considers the activity of seeing and remembering within the context of navigation. Traversing the repetitions, rhythms, and variations of these images, viewers may find themselves encountering uncanny echoes of physical reality. The man’s apprehension of things in the world—trucks, doorways, and fences—cut across a ground that consists of equal parts actuality and artifice. He is left with the sense that images lead only to more images.

David Schulz is an artist, graphic designer, and teacher who recently relocated to Seattle from Brooklyn in order to develop Light Rail. His photo-bookworks are in many collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Walker Art Center, the Getty Research Library, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among others. He has exhibited his work extensively in New York at galleries and museums such as the Brooklyn Museum, Pierogi 2000, the Front Room, Gigantic Art Space, and the Cellar Gallery. He has taught at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. Last spring he curated the exhibition, Photo-Bookworks, at the Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College.