Ward Shelley Charts the Taxonomy of Teenagers and Other Believers


In Ward Shelley’s collection of paintings, entitled “Unreliable Narrator” and now on view at Pierogi Gallery in Williamsburg, he tracks the history of various sets of believers and belief systems — from teenagers to science fiction to religious groups to the fluxus movement — in wildly colorful, often almost anatomical-looking flow charts, examining how one idea grows into another, and the nature of the stories we as eternal believers tell ourselves (our own mind being the unreliable narrator here). Click though to check out some of Shelley’s work, then head over to the gallery’s website to see larger versions and even more — or, of course, you could always go check them out in real life.


Fluxus Diagram

People of the Book

Just Cause

[via Animal]