Published on the occasion of the “Team Macho: Fancy Action Now” solo exhibition at Magic Pony Gallery, 2007.
Fancy Action Now documents the prolific works of Team Macho over the past three years. Team Macho express a unique attitude toward collaboration, a highly competitive spirit where the very nature of their alliance revolves around thwarting and subverting each other’s contributions.
With a penchant for humble, unconventional materials like dollar-store watercolours and thrift-shop frames, Team Macho`s work conveys a decidedly unorthodox and individual approach. Exploring several key elements in their artistic process – camaraderie, geeky bravado, the creation of a personal culture laden with absurdity, inside jokes, sabotage, fluorescence, raquetry, and most importantly, fanciness, Fancy Action Now unleashes Team Macho`s true pansy awesomeness.
Introduction by Paul Dallas, Dean of Illustration, Ontario College of Art & Design and artists interview with Gary Taxali, award-winning illustrator.
140 pages, full color, over 200 illustrations