The line to purchase a book was several dozen deep while down below in the gallery, Balazs had already begun signing the gorgeous volume that accompanies his retrospective at the MAC. Ever clever, Balazs even numbered his signatures to correspond with the individually numbered/signed, hand-pulled prints that will appear in EACH book. The man is unstoppable!

Of course any exhibition at the MAC is an opportunity to run into friends and colleagues and this was no exception. The gallery was packed, as was the outdoor reception area. So crowded it was hard to see all the amazing artwork.

One of my favorite things was the inclusion of a portion of his studio.  Imagine looking in the kitchen of Julia Child or the science lab of Louis Pasteur.  It's a rare glimpse into how a mind works. Awesome.

For more info and a great visual/essay in Inlander, click here.

For a podcast from KYRS radio, featuring Harold, video artist Tom Dukich, and MAC arts curator, Ben Mitchell, click here.