Michael St. John
These Days 
Special Edition
A text by Patrick Owens
Karma, New York, 2013
210 pages, Hardcover
11 × 8 12 inches
Special Edition of 50

“And while it might be tempting or easy to dismiss St. John’s works as purposefully opaque and inscrutable remixes of art history and pop culture, they are not. They are wonderfully seductive, deeply personal, accessible celebrations of the familiar and sometimes uncomfortable landscape of Americana.”

These Days offers a comprehensive look at Michael St. John’s work over the last decade. His cheerful approach to somewhat sinister subject matter can be traced through multiple periods and finds it’s foothold in the current cultural climate of middle America. With no shortage of inspiration, St. John has created an oeuvre that is unmistakably his own.