Brion's first book has been published by The Journal of Experimental Fiction.
It is titled "Xanthous Mermaid Mechanics" and can be purchased on Amazon.com.
"Brion Poloncic has given us an exceptional, unmitigated, and idiosyncratic book.
Xanthous Mermaid Mechanics pushes at all of our preconceptions and misconceptions
not only about the idiosyncratic self, but also about art . Artists and iconoclasts are too often and too
easily cast as outsiders, and Outsider Art has become somewhat of a commodity
with so-called "outsiders" who seem to market their "outsidedness" for monetary gain. One
wonders if in some cases the outsider stance isn't merely a con. But with Poloncic, we see
the real thing, and it is beautiful and scary, marvelous and delightful, yet also angry, insecure,
self-doubting. In other words, this is as human as it gets. And sometimes it is as humorous
as it gets as when, in the depths of his artistic quest, Poloncic begins channeling William S.
Burroughs, who dictates a manuscript to him, or when he realizes that all we really need to get
through our lives successfully is a sequence of form letters. Although it is deliciously funny, the work
is, simply put, both charming and discombobulating, which is a note that rings absolutely true to the
- Eckhard Gerdes, author of Hugh Moore and My Landlady The Lobotomist
Brion Poloncic is represented by:
Gallery 72 Contemporary Art
1806 Vinton Street
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