W. Tucker has created the story of stories in this series of drawings on found materialsnot in the sense of this being the greatest of all stories, but literally of its being a story of many stories, and none of them complete. As his ground, Tucker has taken tattered old book covers and sun-bleached pages come unglued from the novels to which they once belonged, and he has drawn childlike figures atop them, putting in play characters like Man-Dog, Girly Bird, Mr. Highpants, Yellow Face, and Avanelle Tye. Each drawing acts as a moment in a narrativebeginning, middle or endand together they compel both in material and figurative ways, tapping into the pleasure of scribbling on books, making up nonsense people, and imagining the stories behind the pictures. The whole, in its narrative interruption, wondrously recalls Italo Calvinos great novel of novels, If on a Winters Night a Traveler , in which the brilliant Italian writer strung together the first chapters of a dozen imaginary novels, leaving the reader always wanting more and more and more, but without ever engendering any kind of dissatisfaction. In creating a visual counterpart to this strategy, W. Tucker has pulled off a similar kind of magic, feeding the viewers desire but without ever truly satiating itwhich is, of course, the only way to really keep desire in play.