I wanted to put together an update of some cool things I’m doing soon to which I want to invite you all.
This summer I’ve been working on three new zines, all to be debuted at New York Art Book Fair, curated by Printed Matter, Inc., on Packet Biweekly table A09:
- Encounters - a collection of eight short stories published by Slow Youth (launch details below)
- Mile High Club - a collaborative summer-themed zine of photographs with Angela Cherry
- Here Are Your Photo Memories - a set of unbound posters of recent collages
A departure from earlier more autobiographical works with names and facts unabridged, with Encounters I was very interested in the artifice engrained into daily interaction, the failure of the public body to portray real desire. Internal dialogues that manifest as a result narrate each piece. Culling information from interactions I’ve observed in public sectors, online, and in my own personal relationships, each story is a product of several unrelated interactions and experiences, creating a new fictional narrative. The interactions among characters feel stunted and awkward—- a veneer obstructs a potential for intimacy. Encounters' cover is a collaboration with artist Bridget Collins.
Mile High Club follows Angela’s and my work of the past two summers. Often placed on opposite ends of the photographic spectrum by our peers, we’ve always felt we spoke a similar language with our images. We’re both natural collectors and so found it necessary to pool our often overlapping collections of photographs. We’d like to call the collections ongoing, our friendship one primary subject.
Here Are Your Photo Memories is comprised of some new, experimental collages of family photographs and art textbook clippings, some drawn directly from my own personal mood boards. In my own photographic practice I am intensely interested in the history of art through prints and painting, more personal and familial histories through photography, and the ways in which the two histories influence one another. With these collages I wanted to express these interests quite literally—I thought it would be funny to place an image of my dad dressed as a nurse on Halloween next to a picture of Judus kissing Jesus, but in doing so, also discuss earnestly the nature and conventions of images of people.
MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens
On View: Sept 25 - 28
Opening Preview: Thurs Sept 25, 6-9PM
Encounters Launch: Sat Sept 27, 3PM, presented by Packet Biweekly, Table A09
Aside from the Book Fair business, I also recently moved some of my practice into a studio in Greenpoint with Anthony Cudahy
, where we along with several other talented folks will both be participating in Greenpoint Open Studios
. Please stop by, check out some new work, and (maybe) grab a bite of quiche we’re planning to make!
Greenpoint Open Studios:
473 Porter Av, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
On View: Sat Oct 4 & Sun Oct 5, 12-6PM
Directions to studio: the B48 drops you off at Apollo and Nassau, which is only a few blocks away from the studio. The G and L both have stops (G: Nassau, L: Graham) relatively close, but are a bit of a walk. Here’s the studio on a map.
Hope to see your faces at these events! Please bring friends and thoughts.
lil teaser of me and @angelamcherry ‘s summer zine to be released at @printedmatterinc ‘s NY art book fair (: #nyabf