The last week: Precisionist Casual at Pocket Utopia, Kate Wadkins on ‘zines

“Precisionist Casual,” my solo show at Austin Thomas’s Pocket Utopia, is on view through Sunday, Februaray 17, so please stop by and have a look if you haven’t already.

On Sunday, concluding the events organized in conjunction with the exhibition (thanks Raphael Rubinstein for an excellent presentation on poetry and Zachary Keeting and Christopher Joy for sharing their Gorky’s Granddaughter videos) we’ve invited Kate Wadkins to hold forth about ‘zines. Here’s a little background about Kate from a 2011 profile that ran in Scoutmob:

Everyone around me growing up made zines, and zines have always been a
vital information source for me, so it was a natural progression. I am
really fond of the widespread access that zines afford by their low-cost
quality. As someone who works in print and collage, zines speak a lot
to my artistic process. I recently co-edited and published International Girl Gang Underground (IGGU) with Stacy Konkiel,
which was my first experience ever working on a compilation zine. IGGU
is an 82-page multimedia zine with a web component about feminist
cultural production twenty years after the riot grrrl movement and in
the wake of its legacy. The zine was tons of work but so rewarding.
There are lots of exciting things going on in the zine world: Cindy
Crabb of Doris is raising money to publish a new collection, The Doris Encyclopedia. I curate a zine and print collection at STOREFRONT called Brain Waves, which includes a lot of my favorite local artists and features many works by Pen Fifteen Press, a local press and studio. There is a ton of new work constantly being made in my community.

So stop by on Sunday and see what Kate has been up to lately. Should be very interesting…..

“Sharon Butler: Precisionist Casual, New Paintings,” Pocket Utopia, 191 Henry Street, Lower East Side, New York, NY. Through February 17, 2013.

Image above: Sharon Butler, Egress, 2013, pigment and binder, pencil, staples, stretcher bars, 12 x 12 inches. Private collection.


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