BOUND: Art Book and Zine Fest
Selection and Price List
Info and Prices
1. Showing face - $35
This book is the culmination of a collaborative project between myself, the Attic Youth Center, and the residents John C. Anderson Apartments funded by the City of Philadelphia Mural Art Program. The book is hand bound using a Japanese stab binding technique, and contains four small booklets that focus on particular aspects of the the Philadelphia LGBT experience across generations. It is a limited edition of less than 90 books.
2. Postcard (Red Door) - $3
3. Willing - $10
Willing is about vulnerability and strength and how the two are inextricably paired. Drawings of figures are paired with segments of a haiku that both work to illustrate both visually and conceptually ways in which we simultaneously guard and expose, defend and submit to forces beyond ourselves. That we show vulnerability in our power, and that there is power in our vulnerabilities.
4. Postcard (Southern Exposure Promo) - Free
5. Southern Exposure Issue 1: Confederati - $20
Issue 1 of SOUTHERN EXPOSURE focuses on the confederate flag a both an aesthetic object, despite being a carrier of a fraught legacy. As a southerner, and a black man, the symbol of the Confederate Battle Flag carries competing narratives. I find myself drawn to its aesthetic power, and sickened by what it represents.
This issue is meant to serve as a snapshot of a body of work, exploring the sometimes complicit and often resistant relationship I have with this symbol; and somehow be more at peace with where I am from in the process.
6. White -$10
White is a zine focusing on whiteness as a aesthetic and toys with the various notions of how "white" manifests itself in western culture. It is the oldest zine still available of whats present for the Philadelphia Art Book Fair.
7. Southern Exposure Issue 2: White K/Night - $15
Issue 2 of SOUTHERN EXPOSURE extends from where the White zine left off. The figures are uneasy placeholders, their coverings removing individuality, leaving only skin and form. It puts into question the agency of an anonymized figure, and brings forwards how the institutionalized identity does a lot of heavy lifting.
8. Southern Exposure Issue 3: Red Light - $15
The rich hue of Cadmium Red when spread thickly across a surface. The vivid flash of red of a warning light. The alluring glow of the red light district in Amsterdam. Issue 3 of Southern Exposure focuses on my personal love for the color red. Playing with its visual connotations we all have with the color.
9. Southern Exposure Issue 4: Vir Heroicus Sublimis
Issue 4 of SOUTHERN EXPOSURE : Vir Heroicus Sublimis ("Man, Heroic and Sublime") is a visual ode to the pioneers of color field painting and hard edged abstraction. Barnett Newman, who's famous work this issue is named after, often referenced the irrelevance of old value systems of beauty in a nuclear age capable of indescribable destruction. The only sublime experience modern humanity could depict in art, was the personal, or the phenomenological. The images of this issue draw inspiration from Newman and other notable pioneers of abstraction such as Kenneth Noland, Mark Rothko, and others.
9. Southern Exposure Issue 5: Wanderlust
Issue 5 of SOUTHERN EXPOSURE : Wanderlust focuses on exploring the navigating the natural world as an African American, and the fraught history behind the creation of the National Parks. Featuring landscapes from Scandinavia, and the American west, Wanderlust explores the connection between identity, history, and the natural world.
10. Southern Exposure Issue 6: CHROMA
Issue 6 of SOUTHERN EXPOSURE: Chroma deals exclusively with the formal qualities of colored light. The way it renders skin tone irrelevant and superimposes a new visual logic. Color has the ability to make time and space malleable, with the power to make the new appear as a memory, the memory to appear as new, and the familiar to feel alien. Dealing in color is playing with space and time.