RJ Rushmore at Vandalog has once again made a very astute and (from what I've seen) novel comparison between the cut-and-paste aesthetics of zine making and video art. Please read the article at the blog to get the full picture.
September 28th, 2013 | By RJ Rushmore
If you're in the DC / Baltimore Metro area, please come out to the Emerge Art Fair October 3-6 at the Capitol Skyline Hotel.
Adam Void & Chelsea Ragan will be debuting their new sculptural installation, "Freedom Is Not For Sale," an active installation exploring nomadic cultures, makeshift homesteads, and life "off the grid." This folk-art Wunderkammer highlights the beautiful struggle of life on the road by coupling handcrafted treasures with found oddities.
The work will be located beside the pool, so come through, enjoy the last warm days of 2013, and see a well-curated collection of the world's emerging artists and galleries.
Emerge Art Fair
Capitol Skyline Hotel
10 “I” Street, SW
Washington D.C., DC 20024
(Cross Street is S Capitol Street SE)
Big Thanks to Kieran Sage for including two pages of artwork from Adam Void in the new issue of Anarkitty.
Anarkitty is a DIY zine about Queer and Anarchist artwork, writings, and cats.
**Adam Void's print, "Mental Hygiene Warrant" was chosen by juror, Bill Fick, to remain on exhibit until November 30th. Please go by Asheville Bookworks to see the full exhibit of Mr. Fick's selections.
Asheville BookWorks is pleased to announce an inaugural event, PrintOcracy, conceived as a biennial printmaking exhibit featuring works on paper with emphasis on contemporary print culture. Prints including one or more of the following printmaking processes will be shown: all forms of relief printing including letterpress; screen printing; engraving; intaglio; lithography; and alternative print processes.
Adam Void will be showing three new hand painted screen prints along with other contemporary printmakers from around the country.
PrintOcracy Weekend opens Friday, August 30, reception 6 – 9 PM
PrintOcracy will feature juror, Bill Fick, a printmaker who lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He is the founder/director of Supergraphic, a new open to the public printmaking studio in Durham, North Carolina. He is also a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies at Duke University where he teaches drawing, comics and zines. His work has been exhibited from New York City to Seoul, South Korea and can be found in the collections of the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts; The New York Public Library, New York, New York; and the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University. In 1993 Fick was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship and in 1995 a North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship. Fick is also co-author with Beth Grabowski of Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials and Processes published by Laurence King Publishing, London.
Thursday August 1st, Brooklyn's Fitness Center for Arts & Tactics will host the second installment of videos from the Videobomb collection.
This Summer's collection focuses on the central imagery of Water & Chaos.
Summer Saga Artists showing videos include: JACQUELINE CASTEL, GREEM JELLYFISH, JAMES MOORE, KAT SCHNEIDER, GILLURES SOUTHERN, ALEXANDRA VELASCO, VELVETEEN, & ADAM VOID.
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Floodplain: Manmade by Adam Void
Space Idea Tapes, an amazing DIY Noise / Experimental / Outsider tape label is putting together 30+ acts to play 15 minute sets of strange fruit.
If you find yourself in the armpit of the Dirty South, please come out to witness Adam Void and many other degenerates act a fool and break eardrums.
Conundrum Music Hall
626 Meeting St West Columbia, SC 29169
This Friday June 7, Firestorm Café & Books will host the political printmaking of two nationally exhibited, alternative artists. Chelsea Ragan & Adam Void are both MFA recipients from MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) in addition to being Asheville residents and political activists. The prints exhibited this June at Firestorm, will comprise two separate bodies of work; Chelsea Ragan’s combination screen print / woodblock print / painting / drawings graphically detail police shootings of young black males from across the country, and Adam Void’s hand-painted screen prints state the facts of important national news stories that have been swept under the rug of mainstream corporate media.
Chelsea Ragan’s artmaking process begins with meticulous research of, in this case, 23 “unarmed black males killed by the cops.” Her frank and to-the-point description of the lives and deaths of the twenty-three individuals are made more personal with the inclusion of hand-drawn portraits and the unifying framework of the morning newspaper. Chelsea was born and raised in South Georgia, and concentrates her work on “the civil actions and racial oppression of yesterday and today.”
Adam Void is a fifteen-year veteran of the graffiti underground, a dedicated traveler and freight train hopper, and a political activist. His series, “Newsprints”, are made through a unique process of silk screening hand-painted graphics and removable vinyl lettering. The literary quality of this series is emphasized through the text heavy graphic design and choice of paper culled from antique books. Adam is originally from the Southern U.S., but has spent many years in New York as a seminal member of the Brooklyn Street Art movement, and concentrates his work on “the margins of society and bringing those realities to an audience that may not otherwise be able to see them.”
New Prints / Newsprints * Black Male / Blackmail
D.I.Y. Political Printmaking from Chelsea Ragan & Adam Void
Reception: Friday, June 7th 5-8pm
Open: Friday, June 7 th – Sunday, June 30th
The Museum of the City of New York is currently showing Activist New York, an exhibition exploring the history of social activism in NYC.
As part of the show, MCNY has posted a blog documenting the current state of citizen activism in New York City. Images from the blog are then projected on the gallery walls in the Puffin Foundation Gallery as a part of Activist New York.
Adam Void's "Mental Hygeine," a three-color screen print depicting the NYPD's decision to hunt down and detain mentally ill New Yorkers, was chosen as a part of their contemporary activist documentation.
Check it out on their blog, or in person at the gallery.
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
New York, NY 10029
June 7 – 28th * Western Art Agencies of North Carolina, Traveling Postcard Show * The ARTery * Asheville, NC
From June 7th to 28th, the Asheville Area Arts Council Gallery will host the Western Arts Agencies of North Carolina (WAANC) Traveling Postcard exhibition.
The Traveling Postcard exhibition presents over 80 postcard-sized artworks created and donated by Western North Carolina artists, including 20 Buncombe County artists.
The intention of this exhibition is to increase public awareness of local artists, the role of the Asheville Area Arts Council plays in our community, and as a fundraiser for both WAANC and the Asheville Area Arts Council.
Featuring the work of Asheville artists: Wendy Whitson, Gayle Whalen, Valeria Watson-Doost, Tracey Schmidt, Lara Nguyen, Mark Flowers, Paul Moberg, Ryan Pratt, Joyce Thornburg, Jennifer Gordon, Holly de Saillan, Gary Whalen, Fleta Monaghan, Adam Void, Bet Kindley, Carly Greene, Cheryl Keefer, Christina Melton, Eli Corbin, Jason Rafferty, Linda Block, and Dennis Chew.
Opening Reception for the exhibit will take place on June 7, 2013 from 6:00 – 9:00pm.
346 Depot Street
Asheville, NC 28801