Cinders Gallery

Cinders Gallery Big Box Set #6

Cinders Gallery

Cinders Gallery Big Box Set #6

Date

2013

Media

Collage, Digital print, Hand-painting, Ink, Inkjet, Pencil, Photo, Silkscreen, Xerox

Binding

Box set, Hand-sewn, Pamphlet, Stapled

Location

Brooklyn, NY


View Collectors

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)

Cinders began as an artist-run gallery on Havemeyer St. in Brooklyn, NY.  We thought about what our own model for an art gallery would be like. Replacing the coldness with warmth, everyone would be invited to sit around the fire and partake. We decided to make our own perfect space with murals and weird hours and wearable sculptures. It was apparent that there was quite a significant community out there who felt the same way and so we were inspired to start bringing these like-minded people together under one roof. As we searched for the right location, our house literally burned down in front of us, leaving us tragically homeless but also putting the requisite “fire” under our asses to quickly make it a reality. Thus “Cinders” was born; born out of a tragedy, the urgency of life, and a basic DIY tenet: If you are unhappy with the way others are doing it, you just have to do it yourself.

For more than six years, we held monthly exhibitions showing hundreds of artists from all over the world – New York, Providence, Philadelphia, Berlin, France, Chile, Japan, Oakland, Toronto, Gainesville, Montreal, North Carolina, San Francisco, LA… There was always a constant curated selection of artist-made books, prints, records, and odd objects in the back — stuff we loved. It was a long series of seemingly endless amounts of amazing people doing amazing things. Then suddenly in 2011, the rent nearly doubled after our lease was up. Our neighborhood had been rezoned for developers to build luxury condos which helped raise the rents and pushed a lot of our friends out. With no real leg to stand on, we left the space and, discouraged by rent prices in NY, went mobile.

We opened up the doors in the summer of 2004 and have been running with it ever since, always evolving and challenging ourselves and all the ways art can be shown. We are not in one location, but use other spaces and places to do what we do.

–Sto Len, Cinders Gallery Co-Director

Box Contents:
1. Illnesstrations by Mike Taylor
Out of print zine by this NY-based artist who combines raw drawings with smart text and dry humor.
Silkscreen zine, 8.5 x 5.5 in., 32 p. 2008.

2. Who’s Gonna Empty The Catbox??? by Mel Kadel and Travis Millard
LA artists Travis and Mel team up together to make this book of humorous drawings that portray everyday life as only these two can draw it.
Zine, 8.25 x 5.5 in., 56 p. Edition 169/220, signed on inside back cover. 2011.

3. 14 Regular Polygons Approach A Circle by Karl Larocca, Kayrock Screenprinting
Geometric abstractions form the basic narrative of this conceptual book by the owner of Kayrock Screenprinting in Brooklyn.
Hand-printed silkscreen book, 6 x 4.75 in., 16 p. Edition of 100. 2008.

4. Vehicles Of The Ancients by Mike Pare, Kayrock Screenprinting
Mini book that features the exquisite paintings of New Mexico artist Mike Pare.
Silkscreen hand-printed book, 6.25 x 4.5 in.,16 p., Edition 76/100, initialed, numbered, and dated on last page. 2008.

5. Black Hair by Chris Uphues, Kayrock Screenprinting
Chris Uphues is a painter and street artist best known for his smiling hearts that have been plastered throughout the streets of America. in book form, Chris Uphues allows his drawings to take on a fun narrative ride.
Silkscreen hand-printed book, 6 x 4.5 in., 16 p., Edition 12/100, numbered and signed on inside back cover. 2008.

6. 2012 — When Prophecy Meets Proof by Ben Beaudoin, Kayrock Screenprinting
Fun conspiracy/conceptual artist’s book that focuses on the Mayan Prophecy which is the belief that 2012 is the “End Date” and that we have now entered into the New World Age.
Silkscreen hand-printed book, 6 x 4.75 in., 16 p., Edition 38/100, signed and numbered on inside back cover. 2012.

7. Dawn by Baron Asher Wand Von Wuste and images by Eli “Smhoak Mosheein” Lehrhoff, Kayrock Screenprinting
Story written by “Baron,” which is the pen name of Brooklyn musician Kid Millsions aka John Colpitts, best known as drummer of the band Oneida. Geometric abstractions drawn by Eli Lehrhoff in this collaboration.
Silkscreen hand-printed book, 5.75 x 4.5 in., 16 p., Edition 61/100, signed and numbered by writer and artist on inside back cover.

8. Pasado-Oscuro by Juan Echeverry, Fantasma
Colombian visual artist and tattooist, Juan Echeverry combines his raw flash imagery with design elements and comic influences to create a Columbian take on zine making.
Zine, 5 x 5 in., 20 p., Edition of 100. 2013.

9. Gaylord Phoenix #1 by Edie Fake
Edie Fake has made a name for himself amongst zine and comic makers for this series of wildly fun, fantastical, and erotic transgender-themed stories that make for a powerful political-minded and sex-positive sentiment in the guise of a beautifully drawn comic.
Hand printed book, 8.5 x 5.5 in., 36 p. 2009.

10. Combining Our Explosives by Sto Len
One of a kind, hand-bound and painted book of sumi ink drawings by Sto Len. Using chance operations, Sto takes each of his ink drawings and folds them into another drawing, creating unplanned interactions between each hand-painted page.
Hand-painted book, 9 3/8 x 6 4/8 in., 14 p. Edition 1/1. 2013.

11. Motors by Gary Kachadourian
Gary Kachadourian is a Baltimore artist who makes theme-oriented books that feature obsessive drawings on any given subject. This time he focuses on motors.
Inkjet-printed book, 8.5 x 5.5 in., 20 p. 2009.

12. Limitless Range by Kelie Bowman
Fold-out risograph book with Kelie’s thoughtful text.
Risograph accordion fold-out, 6 x 4 inches closed, 6 x 15 5/8 inches open, Edition 26/50. 2013.

13. Advertsement Catalogue by Noel Freibert
Baltimore comic artist makes amazing silk-screened books and this is a prime example of his humorous, DIY comics.
Screenprint book, 7 x 5.5 in., 16 p. Edition 59/133, numbered on inside back cover. 2009.

14. Corporeal Breach by Chris Day
Chris Day brings a dark edge to these mysterious self-published books of black and white drawings coupled with compelling snippets of intriguing text.
Book, 8.5 x 7 in., 16 p. 2011.

15. Price Tapes by Mikey Z
Providence, RI artist makes cryptic, chaotic comics in this out of print self-published book.
Xerox zine, 8.5 x 7 in., 20 p. 2013.

16. Battled For The New Disorder, Pixel Junk Destructoid by Pakito Bolino, Haven Press
Book by the French artist Pakito Bolino, founder of Le Dernier Cri.
Silkscreen book, 10 x 10 in., 10 p. Edition of 80. 2009.

17. Untitled by Sto Len
Spiral-bound book of xerox paintings, 11 x 8.5 in., 16 p.

18. Day Book by Kelie Bowman
Kelie continues to explore the human condition with her use of conceptual imagery and materials. With Daybook, she uses charts and accounting paper to focus on the theme of growth in a larger context. Hand-bound, risograph, watercolor and stamp on found ledger paper.
Risograph book with hand-colored and rubber-stamped pages on Ledger paper, 9 x 12 in., 21 p. Edition 26/50. In manila envelope with unique painting, 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, signed numbered and titled on verso.

19. Mr. Cellar’s Attic by Noel Freibert, E.T. Press
Neo horror mania via: Poe, Lovecraft, Gordon, only how Freibert can, Smells like old man. Feels like wet box. Looks like overdue Christmas present. Out of Print.
Silkscreened zine, xerox insert, 11.25 x 8.5 in., 10 p., Edition of 200. 2010.

20. Lichen Ocean by Jeremy Taylor and Allyson Mellberg 
Collaborating artist couple Jeremy and Allyson make drawings, paintings, prints, and books that feature natural inks and a sly commentary on our relationship to animals and the environment. Without getting too sappy, they are able to drive home serious points while maintaining a lot of fun and humor in the process. Sewing machine bound with silkscreened cover and individual pages.
Silkscreen and relief prints, pencil drawings on recycled paper, fold-out poster, 8.5 x 7 in., 64 p. Edition 17/100, signed and numbered on inside back cover. 2012.

21. Followers of Sound by Chris Duncan; Rich Jacobs; Andrew M Scott
These 3 California –based artists share common influences of skateboarding, punk music, and fanzines. This book is an amalgamation of their love for these forms which features classic music-related fanzine spreads, Xeroxed-to-death photos of bands, personal writing, and a silkscreened cover.
Xerox, digital print, and silkscreen zine with removable postcard, 7.5 x 8.75 in., 50 p. Edition 60/99, numbered inside back cover.

22. Until We Meet Again from The Flood Series by Kelie Bowman
Conceptually re-imagining the end of this charming found book with the visualization of flood overtaking its pages, painter Kelie Bowman painstakingly hand silk-screened each page for this appropriated piece of book art. 
Silkscreen book, 7 x 4 in., 144 p. Unique. 2013.

23. Rav #8 by Mickey Zachilli
Mickey is one of the premier underground comic artists and Rav is her ongoing series.
After beating up Wet Rick, Juice sneaks out of the meat case. Meanwhile, Sally is still being an asshole and the Snake Prince finds an unlikely friend in Polo. The kitten remains unnamed.
Riso-action hand-printed black and white digest, color covers, 8.5 x 5.5 in., 76 p. Edition of 420. 2013.

24. Spirit World by Conor Stechschulte
Conor Stechschulte’s beautiful drawings depict magical woods in this narrative-based comic by the burgeoning Baltimore artist. 
5.5 x 7.5 in., 34 p.  

25. Whack by Lump Collective
Raw and black and white drawings form this North Carolina collective of artists.
Handprinted zine, spray-painted covers, 8.5 x 5.5 in., 60 p. 

26. Combining Our Explosives by Sto Len 
One of a kind, hand-bound and painted book of sumi ink drawings by Sto Len. Using chance operations, Sto takes each of his ink drawings and folds them into another drawing, creating unplanned interactions between each hand-painted page.
Hand-painted book, 9 3/8 x 6 4/8 in., 14 p. Edition 1/1. 2013.

27. Haunted Forest by Mickey Z
A comic by Providence artist Mickey Z  about following your dreams into a haunted Forest. Three colors on white paper. Observe the miraculous and subtle, the violet ink. Meet “the fox man”, he appears to be the only guy in the forest, he is there to tell you the stuff and do jiu-jitsu with you, if you want. Then what??? This comic features special BONUS story, “the fox man’s beautiful body”…
8.5 x 5.5 in., 22 p. 2013

28. Seti by Ben Voss 
Nineteen abstract drawings inspired by a drawing and the word “SETI” found on a wall inside of a garage in an industrial section of the artist’s neighborhood. Voss explains that the word, SETI, could be a name, but is also a common acronym for “Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.” The graffiti is a jumping off point for this zine’s series of illustrations. Voss copies the initial drawing and then gradually abandons it with each new sketch, the final image a swatch of starry night sky.
Book with postcard, 8.5 x 5.5 in., 22 p. Edition 14/50. 2013.

29. My Best Pet by Noel Freibert 
EC Horror Comics-inspired romp through Noel’s crazy world. Silkscreened and limited edition, self-published by closed caption comics, a Baltimore zine publisher.
8.5 x 7 in., 32 p. 2009.

30. Deelimoo Dee by Moulinex 
Loose leaf publication, each page folds out to a large double-sided poster, with a 15 track CD-R inside. Silkscreened in two colours by legendary French publishers Le Dernier Cri.
Silkscreen book, 9.75 x 9.75 in., 10 p. Edition of 200.

31. Ecstatic Peace Poetry Journal #5 edited by Thurston Moore
Out of print poetry chapbook curated by Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth.
11 x 8.5 in., 44 p. Edition of 300. 2003.

32. Sleep Talking by Todd Jordan 
This is the second in a series of ten books published between 2009 and 2011 by Decathlon Books in New york. Each book features the work of a single artist, designer, or photographer currently producing interesting and challenging work in their chosen medium. Out of print.
Book, 11 x 8.5 in., 68 p. Edition of 600. 2008. 

33. What Kind of Magic Spell to Use? by Matthew Thurber
Hilarious handmade out of print zine by Brooklyn artist Matthew Thurber that follows David Bowie’s recording session for his classic film Labyrinth. 
Zine, 11 x 8.5 in., 16 p. Edition 109/200, numbered on inside back cover. 

This box set is made possible in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.