Cinders Gallery

Cinders Gallery Box Set #5

Cinders Gallery

Cinders Gallery Box Set #5

Date

2014

Media

Facsimile, Hand-painting, Photo, Silkscreen, Spray paint, Xerox

Binding

Accordion, Box set, Hand-sewn, Stapled

Location

Brooklyn, NY


View Collectors

Ringling School of Art and Design

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 Set Contents:
1. 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 11/50. 2013.

2. Adventures in Prayer 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. 
Found book with silkscreen, 6 7/8 x 4 1/8 in, 128 p. Unique, signed, and numbered inside of recto.

3. 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.

4. Black Hair by Chris Uphues
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 10/100, numbered and signed on inside back cover. 2008.

5. 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 93/100, signed and numbered on inside back cover. 2012.

6. 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 the 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 62/100, signed and numbered by writer and artist on inside back cover.

7. 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 75/100, initialed, numbered, and dated on last page. 2008.

8. 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.

9. Gaylord Phoenix #2 by Edie Fake
Edie’s infamous comic zine about the adventures of a transgendered protagonist is full of fantastical drawings that are able to be both psychedelic and political at the same time. In this print issue, The Gaylord Pheonix killed his love in the desert and then flees to Pyramid City.
Xerox book, 8.5 x 5.5 in., 48 p.

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

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. 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 171/220, signed on inside back cover. 2011.

16. 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.

17. 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., 56 p. Edition 42/99, numbered inside back cover.

18. Default State Network published by Land and Sea
Features the work of Glen Baldridge, Alex Dodge, Chris Duncan, Elise Ferguson, Joseph Hart, Andrew Schoultz, Leslie Shows, Ryan Wallace, and Will Yackulic. This book was released in tandem with the exhibition Default State Network curated by Ryan Wallace at Raid Projects.
Printed book, spray-painted edge, special mirrored pages, 7.75 x 9 in., 76 p. Edition of 100. 2010.

19. Amber is For Caution by Valerie Phillips
Valerie Phillips’ sixth book documents the life of a young woman and follows Amber, an ex-model, as she studies to become a surgical technician in Kentucky. Valerie is an intensely personal photographer.
Book of full-color printed photographs, 8.25 x 6.75 in., 112 p. 2010.

20. Rav #7 by Mikey Z
Mickey Z 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 cave. Meanwhile, Sally is still being an asshole and the Snake Prince finds an unlikely friend in Rolo. The kitten remains unnamed. 50-something pages of comics, 10 pages of filler classic black on white with some black on grey and some red maybe sometimes also orange.
Riso-action hand-printed black and white digest, color covers, 8.5 x 5.5 in., 76 p. Edition of 420. 2012.

21. 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 of 100, signed and numbered on inside back cover. 2012.

22. If We Shadows Have Offended, Think But This, and All is Mended a collaborative project featuring Japanther, Florian Reither, Schuyler Maehl, Felice Faison
The book was produced as part of a performance project. Music, video, and performance draw parallel lines between the three industrial archetypes. Moving through these structures, the artists utilize fragments of the environment to envision a utopian creative endgame. Meanwhile, an Austrian super villain (Florian Reither) attempts to unite and destroy the dystopian worlds.  Includes a CD.
Book, 9.5 x 6.5 in., 24 p. 2013.

23. Birdsong #12
Sweet poetry chapbook by this queer-leaning writing collective who puts out Birdsong every few months.
Saddle stitch bound book, 8 4/8 x 5 3/8 in., 56 p. 2010.

24. Coney Island Boys by John Malta
Upcoming NY artist John Malta’s first zine of drawings.
Xerox zine, 8.5 x 5.5 in., 14 p. 2010.

25. 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.

26. Spirit World 2 by Conor Stechschulte
Conor’s beautiful images depict magical woods in this narrative-based comic by this burgeoning Baltimore artist
Screenprint book, 5.5 x 8.25 in., 40 p. Edition 73/100, signed and numbered on inside back cover.

27. Advertisement Catalogue by Noel Fribert
Baltimore comic artist makes amazing silk-screened books and this is a prime example of his humorous, DIY comics.
Screenprint zine, 7 x 5.5 in., 16 p. Edition 108/133, numbered on inside back cover. 2009.

28. FIRMA by Igor Hofbauer 
Croatian imprint Pirma published this artist book that mixes drawings with collage and stark design.
5.75 x 8.25 in.128 p.

29. 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.

30. Cinders Gallery Artist of the Month Interviews Issue 1
Compilation of interviews taken from Cinders Gallery’s Artist of the Month project. 
Zine, 8.5 x 11 in., 56 p. 

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.