Cinders Gallery Box Set #8
Cinders Gallery Box Set #8
Collage, Hand-painting, Inkjet, Pencil, Silkscreen, Xerox
Box set, Hand-sewn, Stapled
CollectionBox Sets, Collection Development
Franklin and Marshall College
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 9/50. 2013.
2. 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 79/100, initialed, numbered, and dated on last page. 2008.
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 39/100, signed and numbered on inside back cover. 2008.
4. 101 Outer Space Jokes, The Flood 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 inches, unique work, signed and numbered inside of recto
5. Haunted Forest by Mikey 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
6. 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 13/100, numbered and signed on inside back cover. 2008.
7. Rico Mc Taco by Edie Fake
Black and white, out of print mini zine.
Xerox zine, 5.5 x 7 in., 24 p. 2006.
8. Gaylord Phoenix #4 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.
Book, 8.5 x 5.5 in., 40 p.
9. SCAM, Issue 7 by Erick Lyle
Erick seeks to quash the myth that Miami is a 24-hour party and/or police state. Visitors know little of his city except for what they’ve seen during Art Basel or the FTAA protests, and Erick attempts to shed some light on the real Miami.
Book, 8.5 x 5.5 in. 64 p. 2010.
10. Rav #7 by Mikey Z
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 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.
11. Sara Thustra Book by Sara Thustra
Legendary San Francisco artist Sara Thustra combines his paintings, prints, and photos in a snapshot of his life.
Xerox book, 5.5 x 4 in.,112 p.
12. 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.
13. 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 195/220, signed on inside back cover. 2011.
14. 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.
15. 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 28/50. In manila envelope with unique painting, 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, signed numbered and titled on verso.
16. 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.
17. Future Histories by Alex Decarli
This book consists of ten collages taken from Alex Decarli’s Land Mass Reconstruction series, in which intriguing new forms are cobbled together from old photographs of mountains, glaciers, and other geological formations
Book, 11 x 8.5 in., 12 p. Edition 102/125, numbered on last page. 2009
18. 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.
19. Circles Cycles Circuits by Dunja Janovic
Croatian artist Dunja Jankvic’s book combines comics, collage, cut-outs, and text. Printed in screen-print and offset techniques, the imagery plays on various effects to bridge the gap between the material and immaterial, the earthly and the cosmic.
Silkscreen book, 10.25 x 7.75 in., 58 p. Edition of 500. 2011.
20. Price Tapes by Mickey Zachilli
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.
21. 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.
Book, 9.5 x 6.5 in., 24 p. 2013.
22. Drawings from a Heroic Fantasy World by Gary Kachadourian
Gary Kachadourian’s prolific output of themed zines are his labor of love and you can tell he is always having fun and challenging himself, be it drawing realistic renderings of his slot car collection, making pop-up port-o-pottys, or in this case, hero/fantasy drawings culled from our collective memory.
Xerox zine, 8.5 x 5.75 in., 22 p.
23. FIRMA by Igor Hofbauer
Croation imprint Pirma published this artist book that mixes drawings with collage and stark design.
5.75 x 8.25 in.128 p.
24. Mazes by Miniature Garden
This small NY imprint has been putting out limited edition themed books for the past couple years. This is one of our faves – Mazes presents the work of various artists each interpreting the theme of the maze. Some responded to the structure of the maze as a spatial parameter for exploration, others took a more subverted approach, presenting work on sound waves, repetitious imagery, satellite mapping or fixed broken plates. The publication includes a fold-out poster by Rachel Domm. Contributors include: Hope Hilton, Casey Cook, Denise Schatz, Mia Nolting, Ariel Dill, Found Image, Natalie Payne Beall, Christian Sampson, Claudia Pena Salinas, Michael Brady, Patricia Valencia, Raphael Taylor, Robin Cameron, Hana Pesut, Sarah Karp, Bree Apperley, and David Horvitz.
Spiralbound offset book, 8. 5 x 11 in., 18 p. Edition 13/70, numbered on inside back cover. 2010.
25. 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.
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. Untitled by Sto Len
Spiral-bound book of xerox paintings, 11 x 8.5 in., 16 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.