Paper Jam 2 exhibitor #13: Aleks Sennwald
Aleks is a very accomplished illustrator. She’s been featured in publications all over the world including The New York Times, GQ Germany, and TimeOut Chicago. Her (and Pete Toms’) comic, Short Con updates Fridays on Studygroup. The Paperjam staff is pleased to reveal we will be featuring Aleks’ game You Are The Wormhole in a custom painted arcade cabinet. Come out and play it on the big buttons! We look forward to seeing her adept and playful sense of shape and color translated to physical art.
12:55 pm • 24 July 2014 • 5 notes
Paper Jam exhibitor #12: Julia Lipscomb + Jordan Alam
As to include as much of the small press spectrum as possible, we are pleased to include the combination of Julia Lipscomb and Jordan Alam among our exhibitors. As Julia works in conjunction with the ABC no Rio Zine Library and Jordan works with the Barnard Zine Library, we felt it was important to make sure that other groups who are doing similar work to Silent Barn’s own Ditko! ‘Zine Library were present. The feminist and political focus of both the groups they work with and the ‘zine’s they independently create has always been a large part of ‘zine culture and thus should be represented at Paper Jam.
1:01 pm • 21 July 2014 • 1 note
Paper Jam 2 exhibitor #11: Laura Perez-Harris
We are proud to be giving a space to the eclectic works and projects of Laura Perez-Harris. She is another multi-fasciated artist who epitomizes Silent Barn itself. Zine culture purveyors may remember her her as the front-demon from comics’ new favorite band Gun Tit (performing at Silent Barn next Sunday, the 27th). She’s also a member of Collective Stench as well as an accomplished sculpture installation artist (check out her window display at Desert Island right now). We are most excited about her multimedia projects at throat-art. We’re pleased to announce we will be screening the video art dvd portion of the very ambitious Strep Throat II anthology as part of our programing upstairs in the Pleasure Jail. We hope everyone will come on out and get acquainted with her this Paper Jam!
8:56 pm • 20 July 2014 • 20 notes
Paper Jam 2 exhibitor #10: Simon Tosky
Simon is close to finishing his BFA in painting from SUNY Purchase. His work takes fine art practices and puts them through an aesthetic akin to Naisu no mori on a bodega banner. His pieces address racial and urban identity and tend to mock the boundary of what is “fine” art (examine his tumblr url, Mong Fresco). Here is collage that is all over the place, hot & spicy, like food and advertising. It’s great to see artists like Simon mix with the zine community so we’re glad to be giving him a spot this Paper Jam.
2:28 pm • 19 July 2014 • 3 notes
Paper Jam 2 exhibitor #9: Pete Toms
Pete’s work is damned smart, with allusions to the literary Avant-Garde, and vicious symbolism. Fantastic, contemporary social criticisms with absurdist spins. One of the goals of Paper Jam’s curation is to book people who tend to be overlooked. Additionally, tables are free, so maybe this gives artists a push to create more printed media. Though Pete’s dayglo colors look great on a monitor, we cannot wait to see what ends up on his physical table. Read the recently completed On Hiatus via Study Group.
1:12 pm • 18 July 2014 • 19 notes
Paper Jam 2 exhibitor #8: Alex Degen
AD is a book of knowledge, a comicbook, a staple of comics, the binding agent of many comics. In his distinctly visual, surreal style he bridges old and new, high and low art (effortlessly because, of course, these divisions shouldn’t exist.) He’s featured in anthologies all over the place: Happiness, Chromozoid, Snake Bomb, Studygroup, Sonatina, etc. Paper Jam is proud to be giving AD a space for his very own devices.
1:15 pm • 17 July 2014 • 40 notes
Paper Jam 2 exhibitor #7: Christopher Simon
We are very pleased to showcase the talents of Christopher Simon in this newest incarnation of Paper Jam. Some of you may remember his designs for Zinefeast vol. 1 (do you remember stuffing paper in your mouth as a part of his brand campaign?) Well, we’re happy to have designer Chris behind our new poster and website, but we’re even more happy to be hosting artist Chris. His writing, performances, and objects are both minimal and absurd, stark contrasts to the loud and brightly polished brands that dominate design and marketing. Whatever he has on his table is going to be weirdly refreshing and fun to look at.
1:02 pm • 16 July 2014 • 3 notes
Paper Jam 2 exhibitor #6: Emily Wernet
The mission statement of Paper Jam has always been to showcase young emerging or under appreciated talent. But in Emily’s case we have found another, equally valuable purpose, to allow creators who have been out of the small press convention circuit a sort of soft launch back into that world. Emily is perhaps best know for her teenage superhero series Moonlighting, But has recently reemerged with comics such as “Fake Adventures of Emily” that tell more personal stories with cartoonish anthropamorhic animals. Emily has promised to have a completely new comic in this style for Paper Jam 2 and we could not be more excited to read it.
1:02 pm • 15 July 2014 • 4 notes
Paper Jam 2 exhibitor #5: Martha Moszczynski
In our efforts to bring to together all the elements of the Silent Barn during Paper Jam, we are pleased to include Silent Barn Stewdio Resident Martha Moszczynski as one of our exhibitors.Martha is an installation artist, muralist and singer songwriter, who also makes postmodern pinatas. She will be showcasing her printed works filled with glitchy meldings of beckoning LSD landscapes, horny, oil-slicked debutantes and glittering rainbows, treading roughly on the blurred lines of psychedelia, landscapes and she-monsters
1:02 pm • 14 July 2014
Paper Jam 2 exhibitor #4: Lale Westvind
In just a few short years Lale has become a fixture of the independent comics scene in Brooklyn. From her frequent contributions to publications such as Happiness, Smoke Signal, and Arthur Magazine. We felt Lale’s wild and grotesque style would gel well with the aesthetic of the Paper Jam and the Silent Barn. Her comics are decidedly rock and roll, as is Lale herself. In fact, she will be performing at the Silent Barn on July 27th as part of the Happiness #4 release party.
1:01 pm • 11 July 2014 • 55 notes
Paper Jam 2 exhibitor #3: Iasmin Omar Ata
Iasmin is another highly talented artist already well on her way. A recent graduate from SVA she has already produced a print for Telegraph Gallery, a mural for Babycastles, and launched her comics series “MIS(H)ADRA” about the struggles of living and coping with epilepsy. Iasmin has exactly the kind of talent and energy that we strive to showcase at Paper Jam.
1:01 pm • 10 July 2014 • 47 notes
Paper Jam 2 exhibitor #2: Preston Spurlock
Preston is no stranger to the Silent Barn as his mural (pictured above) has graced our yard for since last summer. He has also performed at the Barn as a member of Kung Fu Crimewave. But we are more than glad to bring him back to the Barn for Paper Jam to showcase his Saturday morning cartoons gone berzerk style comics.
1:02 pm • 9 July 2014 • 3 notes
Paper Jam 2 exhibitor #1: Vreni Stollberger
In curating the second edition of Paper Jam we once again are focusing on emerging talent in the world of small press comics and ‘zines. Vreni’s artistic abilities are readily apparent. Be it the gross out comedy of Two Dumb Girls. To her more recent high fantasy themed work. Or her concert posters for Brooklyn D.I.Y. venues. Vreni’s angular grungy style feels fresh and unique. With a few mini comics and a Sailor Moon fanzine under her belt, Vreni has already promised to have a new ‘zine debuting at Paper Jam. We can’t wait to see it.
1:02 pm • 8 July 2014 • 4 notes
Paper Jam 2 official poster courtesy of Chris Simon. First confirmed exhibitors coming soon.
1:02 pm • 7 July 2014 • 27 notes
Sweetly bound zine I bought at Baltimore PMF V today!
A collection of cool illustrations and rad comics -
Zine : www.throatart.com
12:12 am • 24 June 2014 • 40 notes