~SKATER ZINES/CURATED BY RICH JACOBS/PRINTED MATTER
. . . . there is xerox on the insides of your eyelids
EXHIBITION OF SKATER ZINES FROM THE 1980s / NOV 8 – NOV 22, 2008
OPENING RECEPTION – TODAY !! – SATURDAY, NOV 8 – 5-7 PM
PRINTED MATTER – 195 TENTH AVE – CHELSEA – NYC
PRINTED MATTER is pleased to announce ‘there is xerox on the insides of your eyelids’, an exhibition
surveying American underground skate culture zines form the 1980s, curated by RICH JACOBS.
. . . “Touching on youthful self-publishing and the do-it-yourself-because-no-one-else-will enthusiasm of punk rock, the exhibition explores the raw, cut-and-paste style of the medium while documenting a vibrant youth culture that thrived through word of mouth and conventional (i.e. pre-digital) distribution networks.
The communities showcased in the exhibit were small – typically ,circles of friends traded these much sought-after and very limited (often in editions of less than 30) journals and magazines hand to hand or through the post.
Over a hundred titles will be included … by such artists as: JAMES ALDER, ROB BEN, BRIAN BRANNON, RANDY BURKE and RAY STEVENS, RODGER BRIDGES, J. GRANT BRITTAIN, BUCKET, STEVE CABELERRO, RON CAMERON, THOMAS CAMPBELL, MARK CANOHAN, PHREAD CONRAD, BILL DANIEL ,GARRY DAVIS, WES DEAN, JOHN DETTMAN-LYTLE, PETE DIANTONI, DAN ESTABROOK, PHIL FRANKLIN, JOHN FREEBORN, MARK GONZALES, WES HALL, GARIELLE HOLLEY, RICH JACOBS, ANDREW JEFFREY WRIGHT, ANDY JENKINS, CHRIS JOHANSON, TIM KERR, AND MORE … including ED TEMPLETON, ADAM WALLCAVAGE, JOCKO WEYLAND & TOBIN YELLAND.”
RICH JACOBS (b. 1972) is an artist/independent curator – this exhibit is drawn largely from his own collection.
He has curated several of his ‘move’ series here in New York City, most recently at CINDERS in Brooklyn.
He recently left New York, to move back to the west coast, he now lives and works in San Francisco.
A book with the same title is forthcoming and a special limited edition zine will made available for this exhibit.
ALSO: ERIK FOSS of FUSE GALLERY put on a great one man show of RICH JACOB’S own work, back in the summer of 2006 !!
CHECK IT OUT: RICH JACOBS/IT NEEDS TO BE REPAIRED (IN REGARDS TO EVERYTHING)/FUSE !!
archival photo: RICH JACOBS at the opening of his one man show: ‘IT NEEDS TO BE REPAIRED (IN REGARDS TO EVERYTHING)’,
FUSE GALLERY, NYC. JULY 29, 2006
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH
archival photo: ERIK FOSS, of FUSE GALLERY & LIT BAR, and RICH JACOBS, at the opening of the RICH JACOBS one man show, ‘it needs to be repaired (in regards to everything)”.
FUSE GALLERY, EAST VILLAGE, NYC. JULY 29, 2006
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH
check out: FUSE GALLERY !!