~CLOSED CAPTION COMICS
last weekend to catch – the super talented – new wave from BALTIMORE !!:
CLOSED CAPTION COMICS – ‘ADOLESCENT RAGE’
JAN 9 – FEB 8, 2009
CINDERS GALLERY – 103 HAVEMEYER St – BROOKLYN
HRS: WED-SUN: 1-7PM
featuring work by: CHRIS DAY, NOEL FREIBERT, MOLLIE GOLDSTROM, LANE MILBURN, ANDREW NEYER, MOLLY COLLEEN O’CONNELL, PETE RAZON, RYAN CECIL SMITH, RYAN STECHSCHULTE, ERIC STINER, and ERIN WOMACK.
at the opening: PETE RAZON and MOLLY COLLEEN O’CONNELL – with STO of CINDERS.
JAN 9, 2009
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH
‘ADOLESCENT RAGE’ is the first NYC show by this young Baltimore-based collective – who call themselves: CLOSED CAPTION COMICS. Sto reports that Cinders “first encountered the artwork of this prolific group when some of them came into the gallery bearing an amazing colorful stack of of self-published comic and art zines.” and he goes on to say in the press release: “These beautiful handmade silk-screened goodies featured wild stories, inventive layouts, and the type of manic fun energy we find wholly exciting and infectious. As a group, CLOSED CAPTION puts out a comic zine of the same name that features a section by each artist, allowing the reader to delve into the the different worlds of each contributor. These worlds vary from forests to cities to outer space and are inhabited by as diverse a cast of characters such as mummies, toads, robots, aliens and ordinary folks riding bikes around town. From meticulous fine line renderings to scratchy chaotic explosions, the styles and stories couldn’t be more varied and yet make perfect sense together ina haphazardly homey kind of way.
This group show will feature drawings, paintings, prints, collages and zines … allowing the visitor to be enveloped by their art on a larger scale.”
Apparently they all met up at MICA, the MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLEGE of ART, from which they all graduated recently. They started making zines together in 2004. In addition to their collaborative bookmaking, they are also individually involved in the Baltimore art community by way of “putting on shows, making posters, being in bands such as Witch Hat, and Bears and Pieces, running the record label Lost Ghosts Records, as well as organizing the all-girl performance festival, Puss Fust.”
check out: CLOSED CAPTION COMICS/blogspot !!
don’t miss: CCC/blogspot/CATALOG – our fave for browsing !!
check out: LOST GHOSTS/myspace !!
check out: PRELAY/myspace !!
CLOSED CAPTION COMICS – COSMIC ISSUE #8 or [infinity] [sideways 8]
PRODUCED In CONJUNCTION WITH ‘ADOLESCENT RAGE’ A SHOW JAN 9 – FEB 8 2009 @ CINDERS GALLERY NYC / BALTIMORE U.S.A.