HAPPY THANKSGIVING WEEK FROM CINDERS!!!
Here’s Another awesome monotype print for you to eat with your eyes…
By our artist of the month Leif Goldberg!
A Look Inside the Fruit, 10.5″x14″, monotype on Rives paper
GET A CLOSER LOOK
HAPPY THANKSGIVING WEEK FROM CINDERS!!!
Here’s Another awesome monotype print for you to eat with your eyes…
By our artist of the month Leif Goldberg!
A Look Inside the Fruit, 10.5″x14″, monotype on Rives paper
GET A CLOSER LOOK
One of our favorite artists, Kevin Hooyman collaborated with some other friends of ours at Imaginary Company on this cool animation!
Hot off the drying rack is a brain-splitting rainbow traveling guide to the coming year! This year we get a hand printed, slightly smaller purse-sized edition, making it easier to travel with! Still packed with the same colors, pages, and quirkiness, as ever. Always a killer Xmas present. Enjoy!
“Intuit Fruit”, 2014 comic calendar, 5.5″wide x4.25″ high, 4-color hand screenprint, 32pp., edition of 225.
A new montotype print by Leif Goldberg is released today! woo hoo. lets have a glue party!
We’ve been in awe of Leif Goldberg’s artwork ever since we picked up copies of Paper Rodeo, that brilliant chaos soup of a comic newspaper that he contributed to. Next we saw his explosive eye-poppin’ silkscreen prints that could tear a hole in your frontal lobe. Then there came these insane hand-printed calendars that were always coveted gifts we got every Christmas. And then we watched his animations, bounding with hand drawn wild style and ambient alien noise soundtracks he had made for them. Leif was a member of the art collective-noise band Forcefield and a resident of legendary art warehouse Fort Thunder in Providence, RI. He is also the creator of the comic zine National Waste. He now lives and works in Vermont with his family and we are happy to have him around all month!
Where do you live and what’s it like?
I live In Mackville, right near Hardwick, Vermont. Historically, it’s a granite cutting town that lies at the bottom of the Northeast Kingdom. People are generally thick skinned and self reliant, which are traits that rub off, if you hang around long enough. Lots of good farmers; the ones that are our age grow vegetables and meats mostly. But traditionally it was predominantly dairy farmers up through the kingdom. Small dairy farms are far and few between as compared with two decades ago. We do OK growing and storing most of our vegetables and we just slaughtered our own chickens for the first time. We appreciate our food. Moreover, our neighbors are the fox, deer, bobcat, coyote, and woodcock, who weave their own lives into this cyclical seasonal tapestry.
What is your art studio and working environment like? when do you typically clock in?
I’ve always made art in my house, or wherever I’ve been domiciled. Currently, with my partner Erin Rosenthal, we’ve been carving out one larger room in this old farmhouse, where we only make art or music. But virtually every other part of the house is also fair game for making art, except where we actually sleep. I’m still screenprinting in a room that was once a dining room. Making art, of course, has its rhythm just like everything else. I move between mediums and modes over the course of months. Day to day, I’m working when ever I can, starting first thing in the morning, but often veering in and out of the day for things like jobs, chores, meals, and hanging out with our child. I try to integrate hanging out with my daughter with making art as much as possible. She has her own art making table . . . and often gets quite involved.
When did you start making prints? What types of printmaking are you doing these days?
I incorporated printmaking into my animated films in college, and learned screen printing from the pros when I moved into Fort Thunder. It kind of blew a hole in my thick head. The flesh around my skull grew back even thicker, and I didn’t really try any new techniques until I started working for a small offset press about seven years later. And it wasn’t until last year that I made my first official monotype. Now I’m hooked on that. A direct translation from drawing to printed image. “Baroquen” technology.
We have always loved your epic silk-screened calendars. when and how did that project start?
I made it for a holiday craft fair in Providence in 2002. The idea was a calendar in comic form that meditated on where the extinct species go when they depart from earth. It was a pretty spontaneous creative process that drew me back to it year after year, although it got more production heavy as the years went on. It’s always been a balance of economy and extravagance, keeping it to four colors— and trying to make those colors go as far as possible. As you know, no computers or scanners are used in this process. I still love to make the thing, but I’m trying to simplify it, keep it spontaneous.
Looking back on your past work in various media such as comics, animations, prints, and the collective work of Forcefield, how do you feel your art has evolved in the last decade and where is it now?
I’ve kind of grown apart from the art world, and kind of have been floating in my own little bubble, sometimes very close above the earth’s surface, sometimes in my own distinct atmosphere . I am still very involved with the process, having taken more time to explore the same thing: balance between function and dysfunction of nature, language, time, society, etc.. Taking time to raise a daughter, find new work, renovate a house from the inside out is a process, like art, of reality and dreams. Some people look at my work say, “psychedelic”. I think, like it or not, we live in a pretty psychedelic world. I only can worry that my art is too “realistic”. Forcefield is a great band and never really got the radeo playtime it deserved.
What is inspiring you these days?
Ursa, our daughter, I learn so much from. about the world and myself. Besides, she makes the purest drawings, the kind I sometimes struggle day and night to try to make. I give in to her nascent knowledge. and her ability to laugh, cry, and truly express herself. I guess that’s what kids do.
Last good film you saw?
Scanners. Well actually, I’m about to watch it again tonight. So I hope it’s as good as I remember it. I saw this too late, but I imagine it would be very inspiring to any young filmmaker who wanted to make a sic-fi horror flick with a contemporary industrial backdrop.
Can you describe your artistic process a little?
It’s called the hollow frog approach. You hollow out a frog and then climb inside. Try to see through the frog’s eyes. Then, wish very hard that you were a salamander that could always change to bend around its surroundings. Listen like a deer, for shifting timbres from the earth’s crust, and move carefully. When quiet, plot the bee’s course, mapping out the sweet spots. Arrive like airplanes on autopilot at La Guardia. Dial it in and let it happen.
Do you have any favorite quotes or mottos?
from my dad: PhD, Piled Higher and Deeper
If you could have any superpower what would it be?
To be a mushroom spore; which is to be purely invincible. I, dude, then would really travel through space and go to any planet I want to. and I could probably communicate with extra-terrestrials. Got a message in a bottle?
What is your favorite spot in the world right now?
The spot resulting from pouring ink onto a piece of paper and folding it in half.
Where do you feel at home?
at home; don’t ever leave, now, ya hear?
What are you currently working on? Any plans for another issue of National Waste?
I am currently thinking about the possibility of getting a pilot’s license, so that I can develop a new way to distribute my comics and prints. National Waste will always be a viable comic as long as the majority of the population watches and repeats what everybody else does, continues to deplete excessive amounts of natural resources to keep their ass warm, and eat mechanically processed shit ad infinitum. Oh yeah, I think there’s a market for this: having fun in Dystopia. Definitely. Issue #8 came out in June.
Do you envision a positive future or do you think we are all fucked? apocalypse theories?
I envision a positive future where we’re all fucked. Or maybe a future where we are positively fucked.
What is your spirit animal?
I’d have to say moose, because I almost walked right into one when I was hiking by myself in Alaska. I was out for five days and saw a few moose. I don’t think that’s what ate my food one night, though. I’d guess a mouse.
What astrological sign are you?
Who are some of your favorite artists right now?
George Duboeuf and Robert Mondavi . . . it’s great because I can find both their works right down at the D&L.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In jail, unfortunately.
I’m joking, of course. High-powered executive.
I will probably need to be working outside the house more, in any case, because my daughter won’t be four years old anymore. Also, I really hope to have shelves for everything I use, instead of still digging through boxes.
What would be your last meal before execution?
We will be releasing new prints by Leif every week this month and will be posting lots of fun videos and other Leif-related stuff, so check back in yall.
Oldie but goodie- Check out this blast from the past FORCEFIELD video in honor of our artist fo the month, Leif Godlberg!
Cinders will be participating in the PRINTS GONE WILD Fair this FRIDAY.
Its always a favorite of ours with some amazing prints, all $50 or under, some real steals…
Brooklyn’s own legendary Cannonball Press has again assembled an extraordinary menagerie of graphic artists under one roof who will be present displaying and selling their prints for $50 or less for one night only on Nov. 8th at LITTLEFIELD NYC.
ONE NIGHT ONLY. Friday, Nov. 8th, 6pm – 1am
622 Degraw St., Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY 11217
btwn. 3rd and 4th Aves.
As part of New York Fine Art Print Week, organized by the International Fine Print Dealers Association in conjunction with the Annual IFPDA Pint Fair, long-time champion of the affordable art cause Cannonball Press has brought together these great artists so that New York can have a chance to see first-hand the incredible resurgence in affordable fine art printing that is happening across the country.
Just A Jar Letterpress
Drive Bt Press
Bump It Mafia
The Amazing Hancock Brothers
Come join us for live printing, beer, music, and a GIANT dogpile of awesome cheap prints!!!
Hi Hoo. Hello November! Fall times are good times around here. Especially when we get to announce that our our artist of the month is…..Leif Goldberg!
We’ve been in awe of Leif’s artwork ever since we picked up copies of Paper Rodeo, that brilliant chaos soup of a comic newspaper that he contributed to. Next we saw his explosive eye-poppin’ silkscreen prints that could tear a hole in your frontal lobe. Then there came these insane hand-printed calendars that were always coveted gifts we got every New Year. Leif was a member of Forcefield and a resident of Fort Thunder in Providence, RI. He is the creator of the comic zine National Waste. He now lives and works in Vermont with his family and we are happy to have him around all month!
Here is our first piece by Leif, a beautiful monotype print that is indeed a bad (a good-bad) rasta dream, wouldn’t you agree?
Here is one of the many fine drawings in the DRAWABLE exhibition currently at FLA Gallery!
Two Virgins by Mike Pare
8.5 x 11″, graphite on paper, signed
Get a closer looksie
A new photograph by Tod Seelie is released today and available in our shop!
C print, 9.3″ x 14″, on 12″ x 18″ size paper, edition of 10
We asked our Artist of the Month, Tod Seelie, some essential questions about life and art. Enjoy!
1. Cinders: where do you live? work?
– I live and work in Brooklyn, between Bushwick and East Williamsburg.
2. Cinders: if you could have any superpower what would it be?
– I can never decide between flying and invisibility.
3. Cinders: when did you start taking pictures?
– When I was in high school and borrowed my Dad’s old Canon AE1.
4. Cinders: when did you know you wanted to take photos for the rest of your life? or do you know that?
– I’ve never had a conscious thought or decision about it, but considering how instinctual it is to me I can’t see myself ever stopping, even if I start to take it less seriously later in life.
5. Cinders: where do you see yourself in 10 years?
– Alive and mobile I hope.
6. Cinders: what is inspiring you these days?
– My friends’ successes and future plans. And finally having a car for the first time, so I can start to explore more.
7. Cinders: Last good film you saw?
– I don’t usually have enough downtime to watch a movie. I like audiobooks though, I can listen to them while I work.
8. Cinders: what excites you about taking pictures? describe your process a little?
– Taking photographs is something that is very instinctual to me, so it’s a combination of excitement, visual discovery and scratching a weird itch. My process can vary a lot depending on where I am, what the challenges or restrictions of the situation are, and what I feel is the best approach at the moment. One part of my process that is consistent is to always have a camera with you, even a crappy point-n-shoot.
9. Cinders: do you have any favorite quotes/mottos?
– Never count on a second chance.
10. Cinders: what bands do you love to shoot?
– I still love shooting Trash Talk. It’s like being in a war zone.
11.Cinders: what is your favorite spot in the world right now?
– I’ve been missing living on a raft on the Mississippi River lately.
12. Cinders: where do you feel at home?
– Wherever I can carve out a bit of space to lie down and sleep safely, even if it’s under a table.
13. Cinders: what are you currently working on?
– I’m currently in the process of trying to book a nationwide tour for my new book of photography, BRIGHT NIGHTS: Photographs of Another New York. It’s turning out to be a bit harder than I thought.
14. Cinders: do you envision a positive future or do you think we are all fucked? apocalypse theories?
– Apocalypse is very possible, but I doubt it will happen in my lifetime.
15. Cinders: what is your spirit animal?
– I’m not sure, but the meaning of the name “Tod” is “Fox.”
16. Cinders: what astrological sign are you?
17. Cinders: who are some of your favorite artists right now?
– Todd Hido and Todd Fisher.
18. retelling of a good story while you were shooting? you have been in some wild situations for sure.
– That’s a tough question. Between cars exploding in front of me, climbing NYC bridges at night, maniacal mosh pits, hanging off of trucks in Haiti and getting kidnapped at gunpoint in Brazil it’s hard to pick just one.
19. Cinders: what would be your last meal before execution?
– Bacon-wrapped sea scallops, kale citrus salad, key lime pie and a mango-coconut smoothie.
See available work by Tod Seelie HERE
And be sure to check out his blog for endless inspiration.
We will be releasing one more photo by Tod before the month is over so don’t miss it!
And pick up a copy of his beautiful new book, Bright Nights, which contains an essay by Cinders’ own Sto among other buddies such as Swoon, Ian Vanek from Japanther, Joe Ahearn (showpaper) and Jeff Stark (Nonsense NYC).
A new beautiful Tod Seelie photo is released today on our site! Whooo. Check it out..
There is an epic pencil drawing show down at FLA GALLERY this weekend, co-curated by our old friend Rich Jacobs, who has curated numerous shows at Cinders over the years.
Featuring but not limited to:
Paul Wackers, Kevin Hooyman, Brian Willmont, Matt Leines, Rich Jacobs, Spencer Jacobs, Jeff Ladouceur, Gregory Benton, Derek Weisberg, John Freeborn, Amy S. Kauffman, Stepanie Hutin, Erin Bowers, Gia Gelpi, Patrick Rocha, Senta Ache’e, Evan Galbicka, Sonny Kay, Rob Leecock, Harrison Haynes, Tyson Traynor, Chris Yormick, Leela Corman, Hazel Lee Santino, Lisa Iglesias, Mavado Charon, Marcus Oakley, Michael Velliquette, Mel Kadel, Travis Millard, Grace Rosario Perkins, Cordey Lopez, Satchel Raye, Ashley Macomber, Suzanne Sattler, Alexis Mackenzie, Linn’ea Gad, Leigh Cunningham, Marc Bell, Amy Lockhart, Alberto Kroeger, Monica Ramos, Rachel Levitt, Chelsey Pettyjohn, Andrew Martin Scott, Logan Fitzpatrick, Hannah Lee, Franca Barone, Paula Searing, Kyle Ranson, George Ferrandi, Mike Taylor, Sto, Taylor McKimens, Simone Isip, Chloe Isip, Jordin Isip, Peter Thompson, Dessarae Bassil, Casey Gallager, Ryan Gallager, James Gallager, Orlando Estrada, Nitin Jayswal, Mike Pare, Damien Tron, Lucas Dimick, Chase Westerfall, Souther Salazar, Ryan Bubis, Ian Johnson, Ryan Quinney, Jaime Molina, Billy Sprague, Max Kauffman, Sean Greene, Ben Lusk, Ryan Jacob Smith, Jessie Rose Vala, Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels, John Orth, Kelie Bowman, Nick Kuszyk, Morgan Blair, Allyson Mellberg, Jeremy Taylor and more
Opening reception Saturday, October 19, 7-10pm
October 19-December 8, 2013
F.L.A. Gallery is proud to present Drawable, an expansive group exhibition consisting of hundreds of drawings created with the common graphite pencil and a selection of drawings using only colored pencil. The dynamic group of artists represented in Drawable includes emerging and established veterans from around the world. The show was conceived of by guest curator and artist, Rich Jacobs. In his call to artists he limited the materials to pencil or colored pencil on a vertical, 8.5 ” x 11″ piece of paper in order to illustrate the expansive possibilities that can happen when creative minds are challenged with rigid parameters.
“The results are overwhelmingly diverse, striking, fresh, and just fun to see. This group has really gotten the most out of the medium. We invite you to come see the magnitude of uniquely expressive ideas, and exceptional drawings. It is a celebration of drawing itself, and of making the most of what you are given. We hope you leave wanting to go home and draw yourself to sleep. Thanks.”- Rich Jacobs.
In our project space we are featuring the exhibition, Given Shapes by New York / North Carolina artist, Joy Drury Cox. Cox’s artwork often deals with overlooked forms and everyday contexts. Her most recent body of work, Given Shapes, continues this exploration. For the past year, she has gathered the emptied-out cardboard boxes of various household goods – frozen dinners, pasta, toothpaste, couscous, and more. She carefully dissected the boxes along each fold and crease. She then collaged these would-be scraps onto paper. Her careful arrangements are her small attempt to disrupt and personalize her experience with these standardized shapes of mass production and commercialization.
Her larger interest is in the questions that are raised when the process of making art becomes a metaphor for something greater.
Joy Drury Cox received her Masters of Fine Art from the University of Florida in 2006. She has exhibited her artwork and photography around the world. This year Conveyer Arts published her second artist book, Or, Some of the Whale.
10 Main Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601
Stay Tuned to see more of the works online very soon!
Today we are releasing a new photograph by our artist of the month, Tod Seelie. Enjoy!
Take a look back at the show Tod did with us in 2008….We are super psyched for his show later this month too.
Monica Sunset Tree by Tod Seelie
Get it here
We are excited to present to you Tod Seelie as Artist of the Month!
Tod Seelie has been one of our favorite photographers and we are stoked to feature him this month. Tod’s unquenchable wanderlust for adventure takes him to exciting and sometimes dangerous places deep in the bowels of outsider America. Abandoned buildings, train yards, lonely landscapes, and burned out cars are captured in all of their beauty while tall bike jousting, DIY punk shows, Mississippi art-raft journeys and dance parties in Harlem tap into the energy of those who are producing their own everything under the radar of the mainstream.
We will be releasing 4 photos by Tod each week this month. And stay tuned for an interview, more fun stuff, and the release of his first book, Bright Nights, later this month at Superchief Gallery in NY.
where do you live? work?
AK: I live in Sebastopol, California out in the country. I’m learning to do everything out here, but I’m still traveling a lot and conduct business via internet.
Cinders: if you could have any superpower what would it be?
AK: I guess I would just want to be a mystic fortune teller. Seeing auras, premonitions, extra senses…
Cinders: how would you describe your process?
AK: Intermittent periods of extreme activity.
Cinders: when did you start making art?
AK: Before I can remember.
Cinders: when did you know you wanted to make art for the rest of your life? or do you know that?
AK: All I ever wanted to do growing up was draw. I fought it really hard though as a ‘career’ option, but gave in when I started looking at colleges. It was too hard to compromise on a good arts department, so I just went to art school. I still get nervous that I don’t exactly have any other skills, but I’ll also never stop making things.
Cinders: where do you see yourself in 10 years?
AK: I have a feeling I’ll be living more or less the same only with a little more freedom and mobility. I want to spend a lot of time in Africa and the Middle East, I will probably have my own horses by then…the simple things!
Cinders: what is inspiring you these days?
Cinders: Last good film you saw?
AK: A Room with a View
Cinders: how did you learn to draw ?
AK: Both of my parents studied art, so my sister and I were subjected to a lot of family art projects from a very young age! We even had a couple family art shows in Olympia growing up.
Cinders: do you have any favorite quotes/mottos?
AK: Goddess Bless
Cinders: what are you listening to in the studio?
Cinders: what is your favorite spot in the world right now?
AK: The MET. Forever.
Cinders: where do you feel at home?
AK: I live with two of my best friends basically in the middle of nowhere. I feel like we’ve all learned that we could pretty much live anywhere together and have a ball.
Cinders: what are you currently working on?
AK: I’ve mostly been doing projects for other people. Its been nice, but I’ve got a few things I want to really dig into. I’m working on a little zine of California butterflies that I caught this summer as an extension of my Field Studies, I’m finishing up a bunch of printed magic charm silk handkerchiefs, my best friend and I are scheming up a new artistic/product business venture, and I’ve started planning out my next graphic novel!
Cinders: do you envision a positive future or do you think we are all fucked? apocalypse theories?
AK: I think all plants and animals are survivors. I’m sure we’re going to have some severe global changes, but I think we’re genetically inclined to just keep going. I’m not sure if that is a positive or fatalist attitude! Whenever I’m back in the NW though, I go kayaking around Puget Sound and often think about how its a good escape route if need be. There’s a lot of islands out there…
Cinders: what is your spirit animal?
AK: The internet just told me I could be a spider, bat, or grey wolf.
Cinders: what astrological sign are you?
AK: Taurus. Through and through.
Cinders: who are some of your favorite artists right now?
AK: I jump in and out of current art culture, so most of my lasting favorites are old news. Balthus and Delvaux are newer loves.
Cinders: what would be your last meal before execution?
AK: Indian buffet