San Francisco Bay Area artist Serena Cole has organized an amazing zine, TAKEOVER, featuring artwork and thoughts on being female or genderqueer from 36 artists and 1 curator. I’m so honored to be included!
There will be a limited copy at the pre-release at the SF ArtBook Fair this weekend at the Gallery 16 booth!
Stay tuned for official release art show!
My recent research and studio practice has been centered about beer-making, its politics, and history. I made a small painting on paper during the 2016 presidential election. It came to my attention that the owner of Yuengling (my go-to brew for east coast summers) had endorsed the Republican candidate who’d later become the American president. It was infuriating that even my beer was ruined in a way.
Here’s an excerpt from what I wrote for the zine:
TAKEOVER is an art zine project created in 2017 by artist Serena Cole as a means of showcasing outstanding contemporary artwork by female and genderqueer artists which is often under-recognized, as well as an opportunity to foster important conversations about what it means to be a female or gender non-binary person today. TAKEOVER features artwork and thoughts by 36 artists and 1 curator working from a variety of locations such as London, New York City, Portland, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Beaumont, TX.
TAKEOVER includes Teresa Baker, Kim Bennett, Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Mia Christopher, Sydney Cohen, Serena Cole, Melissa Dickenson, Christina Empedocles, Kristin Farr, Terri Friedman, Rema Ghuloum, Bean Gilsdorf, Stef Halmos, Julie Henson, Elise Irving, Mary Anne Kluth, Koak, Danielle Lawrence, Ace Lehner, Lana Licata, Bruna Massadas, Brigid Mason, Em Meine, Ashley Stull Meyers, Maysha Mohamedi, Kate Nartker, Cate Nelson, Crystal Quinn, Megan Reed, Elizabeth Russell, Sky Shapero, Sarah Thibault, Leah Thomason Bromberg, Tracy Timmins, Jamie Vasta, Marci Washington, and Carmen Winant.