I am excited to have my book, THE RING OF FIRE ANTHOLOGY, and a comic I’m in, BLOODY PUSSY, both included in ALIEN SHE – a traveling exhibit of art and film works inspired by riot grrl.
The show, curated by Astria Suparak and Ceci Moss, is open until JAN 9, 2016 in Portland, OR at the Museum of Contemporary Craft and the Pacific NW College of Art. This exhibit features works by Miranda July, Ginger Brooks Takahashi, Tammy Rae Carland and Faythe Levine, among others. riot grrl had its limitations, but was revolutionary in many ways. It’s exciting to see what artists influenced by riot grrl are doing now.
(The image above depicts a collection of Pacific NW Zines in the zine archive section of the exhibit. Also shown is the sign for ALIEN SHE, which is printed in bold all caps letters in hot pink and black.)
DECEMBER 5, 2015
2-3:30PM • Saturday
The Henry Art Gallery
(@ University of WA)
15th Ave NE & NE 41st St
E.T. Russian, Seattle-based artist, author, filmmaker, performer, educator, and healthcare provider, leads a gallery and studio-based workshop inspired by the themes and intimate processes of Body Parts. ‘BODY PARTS’ is a new exhibit at the Henry Art Museum featuring collage-based paintings, sculptures and pieces by Wangechi Mutu, Thomas Hirschhorn, Annette Messager, Eva Kotatkova, and Daniel Gordon among others.
Russian introduces “comic surgery” techniques that use drawing and writing to explore themes of identity, fragmentation, evolution, future, and resilience. Leave with an eight-page comic created by you! This workshop is recommended for ages 13 and up.
ABOUT ‘BODY PARTS’
Bodies – fragmented, decontextualized and marked with seams – resist easy interpretations about the social cultural and psychological conditions that shape and govern them. Destabilizing the myth and innocence of a picture-perfect world, these works reimagine conceptions of self and other, beauty, and individual freedom.
Admission is free for student and staff of the U WA. Accessible parking is available in the garage below. For detailed access information contact The Henry Art Museum, or myself directly. Or click here.
The above image is a collage-based piece by Thomas Hirshhorn titled Series KS-46. 2002. It depicts images of body parts torn and messily interspersed with images of military troops and prisoners and the words ‘GIVE’ AND ‘TAKE’ scrawled repeatedly over the images.
Henry Art Gallery
University of Washington
15th Ave NE and NE 41st St
Seattle, WA 98195
TEXT(ILES) an evening of comics, poetry, and conversation by and with mel g campbell and E.T. Russian.
NOVEMBER 7TH, 2015. 7PM. UNIT 2
In a queer collusion between comics, cripness and creativity these two artists will offer an intimate showcase of their work and invite the audience to engage and exchange in a conversation about community and collective care, race, disability justice and the medical industrial complex through the portals of poetry, textiles and graphic art.
Seattle cartoonist and author E.T. Russian will give a visual reading of comics, poems, and essay excerpts from The Ring of Fire Anthology and recent works.
Toronto poet mel g campbell will present poetry, comics/zines, and share some of their fibre art creations and practice.
This image depicts a photo of my video comic THE CHILI STORY being projected in a dark movie theatre. My video comics were screened at Northwest Film Festival during the Local Sightings Comix Fair along with Bezango, WA, a new documentary about the Seattle comics scene. This event was co-sponsored by Short Run Fest.