Join us for the next PAPER CUTS / LIVE conversation, curated by artist Christopher Kardambikis and featuring Suzanne Gold of Hair Club, Alanna Reeves of HUE, and Alex Vice. The conversation will be recorded and archived as a PAPER CUTS podcast. This is part of an ongoing series of conversations related to Bookshelves: PAPER CUTS / LIVE which is on view through July 5.

ABOUT Hair club

HAIR CLUB is an interdisciplinary, research-based collaboration started in 2014 by artists Suzanne Gold, Kelly Lloyd, and Michal Lynn Shumate. HAIR CLUB mounts public events, curates exhibitions, and publishes books by artists whose work centers on hair as material, theme, or subject. Expansive conversation events called Hair Salons, as well as Merkin-Making Workshops are permanent fixtures of HAIR CLUB's programming. In the summer of 2017, HAIR CLUB taught a three-week, intensive course called HAIR HAIR HAIR! at Ox-bow School of Art and Artist Residency in Saugatuck, Michigan, and in June 2018, they will be teaching a class at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany.


HUE is a web based zine dedicated to the exploration of color in terms of its chemical composition, historical origin, and cultural significance. HUE is a reaction to a trend in color mixing that has resulted in the creation of ready-made color Caucasian Flesh Tone / Portrait Pink / Flesh Tone. This pinkish hue caters to a specific demographic that is not inherently negative until one considers that no other color has been created to match non-Caucasian skin tones and its existence supports the idea that a color can be crafted and made to serve as a definitive representation of a particular ethnic group. Through quarterly publications, HUE endeavors to explore technical and chemical compositions of a variety of colors and invites contributors to reflect on their personal associations with these hues as well as share and enlighten others to varying cultural significance.

About Alex vice

Alex Vice is a Maryland-based artist wrapping up a BFA at Towson University. For Vice, the process of nomadic sketchbooking has become a significant source of idea development. Through images of dominant figures in surreal landscapes, her goal is to communicate ideas concerning the repetition of history in contrast to everyday experiences. Her work has been featured at the DC Art Book Fair, Richmond Zine Fest, and MACROCK Festival.


Washington Project for the Arts
2124 8th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001


Friday, May 25, 2018, 7:30pm