Curated by Christopher Kardambikis
For PAPER CUTS / LIVE, artist Christopher Kardambikis is showcasing the work of artists and collectives from the dense and vibrant independent publishing communities between Philadelphia and Richmond. He has curated a selection of zines for our bookshelves, and will conduct monthly live, in-gallery interviews with some of the publishers for podcast distribution. The installation and series of events will act as a cross section of this varied landscape and rich history.
Kardambikis founded Paper Cuts as a radio podcast on Clocktower Radio in 2015. Each program features writers, performers, and artists who have shared their work in print, on paper, and in small editions. Kardambikis is an Assistant Professor at George Mason University and the Director of Navigation Press.
All publications are for sale.
ON THE SHELF
Elizabeth Graeber, Common Garden Weeds, and Drawings in Museums
Malaka Gharib, The Runcible Spoon
Alison Baitz, On Flora #3, and On Flora #2
Pellinore Press, The Crystal Lens, and Castle Bean
Hair Club, Sunset, and Remnants
3-Dot Zine, Baltimore Boy, and Issue 1
Paul Shortt, How to Be a Larger Child, and Blocked/Unblocked
J Pascoe, Parables for City Living, per aspera ad astra, and Things We Know But Cannot See
Justine Kelley, Basic Edition #4, and Basic Edition #3
Paige Hanserd, Gussy, and Everybody Hurts
GenderFail, Mother Nature is a Lesbian, Hawking Sexist Chemicals, and HOMOPHOBIA
Press Press, If I Ruled The World, The Makings of: Public’s and Liberation
Adam Griffiths, Washington White, and Permanent Night
Kat and Kendra, Mission: Date Night, and SpaceJinx #1
Anna Selheim, Everything’s Fine, and And on and on
ABOUT the Artist-curator
Christopher Kardambikis explores space, process, and form through books, printmaking, and drawing. He has co-founded three artist book and zine projects: Encyclopedia Destructica in Pittsburgh, Gravity and Trajectory in San Diego, and 90 Proof Press in Los Angeles. Christopher is the host of Paper Cuts, a program originating on Clocktower Radio that documents the contemporary world of zines and DIY publishing. In the fall of 2016, he joined the faculty at George Mason University as an Assistant Professor and the Director of Navigation Press. He received his BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and MFA from the University of California, San Diego.
WPA invites artists to curate a selection on a periodic basis. The first Bookshelves was organized by Bookish, an itinerant artist bookstore run by Shannon Patrick, a MICA graduate, creative director of Bookish Baltimore, professional photographer, and bartender. All of the books are for sale.
February 16 – July 5, 2018