The 22 Magazine


SUPPORT THIS PROJECT: Jeffrey Beebe, Printing the Map of Western Refractoria.
January 2, 2013, 3:34 pm
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Jeffrey Beebe is a mapmaker but the only place you’re likely to find any of his cartography is in his brilliant mind or broken heart. His past experiences  are laid out as complex and often hilarious lands. We’ve featured some of his phenomenal creations  before, and now he’s looking to print a 25 limited edition set of The Map of Western Refractoria. A cross between geek and psychoanalysis it contains things such as the lands of Vast Nonsense, The Impossible Narrative, and The Oldest Ocean. He’s only got a few days left and a little ways to go, so please help him out if you can!

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SUPPORT THIS PROJECT: Happy Baby, The Movie (Stephen Elliott.)
November 18, 2012, 7:58 pm
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Happy Baby Kickstarter Video Update #3: Muddy Waters from Stephen Elliott on Vimeo.

Happy Baby is a movie based on the novel of the same name by Stephen Elliott, declared, by the New York Times, as “Surely the most beautiful novel ever written about S&M, juvenile detention centers, and drugs.” Happy Baby is the story of Theo, once an orphan in the Detroit foster care system now a grown man living in California. He returns to Detroit to reconnect with the love of his life. Originally set in Chicago, you can read a chapter from the book here.

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Support this Project: Threefifty Duo.
August 29, 2012, 3:48 am
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Threefifty is the amazing guitar duo that made our first Volume shine and now they are getting to work on their 2nd album. Although they’ve already reached their written goal, their true need lies more in the $7000 dollar range, in order to hire musicians and technicians. The project ends in merely 4 days, but you’ll get a sneak peek of what’s in store this weekend when they curate the upcoming 22 playlist!

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The Way Day Collapses from Jennifer Stock on Vimeo.



Support this Project: Glitch Textiles.
August 8, 2012, 1:45 am
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Phillip Stearns, creator of Year of the Glitch, is raising money for a new “glitch textile” project that will send these beautiful woven pieces to the Netherlands as well as help raise money for future textile based art. As a self-professed glitch fanatic, I was thrilled to see the amazing colors and shapes that glitch art can create when woven into beautiful, tactile patterns and can only imagine the jagged, neon dreams one would have snuggled under these pixels. Help the celebrate the glitch and DONATE NOW!



Support this Project: NYAA needs a lift.
August 3, 2012, 4:55 pm
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New York Academy of Art needs a lift. Their current elevator is about the size of a matchbox and twice as slow. Give them a hand and help improve the lives of many many art students. Donate Now.



SUPPORT THIS PROJECT: Mike Perry’s Wondering About Wandering.

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Mike Perry is raising money for a new sort of “open door” art exhibit. If you haven’t been introduced to the electric, neon world of Mike Perry you’re in luck. His current kickstarter project is to raise money for an exhibition that will not only celebrate the culmination of his monograph, Wondering Around Wandering, but also offer a place of interaction, socialization and discussion for local artists. As a bonus you’ll probably get to meet the bevy of adorable dogs in Mike’s kickstarter video and his perks are some of the best I’ve seen with amazing prints at the $20 level and one of a kind wood pieces at the $300 level and above.

We asked Mike to take a few moments and talk a little about the project. Check out his interview below and make sure you DONATE! 

The 22 Magazine: You’ve worked with a lot of folks and brands. What has been your favorite artistic or design experience in New York so far and why?

Mike Perry: Oh man there have been so many amazing collaborations. I love working with Nike and Target. They have been very supportive. I just started working with Duvel and they have been so great to work for. So supportive of the creative world, excited about my ideas and willing to really push the collaborations.

22: You’ve got a few furry friends running around your studio in the video, what’s your dog’s name?

MP: Bass

22: Where will the WAW space be? Where are you looking if you don’t know yet and why?

MP: I have yet to secure a space but I want something big that people can get lost in. A place where you can just wander around and wonder.

22: Where did the WAW title come from?

MP: I just feel like that is what I am doing with my life. Trying to keep my eyes and mind open.

22: Tell us a little more about that tackle box of paint that started it all?

MP: My grandfather Tom was this eccentric artist in Missouri. We had a very funny relationship. He never really took the opportunity to get to know me but I think he knew that I was the person in the family that would keep the prolific journey he started going. I wish I would have had the chance to get to know him.

22: Why did you want your first Brooklyn exhibition to be interactive? What is important to you about have an “open exhibition”?

MP: When I was young my favorite museums where places that you could touch and get lost in the work. A lot of exhibitions are a little stuffy and hard for people to break into. I want my work to feel open and warm. I want to spark the minds of my young audience and show them that they can do this to. But I also want the art connoisseur to remember that there is another way to experience creativity.

22: Why do you think Brooklyn is the best place for this?

MP: I wouldn’t say Brooklyn is the best place for this but I live here so it seems like a great place to start. I would love for this to be very successful and be able to take this on the road to any city that will welcome it.

22: Will you be recording any of the interactions with people at the space?

MP:Big time.

22: What other artists may be working with you on this project or who would you like to ask?

MP: It really depends on how the fund-raising goes. I am going to build a big sculpture with my good friend Jim Stoten that will be on display. And I am working on a zine with a writer friend Francis Parrilli



SUPPORT THIS PROJECT: Morbid Anatomy Library Fire.


The Morbid Anatomy Library is one of those unique places where connoisseurs of curiosities can feel at home.  Focused on the hybrid study of art, medicine, death and culture, beyond have an array of anatomically correct (and incorrect) items, the library is also filled with a huge amount of books. With a reduction in print, it’s places like these that are sacred.

Sadly, they suffered a fire this past weekend that left a heavy amount of water damage. Far from being broken, they are quickly trying to re-coup the damage and rebuild the library. If you can donate funds, books or just an encouraging word visit them here.

Check out the list of damaged books you can replace.

And contribute fund for other object reclamation by clicking the donate button on the right hand of their website.



Support this Project! The 2nd Annual New York City Poetry Festival and Brooklyn Grange Apiary Project.

Both these projects are reminders of the excellence of spring. Honeybees (for obvious reasons) and the NYC Poetry Fest because it’s one of those lovely outdoor affairs that allows you to stretch your legs and lounge in the grass while listening to some of NY’s best poets.

The line-up this year is no less than perfect and includes a large amount of publications along with the poets. Check it out here and help support today! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/poetrysocietyny/the-2nd-annual-new-york-city-poetry-festival

About The 2nd Annual New York City Poetry Festival: New York City has long been the cultural bellwether of the United States. It has been a Mecca for writers and artists from all over the world for nearly a century. Since its cultural and artistic heyday in the 1960s and ‘70s, the avenues and acceptance of artistic communities has drastically waned. These communities bring to light issues of vital importance not only to their members, but also for New York residents and visitors alike. They create avenues of intellect, introspection, political awareness and artistic communication. Fostering an open, accessible, diverse, innovative and culturally prominent literary community lies at the core of The Poetry Society of New York’s mission.

And if you keep up on your honeybee news you’ll know why it’s important to support the Brooklyn Grange Apiary Project:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1909670623/brooklyn-grange-apiary-project?ref=city

About the Brooklyn Grange Apiary Project: This spring Brooklyn Grange is launching New York City’s largest commercial apiary, which will include at least 25 bee hives and produce over 1,000 pounds of honey. The project will also include an apprenticeship program with a “pay-it-forward” twist. The program will enlist and train dozens of aspiring urban beekeepers, who will receive bees of their own if they complete the apprenticeship and commit to mentoring new apprentices the following year….(Read more.)



HELP SUPPORT THE 22 VOL/2: SIGN AND SYMBOL.

Please take the time to read the editor’s letter below and check out the many reasons to donate to The 22 now!

Howdy Folks,

I write to let you know The 22 Magazine is now hosting its first fundraising campaign, and how important it is for The 22 that we meet our fundraising goal for this project. Every person involved has done a huge amount of work out of the kindness of their hearts and has helped to make this magazine a bigger success than I ever could have imagined. I cannot thank them, or you the readers, enough for what you contribute on a daily basis. That being said, in these times, everyone needs as much help as they can get. We are no exception.

Nearly everything about The 22 is funded from our own pockets and unfortunately circumstances no longer make it possible to give in the same way. Thus I have to turn to you. For the past year we’ve implemented several series that showcase the works of artists, writers and musicians, with almost no funding. This is no small feat in New York City, and undoubtedly everyone sacrificed a huge amount of themselves to make it possible. While it may be ideal to continue in this way, it’s definitely not feasible. What we are asking for is only a very small fraction of what is needed to create things like the first print version of The 22 Review, a bigger, badder, better website, more in-depth content and larger, more excellent events.

Even $10 will help us take small steps towards our goal. In the long run you will find, as always, that with The 22 the benefits outweigh the cost. Please take the time to read some of the reasons to donate below and consider helping out.

Thank you all for your time and for the amazing things you create on a daily basis.

Your Editor,

Cat Gilbert



SUPPORT THIS PROJECT: THIS HOUSE.

When Daniel Hymanson approached me to support “This House,” a documentary of a living installation project in 75-year-old Jackie Seiden’s Chicago home, I was intrigued but wary. Documentaries of artists (particularly older artists) often have the, sometimes unfair, stench of exploitation. However, upon further review, it became clear that this was a story of  lifelong creation, a mentor, a kinship and a friend. Jackie and Daniel met when Daniel was only four years old, while Jackie was teaching at SAIC, where she inspired in Daniel for love of creation and building. Daniel went on to study film while Jackie developed an incredible, mutable home, with a different installation in each room. Straddling the line between pastels and coffins, Jackie’s unique perception of the world is wholly countered by Daniel’s incredibly charming devotion towards memorializing a teacher who inspired his love of narrative. I hope you’ll take the time to look not only at the project but the beautiful story that started it, and help support.

(Left: Daniel and Jackie)

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FROM DANIEL:

Jackie Seiden and her husband Don Seiden live in a large pink and yellow house in Rogers Park, on the north side of Chicago. Each room in the house is a distinct installation–a world of painstakingly found and placed objects. Ever since Jackie moved into the house 30 years ago, these installations have been constantly evolving. They are deeply personal and generally explore subjects relating to Jackie’s own childhood.

When I was four years old, my mom enrolled me in Jackie’s children’s art class at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (that’s me on the left and jackie in the middle in the picture below). Every week Jackie would guide us as we completely transformed the classroom and traveled to impossible places. Once, we used huge sheets of crunched up brown paper to change the classroom into a prehistoric cave and made cave paintings. Another week, with chairs, a slide projector, echoing chugging sound effects, and a sheet, the classroom became a train and Jackie took us on a tour of India. Ever since that class, Jackie has been a friend and huge inspiration to me. (READ MORE.)



SUPPORT THIS PROJECT: SECRET CITY.

DONATE TO SC KICKSTARTER.

The Secret City is an Obie-award winning arts organization that serves the spiritual, social and human needs of artists. Over the past four years at our monthly gatherings, we have presented hundreds of performers, musicians, visual artists, chefs, jugglers, magicians, clowns, dancers, poets, and films. We also present The Manhattan Wonderwalk every September — it’s a 14 hour walk of the island of Manhattan with performances throughout the city. Since our founding in 2007, we have grown from a small gathering of passionate artists, to a thriving community with an average of 125 people attending every month. This September will be the beginning of our fifth year, and we’re raising money to fund our new season. (READ MORE.)



SUPPORT THIS PROJECT! SOUNDFJORD IN LONDON.

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Amy Cutler/Hiromi Umeda/The Repurposed Library/Artist Talk (Center for Book Arts)/NYAA MFA SHOW

AMY CUTLER @SPOONBILL & SUGAR TOWN.

On Monday, May 16th, beginning at 7 pm there will be an opportunity to meet the wonderful artist, Amy Cutler. She will be in the house at Spoonbill Books to sign her new book, Turtle Fur. We look forward to your dropping by.

During the past decade, Amy Cutler (*1974 in Poughkeepsie, New York) has become internationally known for exquisitely detailed narrative works of art. Set in a richly imagined universe, created through a pastiche of memories, observations and insights, they are populated mostly by women engaged in enigmatic tasks and impossible situations: tigers are mended and restriped; figures emerge from the rocky crags of a fjord.

With faces that are both resolute and introspective, Cutler’s women symbolize the emotional complexities of real life situations. This publication will premiere new paintings, drawings, and prints, also including a selection of earlier works and a special section devoted to Alterations, a sculpture installation created for the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid.

Amy Cutler is represented by Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York.

Hiromi Umeda @OUCHI GALLERY.

The Repurposed Library, a Book-Art Workshop with Lisa Occhipinti
126 Crosby Street, New York, NY

The Repurposed Library by designer and mixed media artist Lisa Occhipinti, is a collection of DIY projects that utilize every imaginable part of a book—from hardback cover to individual pages—to create new art objects and practical items for the home. Bibliophiles, DIY enthusiasts, design aficionados, and creative dabblers will find inspiration in the book’s unique art-meets-craft aesthetic. Often using no more than a craft knife, glue, and a little ingenuity, Occhipinti demonstrates how “orphaned” books can become home décor accessories, such as wreaths and vases, as well as functional items, such as shelves, storage boxes, and clocks. This event is free, but $20 buys you a copy of Lisa’s new book, an old book to make art from, instructions and use of craft supplies. Guests of all ages are welcome. Only a love of books is required!

Monday, May 16, 2011 at 7:00 PM
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Artist Talk: 2010 Artists in Residence @ Center for Book Arts

Please join us for an artist talk featuring Tal Halpern, Wayne Hodge, Katarina Jerinic, Jennie C. Jones, and Angie Waller in conjunction with their exhibition featuring new work produced here at the Center during their 2010 residency. These New York-based emerging artists were offered space, time and support to explore the production and exhibition of artist’s books and related work in year-long residencies.

Suggested Admission: $5 members / $10 non-members
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NYAA MFA SHOW: UNCHARTED the 2011 MFA Thesis Exhibition

May 17 – May 27, 2011
On view daily 2 – 7 pm,
CLOSED May 20
Opening Reception May 16, 6 – 8 pm
New York, NY. The New York Academy of Art is pleased to present UNCHARTED, a group exhibition featuring original paintings, drawings, sculpture and prints by sixty talented emerging artists.
Immersed for two years in an intensive learning environment that combines rigorous skills and conceptual training, these MFA candidates plumbed the depths of a time-honored artistic language from which they are creating innumerable distinct dialects. The 2011 graduates of the New York Academy of Art reveal that they are sixty individuals striding sure-footed onto an entirely contemporary landscape.
A catalogue will be available, featuring an essay by Donald Kuspit.



SUPPORT THIS PROJECT! PRISM INDEX & PROJECT NEON.

Two new projects filtering through the feed that caught my eye. One is the handiwork of Jeffery Bowers, THE PRISIM INDEX. Limited edition, handmade, silkscreened, mixed-media book complete with images (DVD) and sound (CD) featuring a gratuitous amount of artists. It’s the kind of project most editor’s cringe at and you’ve got to admire not only the quality of the work but the sheer gumption of the undertaking. Not to mention the interesting Kickstarter video. See a tour of the mag itself below.

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