I'm Kenney Mencher. I'm an artist who left a tenured professorship in 2016 to pursue making art full time. This blog is about art, art history, with a emphasis on human rights. I make homoerotic art featuring bears, otters & other gay wildlife.
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
THE 2022 QUEER|ART|PRIDE DIGITAL BOOK & PRINT FAIR IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS!
Queer|Art's 4th Annual Fair is Back by Popular Demand, With 50+ Participating Artists!
In celebration of Pride 2022, Queer|Art is pleased to announce the return of the Queer|Art|Pride Digital Book & Print Fair! Now in its fourth iteration, the virtual marketplace will be featured on Queer|Art's website from June 1–July 31, and will host 50+ participating artists and over 280 unique works. Curated in the spirit of abundance, the Fair features an incredible diversity of works for perusal and purchase, including (but not limited to) artist books, novels, zines, poetry chapbooks, drawings, photographs, watercolors, garments, collages, and prints. 100% of sales directly benefit the participating artists.
The Digital Book & Print Fair will be activated through our popular online Show 'N' Tell series, where artists read, perform, and otherwise demonstrate the variety of work they have made for sale. The Show 'N' Tell events will take place on Tuesday, June 14th and Tuesday, July 19th from 6–7:30 PM EST. You can RSVP here.More details coming soon!
Includes Queer|Art|Mentorship Artists, Award Winners & Finalists, and Guest Artists!
Participating artists include: Mitchell Allison, Florencia Alvarado, Devin Antheus, Frances Arpaia, Andi Avery, Jeffrey Augustine Songco, Daniel Barragán, Danielle Benedict, Kaeten Bonli, KS Brewer, Rachel Britton, Jessica Buie, Jibz Cameron, Candystore, Amarise Carreras, ryy casper, Hao Chun Chang, Marco DaSilva, Carmen DeCristo, Sharon De La Cruz, Alexandria Deters, Sara Duell, Sokari Ekine, Michael Espinoza, Dylan Everrett, Chitra Ganesh, Rami George, Golden, Goodw.y.n, Naima Green, Cristobal Guerra, Annika Hansteen-Izora, Carlos Hernandez, Marie Hinson, Henry James Hanson, Serena Jara, Jordi, Cosmic Kitty, Kia LaBeija, Sunny Leerasanthanah, Joseph Liatela, Malachi Lily, Heather Lynn Johnson, saahil m., Felli Maynard, Iris McCloughan, Sarah Mihara Creagen, Sarah Panzer, Russell Perkins, Jorge Sánchez, Pamela Sneed, Jeannette Spicer, Mar Stratford, Natalie Tsui, Tobaron Waxman, Erica Wessmann, Brendan Williams-Childs, Eva Woolridge, agustine zegers, and Zhidong Zhang.
Below is a sneak peek of some of the artists and works you'll see online.
Photographer and 2021 Robert Giard Grant Judge Naima Green is selling Pur·suit, a deck of playing cards featuring images of queer womxn, trans, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming people, inspired by Catherine Opie's Dyke Deck.
Visual media mavens will enjoy the whimsically mischievous drawings of 2014-2015 QAM Mentor Jibz Cameron, who is selling prints rendered in her signature style. As she says in a 2017 interview with Artforum, “may I never stop drawing. Drawing is seeing." At Cameron's Fair table, there is indeed plenty to see!
At 2018-2019 QAM Fellow Russell Perkins’ table, you can purchase his collaborative book, The Future Tense, a publication centering collective grief and the management of uncertainty that was named “One of the Most Beautiful Swiss Books of 2022” by the cultural ministry of Switzerland.
Another Guest Artist, Rachel Britton is a nonbinary photographer based in Michigan. Born with an identical twin and fraternal triplet, Rachel mimics their relationship to multiplicity by compositing bodies together. At the Fair, you can purchase Rachel's radiant and surreal photographs that play with the body in ways you've never seen before.
One of several Guest Artists invited to this year's Fair, Erica Wessmann is selling sculptures that are at simultaneously abstract, biomorphic, and erotic. Their work materially question one's relationship to the body as a vessel for subjective experience.
Over in the zine section, Fair favorite and 2015-2016 QAM Fellow Brendan Williams-Childs teams up with longtime collaborator Mar Stratford to bring us a sensational series of zines about everything from queer revenge fantasies, to Star Trek fanfiction, to Sappho’s writing.
2014-2015 QAM Mentor Chitra Ganesh is selling, Queer Power!, a time traveling coloring book celebrating the queer and transgender histories of downtown Manhattan. The collaborative book also features an essay by 2020-2021 QAM Fellow Erica Cardwell, among others!