Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 6-9PM
Passenger Pigeon Press
Opening Reception @ La Maison d'Art - 6-9PM
Passenger Pigeon Press (PPP), in collaboration with Art In FLUX and La Maison d’Art, presents a group show celebrating the 1st Anniversary of the launch of PPP. Artist and educator, Tammy Nguyen started this grassroots print outfit with an activist and storytelling flair in the Fall of 2016. PPP addresses geopolitics, science, and identity through visual art and writing. In its first year, PPP covered politically urgent issues including endangered species, labor rights, WWII history, sports rules, local NY history, and gastronomy using a nuanced storytelling craft. The exhibition features all of the year one contributors to Passenger Pigeon Press including artists, writers, historians, and scientists, offering a glimpse into their larger practices.
Historian Andrew Stein, for example, offers a bookshelf of his selected reading on Queer Caribbean studies. The young poet, Chayce Marshall, presents a piece about the buds of a tree while the nomadic lyricist Andrew Hughes shares a story of lies from a place in Spain. Visual artists Meena Hasan, Didier William and Ronny Quevedo present intimate artworks extrapolated from their personal stories.
Opening night will debut the Fall issue of Martha’s Quarterly and PPP’s new artist collaboration with Patricia Nguyen, lead artist from Chicago based collective Axis Lab. The 2017 Fall issue of Martha’s Quarterly, entitled Paper Tiger speaks about false power fronted by an outward display of bravado. This issue features the work of curator Larry Ossei-Mensah, poet Saretta Morgan, and history teacher Lorne Swarthout. The Patricia Nguyen and Axis Lab collaboration celebrates and mournes the immigrant community of Argyle in Chicago whose people are being displaced as the neighborhood gentrifies.
Artists: Andrew Hughes, Andrew Stein, Chayce Marshall, Davey Barr, Didier William, Emily Nguyen, Emma Colbert, Genevieve Erin O'Brien, Kenny Rivero, Kevin Collier, Larry Ossei-Mensah, Lorne Swarthout, Mauricio Cortes, Meena Hasan, Patricia Nguyen, Peniel Dimberu, Richard Tran, Ronny Quevedo, Samuel Snow, Saretta Morgan, Tammy Nguyen, Téa Chai Beer, Tinashe Mushakavanhu, Tran Minh Duc
Inquiries: Tammy Nguyen, firstname.lastname@example.org, 718-877-1600