JULY 13, 2012

DO ANYTHINGOPENING RECEPTION JULY 13, 2012 6 to 1o pm 35 Open Artist Studios and Film Screening

The centerpiece to a multitude of events taking place at Space 4 Art from July 12 through 15, 2012 is the exhibit Do Anything. The show features work by individual artists and collectives who focus on do-it-yourself publishing and print projects. Employing alternative methods of production and distribution to create books, zines, and video work, the exhibiting artists work with a variety of themes to actively engage a wide audience. Opening during Comic-Con, this exhibition focuses on artistic practices that push the boundaries of contemporary publishing. The opening reception will feature a screening of Strange Attractors:  Investigations in Non-Humanoid Extraterrestrial Sexualities on Space 4 Art’s outdoor stage.

Artists and collectives exhibiting at Space 4 Art (located at 325 15th Street in San Diego’s East Village) include: Bettie Breitweiser, The Institute of Extraterrestrial Sexuality and Encyclopedia Destructica, Juliacks, Justseeds, Darin Klein, Ed Luce, Ed Piskor, Louis M. Schmidt, Tom Scioli, Mary Tremonte, and Unicorn Mountain. As a satellite to the exhibition, Double Break Gallery (located at 1821 5th Avenue in Bankers Hill) will be showing new zines by: Josh Atlas, Jessica Greenfield, Ben Hernstrom, Jennifer Murray, and Jessica Vaughn.

A panel discussion on July 15 from 7 to 9 PM at Space 4 Art will feature comic-artists Ed Piskor (creator of the graphic novel, Wizzywig and the web-comic Brain Rot), Ed Luce (creator of the comic books Wuvable Oaf and Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever). Also at Space 4 Art, a zine discussion on August 4 from 2 to 4 PM will feature artists Darin Klein and Louis M. Schmidt in a discussion of creating and collecting zines.

About the Curator: Christopher Kardambikis is an artist exploring an absurd mythology for the future through drawings, paintings, and hand-made books.  He has co-founded two artist book projects: the Pittsburgh-based Encyclopedia Destructica and the San Diego-based Gravity and Trajectory. He has been an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Millay Colony, and the Pittsburgh Center of the Arts. Kardambikis received his MFA at the University of California, San Diego and his BFA from Carnegie Mellon University.