show and tell Tuesday
Pania Press had an impromptu outing in the weekend when we were given the opportunity to make a small display of our books in a print fair being run as part of the St Paul St Gallery's 2011 Print Season. Although we don't have a lot of stock at the moment, I fleshed out the display with some of my paper models, which proved to be very popular with the kids. It was mighty nice to share the Symonds St Gallery space with the Adam Art Gallery, Enjoy Gallery, St Paul St, Artspace, Cherry Bomb Comics, and Alphabet City, among others. Here's a Show and Tell of a selection of the publications I swapped and bought during the event.
The top image is cropped from a poster/catalogue designed by Jonty Valentine and produced by St Paul St Gallery in 2005 for Stella Brennan's exhibition Wet Social Sculpture. What a brilliant aerial photograph of suburbia with all the gorgeous blue swimming pools in all kinds of geometric shapes.
From the same table I gathered up a selection of free postcards relating to the forthcoming Sightseeing exhibition, curated by Hanna Scott, that opens at AUT's St Paul St Gallery on 7 April and runs until 29 April. The idea is that we take a postcard, write something on it, and send it back to the Gallery. The completed cards will then be displayed in the exhibition.
And last but not least, here's a great photo of Alex Wild minding the Cherry Bomb comics table and shamelessly promoting her book The Constant Losers published by Titus Books in September 2010 and already into its second print run. Alex even typed up and xeroxed an A6 zine that morning to pitch her book to visitors. A very impressive and effective exercise in self-promotion.