Chapbook by Astria Suparak
Commissioned and designed by: Margaret Tedesco / 2nd floor projects
An experimental essay on racial and ethnic identity (and recent cases in the art world and beyond that have elucidated related issues), authenticity, postmemory, and appropriation.
- Purchase: 11″ x 7″ chapbook can be purchased by emailing projects2ndfloor (at) outlook.com
Frank Haines, Jerry the Marble Faun, Astria Suparak, curated by Margaret Tedesco / 2nd floor projects, Luggage Store Annex, San Francisco, Sept. 8 – Oct. 14, 2017 — Extended to Oct. 27.
“Defining the role art has to play in the midst of national, social and political upheaval is a task for more robust minds, with fewer deadlines on their hands. But in my survey of the Bay Area’s fall season, it’s heartening to see many institutions grappling with the same questions, along with local artists getting major museum love and artistic reminders of hope coming to the fore.
“The venerable artist-run gallery 2nd floor projects isn’t one for fanfare. Exhibitions don’t have titles, two to three artists hang alongside one another without complicated curatorial conceits, a limited edition chapbook accompanies each show. But fanfare or not, 2nd floor projects is 10 years old, and in typical understated fashion, is ‘simply marking’ that nice round number with an offsite pop-up show. New York-based artists Frank Haines and Jerry the Marble Faun promise works in stained glass and marble, respectively, and Astria Suparak, co-curator of YBCA’s 2014 exhibition Alien She, provides this show’s batch of finely wrought words.”
– Sarah Hotchkiss, “Hope Comes to the Fore: 6 Visual Art Shows to See This Fall,” Aug. 30, 2017