Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Saturday, June 7th, 2014


Come celebrate some new Pegacorn Press publications with us on Saturday night at Booklyn!

Down By The Bay (Aimee Lusty), Late Era Clash #26 (Mike Taylor) and The Time Is Now (Caroline Paquita) will all be unleashed to the public. A box set featuring every publication made and/or produced by Paquita (since high school, aka, the 1990's!!!), will be available to check out, as well as the exhibition, GARDEN OF THE WOMANIMAL which ends the following day. It's definitely a meta-event of all things print related!

Booklyn: 37 Greenpoint Ave, 4th Floor
7-10PM- FREE





Saturday, April 26, 2014

Brooklyn Zine Fest, 4/27

Pegacorn Press will be tabling the Brooklyn Zine Fest tomorrow, from 11-6! Gonna have the new Garden of the Womanimal exhibition publication, so get it while you can!



Wednesday, April 2, 2014

GARDEN OF THE WOMANIMAL, opens 4/12!


Hey y'all!

TONS of stuff going on currently and it's all about to culminate on April 12th at Booklyn, with the opening of my solo show, GARDEN OF THE WOMANIMAL. I've been working like a wild woman getting ready for this and I hope that folks are able to come by and check it out. It's up for two months, so no pressure if you can't make it to the opening.

A press release is included at the bottom of this post and here's a breakdown of events/dates regarding the show, as well as related Pegacorn Press endeavors...


4/12: Opening of the show!!! Woo-woo!!!! 7pm-10pm!

4/26: I'll be gallery sitting, if you want to stop by, 12-5pm
4/27: Pegacorn Press will be tabling the Brooklyn Zine Fest 


5/3: Gallery sitting at Booklyn, 12-5pm.

5/10: Gallery sitting at Booklyn, 12-5pm. 

5/17: Gallery sitting at Booklyn, 12-5pm.
 

5/25: Gallery sitting at Booklyn, 12-5pm.

5/31-6/1: Pegacorn Press will be in Chicago for CAKE!

6/7: Workshop at Booklyn during the day, box set release party in the evening. New Pegacorn Press releases by Aimee Lusty, Mike Taylor and myself! More details to be announced later...

6/8: Workshop at Booklyn and the last day of the show!!!!!



XOXO,
Caroline Paquita  


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The Booklyn Art Gallery is pleased to present GARDEN OF THE WOMANIMAL, an installation by Caroline Paquita and a small survey of thirteen years of drawings, paintings, prints, sculptures and zines.

GARDEN OF THE WOMANIMAL explores a recurring theme throughout the recent years of Caroline’s work, depicted in a wide variety of media, a cult of  “womanimals” half-women/half-wild animals are illustrated in landscapes of playful sexual scenarios, mystical adventures, and explorations of nature and the body. The womanimals’ corrupt playfulness and exuberance are contrasted by the meticulously clean line work of Paquita’s drawings and paintings. Newer works are surrounded by thirteen years of imagery demonstrating the evolution towards this theme and its stylized representation.

Culling works from her personal collection GARDEN OF THE WOMANIMAL creates an audacious yet welcoming environment of new and past works including drawings, paintings, screenprints, paper mache, sewn soft sculpture, wood sculpture, Risograph prints and zines. The installation is climaxed by Paquita’s  new artist book, published exclusively for the exhibition, compiling years of screenprints, publishing ephemera, hand-colored Risographs, and drawing reproductions into a beautifully hand-bound hardcover limited edition.

GARDEN OF THE WOMANIMAL is Caroline Paquita’s first solo exhibition in New York. Born in Miami in 1980, Caroline studied creative photography and art history at the University of Florida in Gainesville. In addition to her personal art practice, Caroline is a musician and an independent publisher working under the guise Pegacorn Press. Printing exclusively with Risograph since 2009, she has collaborated with and published work by Al Burian, Anna Haifisch, Brontez Purnell, Mike Taylor, Sy Wagon, and Lale Westvind. Coinciding with the exhibition, Caroline and Booklyn are collaborating on compiling and archiving sixteen years of her self-published zines to be released as a limited edition box-set in May 2014.

This exhibition is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and additionally in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

For more information please contact aimee@booklyn.org
Gallery hours Thursday through Tuesday, 12-5pm.



Sunday, March 16, 2014

New band show...







It's finally time for the Jam Pony to be released ya'll!
 
That's right: HEXBANE

The moonlit rockers, Kate Ryan, Caroline Paquita, Don Godwin and J.R. Hankins, are ready to reveal their inner workings. Who'd have dreamt this? Kate on drums, Caroline on bass, Don on guitar, J.R. on flugelhorn. Punk Band!

HEXBANE is here!
And they'll be playing with Lonesome Leash and Gay Panic!
 
First, HEXBANE will invite the moon brains at 8:30 sharp, the witching hour...
Then Walter will release the birds of his one man music box, Lonesome Leash...
Then Gay Panic will bring us on home in the dance freakout of our dreams...
 
All this the Eve of Thursday, March 20, the Vernal Equinox
The doors will open at 8pm at The Acheron 
57 Waterbury St, Brooklyn, NY
$7 cover, 21 & over

Please come and welcome HEXBANE to the night!

Friday, February 7, 2014

I'll be tabling this new event at the Silent Barn, as well as a laundry list of awesome New Yorkers. Come check it out!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Winter Solstice Pop Up Shop + Booklyn this Spring



This Saturday, December 21st, from 12pm-5pm, I'll be having a super informal "holiday shop," over at Coast Cycles, in Brooklyn, NY. If you're in the NYC area and wanting to get a 2014 Paquita Calendar (it's 5th year!!!), or any other Pegacorn Press publication, now is the time to save on shipping and be ready with some holiday gifts. There will be package deals on everything, as well as some complimentary hot beverages to sip on before you head back into the cold!

Buy 5 calendars ($10 each), get the sixth free, or if you really want to do it up, buy 10 and get 2 extras. Cash and checks work, as well as sending money via Paypal from your phone. (If you're not able to make it, you can still order through
Etsy and Storenvy, though in person, calendars are only $10, not $12+shipping AND you're welcome to haggle/barter with me in a friendly way.)

Coast Cycles is at the end of Charles Place, which is right by the coffee shop Little Skips, in the Bushwick neighborhood. Get to the intersection of Willoughby and Myrtle and you'll see Norbert's Pizza on the left and Little Skips on the right- that's Charles Place. At the end of that little half street, there's a garage with a chicken riding a bike- the door is to the right.




THE BIG NEWZ:

Whoa! Recently, I was invited to have a two month long solo retrospective show at Booklyn this upcoming April+May, which is the most exciting thing that I'm working on these days. Several editions of artist's books will be coming out in correlation with the show and it's been a real blast from the past going through all my stuff, deciding how this is all going to shape up.

If you have any of my work, I'm hoping to start collecting photos of these objects, particularly in the context of where it's hanging or stored (if it is up on your wall, in a drawer, etc). I'd like to turn these photos into something for the show/books, as well as finally have some better documentation of pieces that I've made, but may have forgotten. This includes everything from patches, fliers, drawings, zines, posters, paintings, sewn objects, stenciled works- whatever you have. You can email them to
carolinepaquita(at)gmail.com and whatever format will work, but a 150-300 dpi jpeg would be the bees knees.

More information on this show, as well as the flurry of publications that will be done in time for it, in the coming months. There is soooo much work ahead, but I'm loving it!



Hope that everyone has a great time finishing up 2013 and as always, I'm super appreciative of all the continual support. At fourteen completed projects in the past two years, I'm feeling really good about the work I'm doing and releasing. I most definitely have to extend big hugs and thanks to all of you who have kept me at it! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

With love,
Caroline Paquita

P.S. Long time friend
Mike Taylor is also having a show at Booklyn and I believe that his opening is on January 18th. Definitely make a point check it out!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Busy Brooklyn

This weekend is jam packed with events, two of which I'm showing/tabling at. Listed below are the details:

Saturday, November 9th
COMIC ARTS BROOKLYN

11 AM to 7 PM - Free
Mt. Carmel Church
275 N 8th St
Brooklyn, NY
(Entrance on Havemeyer)

 Pegacorn Press will be tabling with old time favorite Mike Taylor- stop by!!!!

For more details on all the events surrounding CAB (which there are many), check out: 

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Also, on Saturday night: I have a piece in this great show at Wayfarers. If you stop by, look for PASADENA, which was the word I was assigned. Can't wait to see it all together:




November 9th – December 1st, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 9th, 6 - 10 pm
Wayfarers: 1109 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221
(Near the corner of Broadway and Dekalb, closest train JMZ)
Wayfarers set out to design an inventive project that could incorporate the range of skills and approaches an open call for entries would generate, as well as acknowledge the fact that we were going to demand money (which would be necessary to cover our administrative costs, but still made us uncomfortable). We developed the idea for Ransom - a group show that was open to absolutely anyone who paid the ten bucks for the submission fee. We spread the word about the show and 275 artists from all over the world committed to participate. Based on that number, we wrote a True Story with *275 words, and assigned one word to each of the artists. They were to make their words out of virtually any material and then send them to us so that we could arrange them on the walls of the gallery to spell out the True Story in the style of a giant, three-dimensional ransom note.
*A real life fact changed in the True Story, so we added a footnote, and recruited more word-makers. Then another fact changed (real life is slippery), and we recruited more word-makers for that footnote. The current word count for Ransom is 329 and holding. The story, as of this writing, is still true...



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The 2014 Paquita Calendar is in the works and for people who are interested, you can pre-order it via my Etsy store. All orders will be sent out by December 15th! 

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Other news? Well... there is actually HUGE, MEGA GIGANTIC news, but I'm still sorting out the details and can't spill the beans yet. Basically it involves a retrospective solo art show, amongst other opportunities, so obviously I'm extremely excited/busy these days. 

More soon,
C.P.