Monday, November 2, 2015

Fall news!!!

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WOMANIMAL FEVER...

Wowza!!! There is a ton going on this month, so much so that I've barely had time to compile this post. Thanks for everyone who came out for the New York Art Book Fair—it was an amazing event and I was so happy to be there showing off all the Pegacorn Press titles. All of them are still available through my Etsy store, in case there was anything that you wanted to pick up later!

Amazingly, I have two solo exhibitions happening (both of which are opening super soon), have a new drawing in the newest Smoke Signal, am a special guest AND will be tabling Comic Arts Brooklyn... all in the next couple weeks!

The excitement starts with:


WOO-WOO WOMANIVAL

Opens Thursday November 5th, 7-10pm
Featuring New-Age sounds from a live modular synth set (from 8-9pm), by Balloon Monument.

In conjunction with Comic Arts Brooklyn and Desert Island Comics, Wayfarers is delighted to be exhibiting Caroline Paquita’s WOO-WOO-WOMANIVAL, an exploration of the yin-yang of life/death/happy/sad through a carnival-meets-healing-center installation. Building upon a larger body of work, Paquita uses her WOMANIMALS as a vehicle to explore these topics, as well as gender, sexuality, spirituality, and the nuanced energies that surround the “unknown.”
An amalgamation of works inspired by Coney Island, nudist retreats and crystal shops, the exhibition features drawings, paintings, papier-mâché, sewn soft sculpture, automaton/kinetic wood sculpture, Risograph prints and zines. Viewers will be able to interact with several vending machines, “toys,” and other objects of absurdity while surrounded by crystals, new age music, and essential oils. In celebration of Comic Arts Brooklyn, a collection of works published via Paquita’s publishing house,
Pegacorn Press, will be also be shown.


The show will be up from November 5th- 29th and it happens to be in the gallery of my studio space. If there was ever a time that you wanted to see what I do (and where I have been working for the past two years), now would be the opportunity. If the hours for the gallery don't work for you, feel free to contact me for a scheduled viewing. (Big thanks to Comic Arts Brooklyn and Wayfarers!!!)


NOVEMBER 7th, 11AM-7PM

I'm a special guest this year, as well as tabling at the one and only Comic Arts Brooklyn! You'll be able to find Mike Taylor and myself downstairs at table D15, between Brian Chippendale and Lale Westvind (who has been published several times by Pegacorn Press cause she rules!).

Mt. Carmel Gymnasium: 12 Havemeyer St, Brooklyn, NY


Remember RIDE THE WILD RIDE box set I made last year, archiving all my publications (both my work and the artists that I've published) between 1996-2014? The National Museum of Women in the Arts will be exhibiting it in their library for the next six months, which is one of the biggest honors EVER. In my world, I call this MONDO news and I get a little joyfully teary eyed when I think about how neat this is!

NOV 16 2015–MAY 13 2016
Womanimal: Zine Art by Caroline Paquita
Caroline Paquita (b. 1980) is a Brooklyn-based artist, zinester, and founder of Pegacorn Press. Her first self-published zine, Brazen Hussy, used xerography like other punk zines of the 1990s, but it already shows evidence of Paquita’s distinctive aesthetic, which features strong line work. Paquita’s recent work has focused on envisioning “Womanimals”—half-woman/half-animal creatures that seek to interject a queered whimsy and irreverence into distracted modern culture. This exhibition showcases Paquita’s punk art zine-making over the past 18 years.
- See more at: http://nmwa.org/explore/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions#sthash.3GpuzpB6.dpuf


I'm extremely thankful to the Heather Slania (the Director of the library there) for adding the box set to their collection and being such a pleasure to work with. Big thanks also to Aimee Lusty and Booklyn, for leading me to archive my work and for getting it out there and into several other collections. If you find yourself in DC anytime soon, check it out, or come out for my artist talk that I'll be doing at NMWA on March 25th—more on that later!

(Photo of an automaton in progress for Woo Woo Womanival)

Thanks for getting through this epic post—happy Fall and I hope that everyone is well!!!

XOXO,
Caroline Paquita