2012 BOX SETS
November \ Open Spaces
Open Spaces was a collection of serene architecture, cantilevered landscapes, and cut-to-the-heart poetry; featuring original work by Serrah Russell, Ollie Glatzer, and hand-bound chap books by writer Alex Filson.
September \ Every Day
Every Day was a languid study of fleeting moments in daily life both beautiful and tragic; featuring original work by Gretchen Bennett which renders stills from the PNW-based television show The Killing; beautiful collages which feel like views through binoculars or a microscope by Rumi Koshino; and hand-bound erasure books by writer Jennifer Borges Foster.
July \ re Place
The issue re Place was meant to reflect a twist on memory, reality, reflection, and space; featuring original work by Julie Alpert, Ryan Finnerty, and a series of digital poetry erasure collages by Adam Boehmer. re Place was the first LxWxH box set to feature the writing component as an art object itself, setting the tone for many others to follow!
May \ Blast Center
Blast Center was an issue that talked about disruption and excavation of place. Featuring original fanned and architectural acrylic sculptures by Cristin Ford which were assembled by the viewer, a series of experimental new works resembling strata by Ryan Molenkamp, created during his Jentel Residency; and a riveting fiction piece titled Corporation On the Water by Ian Gazarek.
March \ Conduit
Conduit was a poetic collection of small scale oil paintings by Kimberly Trowbridge, a series of square paintings and loose-form sewn works by painter Robert Hardgrave, and a compelling introspective essay by Andrew Bartels The Way Thought Moves; which was later featured on The Monarch Review.
January \ Sacred Animals
Released in the wake of the Occupy Wall Street movement and protests, Sacred Animals featured a screen-printed and hand-painted Dorli Rainey mask by No Touching Ground (an image of the now famous elder Seattle protester who was arrested by police), screen-printed works on paper by Baso Fibonacci, and free prose style poem/essay about unrest by street artist NKO titled Mystic Animals & the King of Masks.