We are all trapped inside our own shell trying to navigate the earth. What do our bodies mean to us? What do they mean to eachother? How do our bodies shape our experience? Join Nomadic Press as we listen to writers who put words to our physical selves at CSG/NY by discussing the exestential, physical and social implications of anatomy.
WHAT TO DO WITH THE BODY, a solo body of paintings concerning peculiar and volatile death stories by Linda Griggs is currently on view at the gallery and will be the illustrated background to our amazing readers.
ABOUT EVERYONE INVOLVED:
Linda Griggs is represented in New York by CSG/NY and has previously shown work in 5 previous projects with the gallery, including her previous solo, THE FIRST TIME IS NOT LIKE PORN October 2015.
Christopher Stout Gallery, New York (CSG/NY) is a contemporary art gallery in Bushwick, showing subversive and difficult work by New York City artists. We delight in serving as a platform for discourse on work that is challenging to authority paradigms, feminist, queer, anti-establishment, hyper-aggressive, mystic, and/or joyously sexual.
Nomadic Press supports and provides venues for artwork across all media and disciplines by both emerging and established artists. Nomadic Press's goal is to guide writers and artists through a supportive and connective process and to offer each artist the opportunity to have his or her work(s) presented in carefully edited and curated publications and events. We strive to juxtapose myriad voices and visions in ways that are surprising and complementary.
Candace Williams is a Brooklyn Poets Fellow and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Hyperallergic, Bennington Review, Lambda Literary Review, Copper Nickel, and the Brooklyn Poets Anthology (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2017), among other places. She earned her MA in Elementary Education from Stanford University and has received scholarships from Cave Canem. You can find her walking her pit bull down Nostrand Ave, watching too many episodes of Murder, She Wrote before bed, and subtweeting the white supremacist capitalist patriarchy (@teacherc).
Joanna C. Valente is a human who lives in Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of Sirs & Madams (Aldrich Press, 2014), The Gods Are Dead (Deadly Chaps Press, 2015) Marys of the Sea (forthcoming 2016, ELJ Publications), and Xenos (forthcoming 2017, Agape Editions). She received her MFA in writing at Sarah Lawrence College, and in 2011, she was the recipient of the American Academy of Poet’s Prize. She is also the Founder & Chief Editor of the magazine, Yes, Poetry, as well as the Chief Editor for Luna Luna Magazine. Some of her work has appeared in Prelude, BUST, Brooklyn Poets, Columbia Journal, The Huffington Post, The Paris-American, BORT Quarterly, Tinderbox, The Destroyer, The Atlas Review, among others.
Ash Faith is a multidimensional New York City Native Poet, Feldenkrais ninja in training, & ex altar boy. Having survived a 2 month coma, & Traumatic Brain Injury, he's currently confronting Cancer, hoping to honor any process resiliently through a sense of mindful ability while choosing to overcome any odds by using the power of the pen. He finds honest comedy to be a core ingredient for healing & feels that through a sense of awareness, ability and relaxing responsibly--one can hopefully transcend trauma at least a tad more gracefully. As an emerging author, he's finishing up his first book Laddie Stardust.
Larry Kamguia is a story teller and photographer living in Brooklyn, NY. He moved to the United States from Cameroon in 2011 for graduate school at NYIT, where he currently works as an associate director. He writes to heal and also to celebrate life and freedom we often take for granted here in the states. His stories were featured in the podcasts Life of The Law and Arrivals with Jonathan Hirsch.