We ride them and Tingel-Tangel

Portrait of the artist by Jeaneen Lund

We ride them and Tingel-Tangel
October 21- December 4, 2010
20 years of independent publications
by Darin Klein
Curated by Margaret Tedesco

Baer Ridgway Exhibitions
172 Minna Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 21, 5pm - 8pm
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 6pm
tel 415.777.1366

Saturday October 23, 2:00pm
Performance: Cliff Hengst
Exhibition walk-through and artist lecture: Darin Klein
'Zine release: 21st Century Queer Artists Identify Themselves #2 & #3 ($10 each)

Darin Klein & Suzanne Wright present: 21st Century Queer Artists Identify Themselves #2 featuring Ron Abram, Brandon Andrew, Artist Curated Projects, Cody Bayne, Alex Black & Samuel White w/ Closetboy, Lindsay Brant, Timothy Cummings, Cathy de la Cruz, Nathalie Dierickx, Deanna Erdmann, Fag Punk, Ella Gant, Sam Gordon, Jeremiah Gregory, Nicholas Grider, Lia Halloran, Jim Hanson, Hi Fashion, Onya Hogan-Finlay, David Humphrey, Larissa Brantner James, Jonesy, David King, Anthony Lepore, Joe Mama-Nitzberg & Marc Swanson, Kirk Maxson, Lucas Michael, Zac Monday, Leon Mostovoy, Erwin Ong, Paul Pescador, Clifford Landon Pun, Christopher Russell, Steven Reigns, Christopher Schulz, Ethan Shoshan, Max Steele, Doug Stockstill, Sweaterqueens, Margaret Tedesco, Philip Tomaru, Chris Vargas & Greg Youmans, Rob Williams, Marty Windahl, Charles Herman Wurmfeld, Joe Yorty, Austin Young

Darin Klein & Suzanne Wright present: 21st Century Queer Artists Identify Themselves #3 featuring Noël Alumit & Manuel Falcon Padua, Adam J. Ansell, Eden Batki, JohnJoseph Bibby, Erich Bolmann, Micha Cardenas & Elle Mehrmand, Kelly Cline, Malene Dam, Antonio Diaz, Christopher Dibble, Tracy Dishman, Ben Evans, Frankie Fever, Kris Grey, David Gilbert, Hilary Goldberg, Abel Baker Gutierrez, Michael T. Harrison, Michael Hayden, Kate Hoffman, Nadine Hottenrott, Daniel Ingroff, Jason Jenn, Kevin Killian, Molly Larkey, Ian MacKinnon, Martin Masetto, Jason Mecier, Jason Fritz Michael, Sharon Molloy, Grace Moon, Magritte Nankin, Kean O’Brien, Billy O’Callaghan, Tyler Matthew Oyer, Andrew Printer, Iana Quesnell, Lawrence Rinder, Jim Schatz & J.G.R., Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Angela Smith, Molly Stinchfield, Marc Swanson, Irwin Swirnoff, Carla Verea & Francisca Rivero-Lake, Jim Winters, The Yes Men, Justin Yockel

Exhibition related edition:
A Transcription of the Audio Tour
Darin Klein Childhood Home and Museum
Clovis, California

16-page publication, full-color
Text: Christopher Russell / Photographs: Jeaneen Lund
Published by [ 2nd floor projects ] and Baer Ridgway Exhibitions ($9)

Working with an ever-expanding network of friends, Darin Klein curates and organizes exhibitions and arts programming, simultaneously producing, collecting and promoting artists' publications and independent media. A recipient of Printed Matter's Awards for Artists this year, he has been creating, exhibiting, and distributing solo and collaborative independent publications for nearly two decades. Recent curatorial endeavors include Christopher Russell's Hammer Project at the Hammer Museum and a series of exhibitions and related public programs at Amy Adler's Echo Park Studio, both in Los Angeles. A regular exhibitor at Printed Matter's NY Art Book Fair since 2007, Klein's recent publishing projects include Box of Books, Vols. I-III and 21st Century Queer Artists Identify Themselves #1-3.

Christopher Russell
is an artist, writer, and academic vagabond based in Los Angeles, currently teaching at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. He received his BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1998 and his MFA from Art Center College of Design in 2004. From 2001 to 2005 Russell edited, designed, produced, and distributed the destroy-to-enjoy literary art magazine Bedwetter. Landscape, a monograph of Russell's work, was published in 2007 by Kolapsomal Press. He wrote and edited the exhibition catalog, Against the Grain, which accompanied his 2008 curatorial debut at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. His illustrated novella, Budget Decadence, appeared earlier this year through 2nd Cannons Publications. His first novel, Sniper, will be published in early 2011. Russell has written over two dozen articles about contemporary art and has exhibited internationally, including a solo exhibition at the Hammer Museum, and upcoming solo installations at Luis De Jesus, Los Angeles and the NADA Art Fair in Miami. Russell's work is included in the collections of The J.P. Getty Museum; Rhode Island School of Design Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles; The Hammer Museum; Tom of Finland Foundation, and New York University/Fales Library.

Cliff Hengst
is an artist based in San Francisco. His wall drawings, paintings, and performances have been included in numerous exhibitions including Marella Arte (Milan, Italy) and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Gallery 16, and [ 2nd floor projects ] (San Francisco, CA). He has worked collaboratively with Larry Rinder at Testsite in Austin, TX, and with Scott Hewicker on Good Times: Bad Trips, a book dedicated to the phenomena of the bad drug trip. Over 50 contributors (including noted artists Devendra Banhart, Tony Labat, and Chris Johanson) recount their bad trips, each paired with photographs, paintings and collages by Hewicker and Hengst. Hengst has an exhibition currently on view at Gallery 16, San Francisco. For the Baer Ridgway exclusive, CLIFF HENGST performs a ritualistic delivery of the brand new Darin Klein & Friends 'zines, 21st Century Queer Artists Identify Themselves #2 & #3.