Saturday, November 5, 2011
Darin Klein & Friends Present
Box of Books, Vol. IV Release Party
410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Human Resources welcomes you to celebrate the release of a unique and dynamic independent publishing endeavor. For the fourth consecutive year, Darin Klein & Friends present the collaborative 'zine project Box of Books. An all-new selection of artists and friends has learned to make their very own simple booklet using a single piece of paper and a specific folding technique. The outcome is an edition of 100 boxes, all containing each of the participants’ work - a diverse and exciting mix of images and texts, and a broad range of styles and concepts.
Box of Books, Vol. IV showcases the work of Heather Benjamin, Ryan Brewer & AA Bronson, Julia Dzwonkoski & Kye Potter, Brennan Gerard & Ryan Kelly, Abel Baker Gutierrez, Handbook Magazine (Darren Ankenbauer), Johanna Jackson, Chris Johanson, Christopher Kardambikis, Dawn Kasper, David Larsen, Sarah Locke, Jeaneen Lund, Francesca Mirabella, Zac Monday, Erwin Ong, Davy Rothbart, Jen Smith, Chris Vargas & Greg Youmans, and e war.
At this one-night only launch party and reception, the public is invited to peruse the contents of the box, which is available to purchase for $20.00 per box. Also in store for the evening are the accompanying Mini-Exhibition, Interactive Performances and Super-Short Film Screening – all featuring Box of Books, Vol. IV participants.
Mini-Exhibition: Julia Dzwonkoski & Kye Potter | Jeaneen Lund | Christopher Kardambikis | Jen Smith
Julia Dzwonkoski & Kye Potter. Dining Room Table, 2011. Oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches
Jeaneen Lund. Mecca, 2011. Color photograph, 15 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches
Christopher Kardambikis. Housebuilding 4, 2011. Multi-pass inkjet print and ink on paper. 21 x 15 inches
Jen Smith. Forever, 2005. Satin on cotton, 60 x 36 inches
Jen Smith. Now, 2005. Satin on cotton, 60 x 36 inches
Interactive Performance: To Know End by Zac Monday
Zac Monday. Untitled (Sketch for a performance at Human Resources), 2011. Ink on paper, 8 1/2 x 11 inches
Super-Short Film Screening: Gerard and Kelly in collaboration with Chelsea Knight | Francesca Mirabella | Chris Vargas and Greg Youmans
Gerard and Kelly in collaboration with Chelsea Knight. Still from Boxes, 2010
Francesca Mirabella. Still from Mistakes Were Made, 2011
Chris Vargas and Greg Youmans. Still from Falling in Love… With Chris and Greg. Oh la la! Paris Special, 2010
Also on view at Human Resources:
Molly Larkey: The Lost Alphabet, Pants That Fit, and Other Implausible Disguises
Through November 11, 2011
With an ever-expanding network of friends, Darin Klein curates exhibitions and organizes arts programming, simultaneously producing, collecting and promoting artists' publications and independent media.
Human Resources is a team of creative individuals which seeks to broaden engagement with contemporary and conceptual art, with an emphasis on performative and underexposed modes of expression. Human Resources is entirely volunteer run and seeks to foster widespread public appreciation of the performative arts by encouraging maximum community access. Human Resources also serves as a point of convergence for diverse and disparate art communities to engage in conversation and idea-sharing promoting the sustainability of non-traditional art forms.