press release

Walk and Chew Gum:

Artists Who Make Books


Reading and discussion at Studio 10

56 Bogart St., Brooklyn, NY 11206

Tuesday, June 20th, 6-8pm


“I don’t want to give these fuckers an inch in terms of abandoning my freedom to pursue what interests me as an artist. I can walk and chew gum at the same time… I believe it’s possible to make abstract paintings and also make marching posters.”


- Stephen Westfall, statement from Four Years


Please join us for a reading and discussion of several recent artist books, zines and comics, made in response to the current cultural and political climate. Beverly Acha, Munro Galloway, Branden Koch, Pat Palermo and Amy Sillman have self-published books in the last six months which deal directly or indirectly with the 2016 presidential election and current administration. 


Beverly Acha’s zine Love for Love/Hate For Hate, is an unconventional glossary that includes written and drawn contributions by 75 artists responding to language that characterized the election season. Four Years is a compilation of artists’ written statements about the recent election and administration, edited by Munro Galloway. Branden Koch’s The Bald Ego documents the artist’s personal reckoning with events following the election through drawing. Galveston Diary is Pat Palermo’s most recent comic book, a daily account of his residency in Galveston, Texas. Amy Sillman publishes a small zine called The O.G. to accompany her art shows, but when her last issue coincided with the inauguration, the original subject (Ovid’s Metamorphoses) evolved into a rant or reflection on the current moment. Fawn Krieger, Caitie Moore and Stephen Westfall will also join the reading.