Documenting a six-year relationship with photos, video stills, letters and ephemera, this book is a stunning, intimate, and wholly original visual narrative by two rising artists who “put[s] queer consciousness on the front burner.” Male becomes female. Female becomes male. Life becomes art. Private becomes public. A major feature of the 2014 Whitney Biennial, this series of photographs that the New York Times called “extremely provocative” explores ideas of transformation both physical and psychological. It’s the story of two people in love, in a culture where the notion of gender has become more fluid and at a time when trans people have never been more accepted. As both subjects and creators of these images, Drucker and Ernst, both of whom transitioned gender, represent themselves in the midst of shifting subjectivities and identities. Collectively, these photographs, which have been compared to the work of Larry Clark, Nan Goldin, and Cindy Sherman, document the story of their romantic and creative collaboration over a period of six years. Simultaneously narrative and documentary, they touch on a host of dynamics, offering autobiography as ambiguity and unraveling identity as a construction.
Limited edition personalized doormats with artist Zackary Drucker's face WELCOMing you to step on it and into your humble home or room.
"For only $100 you can wipe your feet on my face for a lifetime" — Zackary Drucker
Letterpress print created on 219 Vandercook on 100% cotton archival Crane's Lettra paper. 9" x 12". Signed and numbered. Edition of 70
Jaye Fishel (Bullhorn Press) and Rachel Berks (Otherwild) initiated this project after the Bullhorn Press studio moved into the storefront occupied by Otherwild, a hybrid retail store and design studio in Los Angeles specializing in the handmade and design-driven. Fishel has made work using a letterpress since 2006, with the goal of creating affordable art in the tradition of the democratic multiple. Berks collaborates with numerous artists on the design of books and other printed matter. The pair’s shared interests and skills led them to invite Los Angeles-based artists to create print editions on the letterpress. The project aims, in part, to exploit, diversify and expand the art-making possibilities of the letterpress.
Dirty Looks Volume 3
Responding to recent and forthcoming programs, Volume 3 highlights queer cinema's indie film moment, in a chapter dedicated to Ela Troyano's Latin Boys Go To Hell; 1970s psychedelia and genderqueer fantasias, as seen through the lens of Steven Arnold; New York's Clit Club and sex-positive activist video art produced by women of color in the late 1990s, in a chapter edited by Jackie Clay for her forthcoming exhibition Sisters and Brothers; guest editor Zackary Drucker honors The Queen in a 60-page chapter eulogizing Jack Doroshow aka Flawless Sabrina, tracing the drag organizer, activist, consultant and visionary through 6 decades of frontline work and play; expanding upon the media and museum work of Chris E. Vargas yields revisionary histories in the most obtuse and surprising of queer role models.
Aperture #229: Future Gender
The Winter 2017 edition of Aperture magazine is a landmark issue dedicated to the representation of transgender lives, communities, and histories in photography. Guest edited by Zackary Drucker, the artist, activist, and producer of the acclaimed television series Transparent, “Future Gender” considers how trans and gender-nonconforming individuals have used photography to imagine new expressions of social and personal identity, from the nineteenth century to today.
Made in L.A. 2012 Catalogue
Bringing together the work of 60 artists from in and around Los Angeles―many of them emerging or under-recognized―this collection of paintings, sculpture, installations, and stills from video and performance art offers a snapshot of the current trends and practices coming out of one of the world’s most active and energetic art communities. The book features 52 visual artists and 8 performance artists, each in double-page spreads, while an essay with contributions from the exhibition’s 5 curators highlights the challenges and rewards of mounting such an extensive project.
Whitney Biennial 2014 Catalogue
The Whitney Biennial, the Museum’s signature exhibition, has charted some of the most exciting new work in contemporary art since it was first introduced in 1932. Three guest curators—Stuart Comer, Anthony Elms, and Michelle Grabner—offer diverse views of contemporary art today. Whitney Biennial 2014 serves as a record of this historic exhibition, featuring the work of almost 100 artists working in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, photography, film, dance, and performance. Divided into three distinct sections presenting each curator’s unique perspective, this superb resource features specially commissioned texts alongside curatorial essays and unique visual content prepared by the Biennial participants.