I’m excited to share my photos from England with you.
This is my most recent piece, made in tribute to my Grandmother who passed on January 30, 2013. My artist statement is below.
"You can’t do this forever" will appear in the E.S.P feminist art show, which is currently searching for a new venue in the NY/NJ area; contact them with ideas!
“You can’t do this forever” by Kate Wadkins
My Grandmother drove me to a job interview in her little blue Honda, stalling outside of the real estate company where I would work for the summer of 2003. “You can’t do this forever, you know,” she said, facing me. “You can’t just keep working in offices your whole life, you have to graduate college and pursue your art.” That was the summer I published my first zine, on borrowed time, typewriters and office Xerox machines. Ten years later, my Grandmother passed away, overcome by illness and surrounded by her children. This one is for her.
Kate Wadkins is a Brooklyn-based writer and artist. Her recent works focus on materiality, memory, and communication; both her subject matter and artistic praxis are indicative of her upbringing in the New York punk scene. Kate writes about feminist cultural production, primarily in music scenes; her writing has appeared in Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory, Hyperallergic, Idiom, Maximum Rocknroll and the New York Daily News, among others. Ever a zine enthusiast, she curates BRAIN WAVES: a zine and print collection, and co-edited International Girl Gang Underground, a compilation zine about reverberations of the riot grrrl movement in the wake of its legacy. Kate is a founding member of For the Birds Collective as well as a classic virgo, coffee enthusiast, bass player, and rabble rouser.
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This weekend I’m headed to Durham and Sheffield, respectively, to do some talks on zines.
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I will be here next weekend! I’m in England!
Another U.K. zine fest returns for 2013! The Sheffield Zine Fest takes place on Saturday, March 16th…
In her glorious versatility — or vagueness, depending on the way you look at it — the lady is alive and well in the cultural zeitgeist.