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ADWAZ x SAK PASÉ Exhibition & Book Launch in NY! December 13 2016, 0 Comments

Jason Jaworski ADWAZ Haiti Art Exhibition Book Launch

Created in conjunction with Bookdummypress' current exhibition, BOOKDUMMIES: Imaginary Studio, a Non-stop Process 1993-2015 by Victor Sira, we're pleased to announce ADWAZ, the latest installation by artist Jason Jaworski, comprised of work created over a ten-day period while teaching at-risk adolescent participants at the Lidè Foundation in different remote regions of Haiti, featuring a wall installation and table display consisting of over 100 combined photographs, prints, books, objects, tools and studio ephemera.

The title, ADWAZ, refers to a Haitian kreyòl term given for a slate or writing tablet. While teaching on location in Haiti, the artist noticed there were often times when the children had no desks and would instead pass around different “adwaz” to work on. In effect, each adwaz was itself a portable work studio, and this fact, combined with the artist's own migratory and nomadic nature seemed a perfect fit to describe the deeper meanings of the installation and the combined works as a whole wherein the artist continues his study and incorporation of both memory and longing.

Combined with the installation will be drawings created while at the Lidè program, a series of Polaroids from Haiti, as well as a book created by one of the classes led by artists Jason Jaworski and David Choe with numerous drawings contained therein by both artists.

In addition, the artist will also be exhibiting an in-progress book dummy for an upcoming publication that’s being made with the same body of work created in Haiti. Titled SAK PASÉ, the book is a celebration of the exuberance, warmth and bright color of culture the artist encountered while on location in Haiti. Created using the same materials the artist had on hand while teaching, the book is meant to provide a glimpse into the curriculum of each daily workshop, combining 4 different paper stocks, numerous collaged print cut-outs, hand painted text and artist embellishments in a variety of different mediums, along with a Polaroid print unique to each copy.

An extremely limited amount will be made for sale during the opening of the exhibition; those interested can inquire with the gallery directly: bdp@bookdummypress.com

All portions of the artist’s proceeds will be directly donated to support the Lidè Foundation in Haiti.

Opening Reception:
Saturday, December 17th from 2-6pm.

Address:
Bookdummypress 
36 Cooper Sq. NY, NY 10003
(Use buzzer on left side of 34 Cooper Sq.)

The gallery is conveniently located in the East Village of Manhattan inside the historic Village Voice building and is accessible by most major subway lines. 

Hope to see you there!

 

Follow us on Instagram for more info: @JaworskiJason @SSKPress


Aperture Holiday Book Bazaar! December 12 2015, 0 Comments

Jason Jaworski Aperture Gallery Holiday Book Bazaar

For anyone in New York that wants an early Christmas / Hanukkah / Kwanzaa present for themselves or someone special, today is the annual Holiday Book Bazaar at Aperture Gallery in Chelsea! There's going to be an amazing bunch of publishers and artists who will be exhibiting and selling all things photobook related, including the wonderful people at Bookdummypress who will have copies of my most recent zines, photobooks, prints and sculptures, including copies of the SOLD OUT LABYRINTH! And if you don't really care about my work you're in luck cause there's a bunch of other amazing artists and publishers who will be there as well including MACK Books, Pau Wau Publications, J&L Books, Hassla, Silas Finch, Études Studio, ArtBook DAP, Conveyor Arts, Spaces Corners, Dear Dave Magazine and many more! If you're in the area be sure to check it out and support all the wonderful people continuing to create great work!

Where: Aperture Gallery 547 W 27th St. 4th Floor NY, NY 10001
When: Dec.12th, 1-7pm
More Info: HERE :)

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The Newsstand X MoMA New Photography 2015 November 03 2015, 0 Comments

Lele Saveri X MoMA New Photography X SSK Press X Jason Jaworski

So honored to have our photo-zine series 1000 MILES be part of the upcoming Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015 exhibit at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) as part of artist Lele Saveri's contribution of The Newsstand!

From MoMA:
New Photography, MoMA’s longstanding exhibition series of recent work in photography, returns this fall in an expanded, biannual format. On the occasion of its 30th anniversary, New Photography is expanding to 19 artists and artist collectives from 14 countries, and includes works made specifically for this exhibition.

Probing the effects of an image-based post-Internet reality, Ocean of Images examines various ways of experiencing the world: through images that are born digitally, made with scanners or lenses in the studio or the real world, presented as still or moving pictures, distributed as zines, morphed into three-dimensional objects, or remixed online. The exhibition’s title refers to the Internet as a vortex of images, a site of piracy, and a system of networks. Ocean of Images presents bodies of work that critically redefine photography as a field of experimentation and intellectual inquiry, where digital and analog, virtual and real dimensions cross over. These artists explore contemporary photo-based culture, specifically focusing on connectivity, the circulation of images, information networks, and communication models.

Coinciding with the opening of the exhibition, MoMA will also launch an online platform featuring selections from the archive of the New Photography series, including documents and images from the series' 30-year history.

The artists included are:
Ilit Azoulay (Israeli, b. 1972)
Zbyněk Baladrán (Czech, b. 1973)
Lucas Blalock (American, b. 1978)
Edson Chagas (Angolan, b. 1977)
Natalie Czech (German, b. 1976)
DIS (Collective, founded U.S., 2010)
Katharina Gaenssler (German, b. 1974)
David Hartt (Canadian, b. 1967)
Mishka Henner (Belgian, b. 1976)
David Horvitz (American, b. 1982)
John Houck (American, b. 1977)
Yuki Kimura (Japanese, b. 1971)
Anouk Kruithof (Dutch, b. 1981)
Basim Magdy (Egyptian, b. 1977)
Katja Novitskova (Estonian, b. 1984)
Marina Pinsky (Russian, b. 1986)
Lele Saveri (Italian, b. 1980)
Indrė Šerpytytė (Lithuanian, b. 1983)
Lieko Shiga (Japanese, b. 1980)

We are so humbled and honored to have our publication be included and exhibited alongside these fine artists as part of Lele Saveri's The Newsstand contribution to the exhibition!

Originally appearing at Opening Ceremony, The International Center of Photography & Hamburger Eyes before becoming SOLD OUT at each location, we still have a very limited amount of copies of the original 1000 MILES zine series left HERE.

In addition, you can find copies of a new dual-folio publication combining images and texts from all ten photo-zines in the series for sale at Bookdummypress HERE.

The exhibition at MoMA opens November 7, 2015 and runs until March 20, 2016.

Thanks so much to Lele Saveri, AllDayEveryday, MoMA and everyone who had their hands mixing around in the magic of The Newsstand!

Follow us on Instagram for more updates! @JaworskiJason @SSKPress

Photo by @allday


SSK Press X Printed Matter - UPDATE :) October 28 2015, 0 Comments

Jason Jaworski 1000 Miles photobook zine

It was only recently that we announced Printed Matter as a NEW stockist of SSK Press publications, and in that short time our publication 1000 MILES has completely SOLD OUT in their shop- both in store and online! Thanks so much to everyone for the support! 

The 1000 MILES publication has proven to be popular on the east coast, where we SOLD OUT of all our copies for sale during the Jason Jaworski signing at MoMA PS1 for the New York Art Book Fair too! While we're in the process of restocking the item to the magical people at Printed Matter, those interested in acquiring a copy can do so at Bookdummypress online HERE or at the recent SSK Press X Jason Jaworski exhibition now on view at The Mana Contemporary Museum in Jersey City, easily accessibly from NY by taking any Manhattan PATH train to Journal Square :)

Address:
888 Newark Ave.
Jersey City, NY 07306

Big thanks to Leslie Lasiter and the entire Printed Matter Cutie Crew for everything!!


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SSK Press X LAABF :) October 22 2015, 0 Comments

Jason Jaworski SSK Press Los Angeles Art Book Fair LAABFFilling out our application for the 2016 Los Angeles Art Book Fair had us reminiscing and thinking of all the wonderful friends, fans and buddies from the last time we exhibited in the Focus: Photography section! 

Can't wait to see the goodness Jordan Nassar, Shannon Michael Cane and the rest of the Printed Matter Cutie Crew cook up for next year!


Jason Jaworski X Thinking Of You X Mana Contemporary October 19 2015, 0 Comments

Jason Jaworski Thinking Of You Artist Talk Photobook Release

Thanks so much to everyone who came out to my artist talk & book release party yesterday at the Bookdummypress Gallery in The Mana Contemporary Museum- so much fun!!

All the free zines from the event are gone, but the show is up till November 24th for you to enjoy, with a few Thinking Of You exhibition catalogues / photobooks still available here :)

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Thinking Of You Artist Book Release & Signing! October 13 2015, 0 Comments

Jason Jaworski Thinking Of You Art Book Gif

We're having a book release party and you're invited!!

Who:
Me & Hopefully You!

What:
Thinking Of You - Artist Book Release & Signing!

When:
October 18th, 1-6pm; Artist Talk @ 3pm

Where:
Bookdummypress Gallery in The Mana Contemporary Museum
888 Newark Avenue Jersey City, NJ 07306
(Complimentary shuttle from MILK studios in Chelsea available to and from the museum every 30min starting @ 12:30pm; also easily accessible from NY by taking any Manhattan PATH train to Journal Square Station)

Why:
because I love you.

I'm so excited for the upcoming release party and signing event for my newest artist book, Thinking Of You, an exhibition catalogue for my solo show of the same name, now on view at the Bookdummypress Gallery in The Mana Contemporary Museum.

I should be honest though, the book isn't really a book, but rather a card deck with an image on one side and a strip of text on the other. Designed to evoke the feeling of shuffling through old memories, it's devoted as much to play as it is to my person, with each bit of text being part of a personal memory, designed to be read in any order and still be understood, accompanied by over fifty images that complement each line of text evenly. The best part being that there's no wrong way to go through it; a few friends came over and tested it out and came up with a bunch of rad ways to read it, either through a random shuffling, a carefully considered organization, or laying the cards out and matching them like that old children’s game memory!

In addition to all that fun stuff, I'm going to be creating a NEW limited zine that complements the Thinking Of You artist book! Available only at the Bookdummypress Gallery as an exclusive for visitors to my show, the last time I made a limited gallery publication it ended up selling out within hours and was up on eBay selling for over $110! But don't worry, this zine won't be expensive- it'll be FREE!

Also, if you missed the chance to make it to the show's opening, I'll be there giving a guided artist tour of all the work @ 3pm :)

Basically: lots of fun & lots of hugs- hope to see you there!

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Jason Jaworski X SSK Press X World Photobook Day! October 12 2015, 0 Comments

Jason Jaworski X SSK Press X World Photobook Day

We're so excited to participate in this year's World Photobook Day as both a publisher and artist! 

For the festivities, SSK Press will be offering a limited 10% discount to all customers on October 14th who preorder our upcoming Thinking Of You artist book / exhibition catalogue - HERE

To receive the discount, simply use the code: PHOTOBOOKDAY during checkout :)

Additionally, Jason Jaworski will be offering a FREE zine to all people who attend his upcoming talk and book release event at the Bookdummypress Gallery inside The Mana Contemporary on October 18th, from 2-5pm!

The zine will only be available at the Bookdummypress Gallery as part of a special exclusive to visitors who attend his most recent solo show, Thinking Of You, now on view until November 24th. The last time Jaworski made a limited gallery publication it sold out immediately and ended up on eBay, selling for over $110 a few weeks after! Make sure to stop by and get one before they're gone!

The exhibition is easily accessible from New York by taking any Manhattan PATH train to Journal Square Station :)

Address:
Mana Fine Arts
888 Newark Ave. Jersey City, NJ 07306

Thanks so much to Photobook Club Madrid and Matt Johnston for everything!

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Thinking Of You Exhibition Catalogue - Preorder October 09 2015, 0 Comments

Jason Jaworski Thinking Of You Exhibition Art Book Preorder

I'm thrilled to announce the upcoming exhibition catalogue created for my most recent solo show Thinking Of You currently on view in the Bookdummypress Gallery at The Mana Contemporary Museum!

Due to the high probability of the book selling out we are accepting a limited number of preorders until October 17th - HERE.

While normal exhibition catalogues are nice and all, I didn't want to make a simple publication with images of everything in the show surrounded by a border of white space. Instead, I wanted the catalogue to evoke the feeling that people have told me they've had the most while viewing the show- that feeling of experiencing an old memory. Because of that, the concept of the book is simple but hopefully depthful: a deck of cards with each card having an image on one side and a line of text on the other where the viewer can shuffle the deck, getting a new textwork and order of imagery every time. The text itself is designed to where each line can be read and understood in any order, with the images complementing each line of text equally, allowing both chance and play to enter into each unique reading.
The best part is that there's no wrong way to read through it; I had a few friends test out the book dummy and noticed them using it a bunch of interesting ways- either through a random shuffling, a carefully considered organization, or laying the cards out and matching them like that old children’s game memory!

The book is being produced in a limited edition of 100, with each deck housed in its own box which I’ll number, handwrite the title, and emboss the SSK Press insignia on each copy :)

The publication will be released during a special signing event at the Bookdummypress Gallery on October 18th inside The Mana Contemporary Museum from 1-6pm.

For those wishing to preorder the book who will be attending the signing event on Oct. 18th, your shipping will be refunded to you in full upon pickup of the item at the gallery :)

Here's more specifics on the book:

  • 2.25" X 3.5"
  • 54 LOOSELEAF PRINTED CARDS IN HIGH QUALITY COLOR / BLACK & WHITE
  • PRINTED ON 330GSM GERMAN SUPERIOR SMOOTH CARD STOCK PAPER WITH A CUSTOM BLACK CORE
  • ROUNDED, DIE-CUT EDGES
  • HAND-NUMBERED AND EMBOSSED BY THE ARTIST
  • EACH ARTIST DECK IS HOUSED IN AN AQUEOUS ULTRA-VIOLET COATED CARDBOARD TUCK BOX WHICH COMES WITH THE TITLE HANDWRITTEN IN INK BY THE ARTIST ON THE OUTER LAYER
  • ALL PREORDER COPIES ARE SIGNED BY THE ARTIST
  • PRINTED IN A STRICTLY LIMITED EDITION RUN OF ONLY 100 COPIES
For more details, as well as the official forthcoming announcement, follow us on Instagram for the latest news! @JaworskiJason @SSKPress


Jason Jaworski X Hamburger Eyes! October 08 2015, 0 Comments

Jason Jaworski SSK Press Hamburger Eyes Photobook ZineJason Jaworski SSK Press Hamburger Eyes Photobook Zine

Honored to be one of the 8 featured artists in the new special issue of Hamburger Eyes!

For this issue, instead of 50 photographers, Hamburger Eyes chose only 8 to create their own 10-12 page features!

Among the artists chosen were Ricky Adam, Daniel Arnold, Martin Cartagena, Jerry Hsu, Eric Kim, Susanne Otterberg, Ted Pushinsky, and yours truly :)

Digital offset printed, 88 pages, with an 80# matte cover, it's a fucking deal at only $19.99! Get it directly from the source HERE.

Big thanks to buddy Ray Potes for everything!

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SSK Press X Bookdummypress! October 08 2015, 0 Comments

Jason Jaworski SSK Press Photobook Zine Bookdummypress

So excited to announce Bookdummypress as a NEW stockist of SSK Press publications!

Of note in their collection for sale are two exclusive limited editions of our previously SOLD OUT books Rome Alone and Sea! These new artist editions were created to coincide with my solo show Thinking Of You, with each publication produced in an extremely low quantity of only 10 copies. This is the first time they have been available since initially selling out online here, as well as selling out at all our other stockists and vendors including Hamburger Eyes, the International Center of Photography and Opening Ceremony where Sea enjoyed a major feature on their blog. This is the last time they will be available at such a low price so please don't miss out! Get them HERE :)

In addition, they're now carrying two of our latest publications, our recently SOLD OUT photobook zine Labyrinth as well as a special double folio publication of the 1000 Miles project that we don't even have yet!

Check out their entire SSK Press stock HERE, all books are available in limited quantities, get them before they're gone!

I have such deep respect and admiration for everything Victor and Shiori are doing with the Bookdummypress space and - wow - our books are listed next to an original printing of Henri Cartier-Bresson's The Decisive Moment, can't think of a better way to display them than that :)

Big thanks to Victor Sira and Shiori Kawasaki for everything!

Rome Alone - Available Here
Sea - Available Here
1000 Miles - Available Here
Labyrinth - Available Here


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Labyrinth SOLD OUT on SSK Press! October 07 2015, 0 Comments

Jason Jaworski Labyrinth Philippines Photobook Zine Jason Jaworski Labyrinth Photobook Zine Philippines SSK Press

Thank you so much to everyone who purchased a copy of our latest photobook zine LABYRINTH- we've SOLD OUT of our stock!!

For those still interested in acquiring a copy, the following fine stores still have a limited number left- get them before they're gone!

Bookdummypress - LINK
Dashwood Books - LINK
Printed Matter - LINK


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SSK Press X Printed Matter! October 07 2015, 0 Comments

Jason Jaworski SSK Press Labyrinth Photobook Zine Printed Matter

 

Jason Jaworski SSK Press 1000 Miles Photobook Zine Printed Matter

So proud to announce Printed Matter as a NEW stockist of SSK Press publications!

Ever since I first moved to New York it's been a dream to have a book of mine on their shelves and I'm so happy to announce that they're now carrying two of our latest, the recently SOLD OUT photobook zine LABYRINTH and a special double folio publication of the 1000 MILES project that we don't even have yet!!

All books are available in limited quantities, get them before they're gone HERE!

Big thanks to Leslie Lasiter and the entire cutie crew at Printed Matter for everything!!

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Labyrinth X Dashwood Books! October 07 2015, 0 Comments

Jason Jaworski Labyrinth Photobook Zine Dashwood BooksSo excited to announce that our latest photobook zine LABYRINTH is now available at Dashwood Books in New York and online!

One of my favorite places in the world and one of the best, most consistent bookstores for photobooks and zines anywhere, Dashwood Books is that kind of magical place where every time you enter its doors there's a new discovery to be made. When I first moved to New York I can remember walking down the small staircase into the shop and, like all amazing bookstores, being completely transported while sifting through each amazing book they had in stock so it's such a great dream to have one of my own books on their shelves now, get a copy HERE :)

UPDATE: The initial stock of copies SOLD OUT quickly, but Labyrinth is now BACK IN STOCK! Thanks to everyone for their interest! Get a copy before they're gone HERE :)

Big thanks to Kat Shannon for everything!


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Jason Jaworski X MoMA PS1 Book Signing for NYABF! October 03 2015, 0 Comments

Jason Jaworski MoMA PS1 NYABF Artist Book SigningJason Jaworski MoMA PS1 NYABF Artist Book Signing
Thanks so much to everyone who came out to my book signing at MoMA PS1 for The New York Art Book Fair! It was so amazing and so much fun to see all the familiar faces and to meet so many new ones!! 

Big thanks to Victor Sira & Shiori Kawasaki for having me at the Bookdummypress booth where it was such an honor to have my work displayed alongside their other artists such as Lucy Helton, Soner Ön, Curtis Hamilton, Eric Doeringer, Nicholas Pollack and Silent Face Projects!

An additional thank you to Jordan Nassar, Shannon Michael Cane and the entire Printed Matter Cutie Crew for putting on another amazing fair!!

Here's some more images from the signing:
Jason Jaworski MoMA PS1 NYABF Artist Book Signing
Jason Jaworski MoMA PS1 NYABF Artist Book Signing
Jason Jaworski MoMA PS1 NYABF Artist Book Signing


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Jason Jaworski X Saelee Oh Art & Bookmaking Workshop! October 03 2015, 0 Comments

Jason Jaworski Saelee Oh Art Bookmaking WorkshopJason Jaworski Saelee Oh Art Bookmaking Workshop

So grateful and inspired to have helped out teaching and leading an art & bookmaking workshop with Saelee Oh to all these wonderful people in recovery of mental illness. Maybe it's a bit cheesy to admit, but I always thought of art as something that makes you feel less alone, something that helps and heals your soul, and after teaching this workshop I feel that more and more.

Thank you to all the people at the health facility in San Luis Obispo for inspiring me to tears and thank you to everyone everywhere making art inspiring smiles everywhere!

Here are some sample spreads from the book we created:
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Some faces have been blurred to protect the identity of the participants :)

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Jason Jaworski X Juxtapoz X Thinking Of You October 03 2015, 0 Comments

Jason Jaworski Solo Show Thinking Of You Juxtapoz

AMAZING coverage of my solo show Thinking Of You on Juxtapoz!

From their online feature:
Featuring over 100 prints and numerous sculptural works, Thinking Of You is one of the largest and most intricate exhibitions the artist Jason Jaworski has created. Spreading the work out across two large scale installations and a video piece projected onto glass, the selection emphasizes the layers of meaning in the artist’s work, specifically his career-long mediation and incorporation of time, memory, chance and distance. Moving beyond the pages of the artist books for which he is renowned, Jaworski incorporates seemingly disparate bodies of work into two powerful, deeply connected installations, evoking the lush and the barren while simultaneously exploring and threading themes into a multitude of provocative questions related to a deeply entrenched longing which is common throughout all his work.

Jaworski’s photographic images within the first installation, Some Things I Left Behind, intertwine a complex range of projects and sources, including the performance based photography of his 1000 MILES project created in collaboration with MOCA, the process based images from his project SEA which had him developing his negatives with ash from a bomb site in Mexico City, the site-specific wandering from ROME ALONE where he followed employees of several bootleg factories in Taiwan and had his work printed at them, to the recent documentary theater of LABYRINTH where the artist followed a gang of little people through different slums in the Philippines where they created set pieces and scenes to act out for the camera. Threaded through the installation are a sprawling textwork and numerous artifacts from the artist’s archive that ties each image together through broad strokes of both textual and physical memory.

With the second more sculptural installation, Things I Found Along The Way, the artist includes an evocative mix of materials, such as various forms of found imagery, paint, chalk, dehydrated fern and bonsai leaves, ash, clay, earth, terra cotta, grated rubber, chia seeds, and a specially formulated compound of concrete the artist created himself. Incorporating each element as a sedimentary layer, the artist baked the materials onto canvas, afterward sanding them down and carving out different blocks, whilst shaking the canvas vigorously to allow different elements to fall on their own in an abstraction of subtraction. In addition to the two installations, the artist is exhibiting a video work comprised of shot and found footage set to a sound piece created by combining ambient music with manipulated field recordings the artist created while on location at Fukushima, Japan in March of 2011. Combined together, the two installations, the video work and the exhibited artist books culminate into a deft new vision and voice in contemporary art and photography. 

The exhibition is on view until November 24th at The Mana Contemporary Museum in the Bookdummypress Gallery, check it out while it's still there!

Address:
Mana Fine Arts
888 Newark Avenue Jersey City, NJ 07306

Big thanks to Austin McManus for everything!

Follow us on Instagram for more updates! @JaworskiJason @SSKPress


Jason Jaworski X Arrested Motion X Thinking Of You October 03 2015, 0 Comments

Jason Jaworski Solo Show Bookdummypress Arrested Motion Thinking Of You

Great coverage of my solo show Thinking Of You from the fine gentlemen over at Arrested Motion!

The show is at The Mana Contemporary Museum in the Bookdummypress Gallery and combines two large-scale installations with over 100 combined photographs, prints, sculptures, paintings, artist books, a mural textwork and an interactive digital artist app featuring a new video piece.

Everything is up until November 24th, check it out while it's still there!

Address:
Mana Fine Arts
888 Newark Avenue Jersey City, NJ 07306

Big thanks to Khoi Nguyen for everything!


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@JaworskiJason @SSKPress



SSK Press X Dashwood Books @ The Palms! October 02 2015, 0 Comments

Dashwood Books The Palms Jason Jaworski

Dashwood Books The Palms Jason Jaworski

Dashwood Books The Palms Jason Jaworski

Dashwood Books The Palms Jason Jaworski

So proud to have our latest publication LABYRINTH be part of the curated selection of photobooks, artist posters and zines for the inaugural summer of The Palms with Dashwood Books!

From Dashwood Books:
The Palms is a vacant lot located in the heart of The Rockaways in New York that has been transformed into a lush tropical garden and community space at the edge of the sea. Founded by David Selig of Rockaway Taco and Edgemere Farm and curated by Amy Morris and Anna Polonsky of design agency The MP Shift, The Palms is an intimate square that brings together specialized merchants and institutions with extensive programing and events scheduled thru Labor Day. Examples include: movie nights curated by Greta Gerwig; pop-up dinners, art installations, wellness programs (yoga classes, a mud bath) and more!

This event took place August 28th, 29th & 30th where Dashwood Books sold their latest publications and posters along with a curated selection of zines by international artists. Big thanks to Kat Shannon for everything :)

Limited copies of our SOLD OUT book are still available at Dashwood Books HERE.


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Labyrinth X Hamburger Eyes October 02 2015, 0 Comments

Jason Jaworski Labyrinth Zine Hamburger Eyes

Jason Jaworski Labyrinth Zine Hamburger Eyes

Jason Jaworski Labyrinth Zine Hamburger Eyes

Honored to have our latest photobook featured on the Hamburger Eyes blog!

From the blog:
The latest from Jason Jaworski. His zines are always so nuts. Always 100 plus pages, rubber band binding, stamped, numbered, comes with prints, texts, etc. Always amazing photos and I know he processes all his film and does all the production in his home. This one has full color photos too. Add it to your collection asap...

We SOLD OUT of our stock of Labyrinth, BUT you can still find copies available online at these fine stores:

Catch the original post - HERE


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Thinking Of You Solo Show w/ Bookdummypress! September 24 2015, 0 Comments

Jason Jaworski Art Show Exhibition Thinking Of You

So excited to announce my upcoming solo show Thinking Of You at the Bookdummypress gallery inside The Mana Contemporary!

The exhibition is comprised of two massive installations consisting of over 100 hung photographs, prints, sculptures, paintings, artist books, a mural textwork and an interactive digital artist app featuring a new video piece.

Opening reception is Thursday, September 24th from 5-8pm.

Free snacks, beer, wine and hugs will be available :)

Conveniently located off the Journal Square PATH station, the museum gallery is accessible from NY by taking any Manhattan PATH train to Journal Square. 

Address:
Mana Fine Arts
888 Newark Avenue Jersey City, NJ 07306

The show will be on view for two months, closing November 24th :)

Follow us on Instagram for more info here: @JaworskiJason @SSKPress


Leaves of Clay Sculpture Series @ The Farmstand - Bolinas, CA July 22 2015, 0 Comments

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So happy to announce my new sculpture series Leaves of Clay now on view at the Bibliagora exhibition at The Farmstand in Bolinas, CA.

Leaves of Clay is a new body of work comprised of four separate diptychs of concrete sculptures and their accompanying collaged prints. The title of the work invokes the beginnings of the book medium before the magic of the printing press, when a simple page of text would be an elaborate clay construction. Similar to those ancient books, each “leaf” of this series is unique in and of itself, with the foundation of each sculpture being a vintage cardboard box of negative sheet film. The imagery of each sculpture is comprised of collaged velox, gravure and albumen prints that are delicately placed onto a wet skim coat of concrete the artist created by literally mixing his own blood, sweat and tears into. A unique compound, the iron from the blood, combined with the salt from the latter two liquids, bonds with the concrete mixture to create a heightened surface fragility. Incorporating natural objects found outside the artist’s studio along with flecks of house paint, crayon, chalk, charcoal and oil pastel, each intricate layer of the work comprises a crude complexity which, when combined together, allow the work to reveal its undulations into an elevated elegance all its own.

Produced in a unique edition, each sculpture is signed in ink on verso - Please contact info@sskpress.com for further inquiry 


Printed Matter's LA ART BOOK FAIR 2015 February 03 2015, 0 Comments

Jason Jaworski X SSK Press X LA ART BOOK FAIR 2015

What an amazing journey this year has already been. From wandering through different dimensions of snow in Sedona earlier this month on psychedelics, to scouring slums in the Philippines to create images with strangers who are now friends in the middle of the month, to exhibiting at the 2015 LA ART BOOK FAIR at MOCA- it's been a dream.

Finally have a bit of breathing room to collect a few thoughts and whittle them down into sentences here and all I can think of are thank you's- thank you to you and everyone reading for the greatly cherished support and interest in my work. Every day is such a blessing to be able to push forward and continue creating new works, and while it's impossible to create something without some silver sliver of ego, I'm blessed to know that every part of myself that I put into my work is being taken as the wind picks up stray strands of leaf- tossing them in a trajectory unknown and unseen but always right and where they should be. 

Exhibiting at the LA ART BOOK FAIR was an honor, especially to be surrounded by such great work from my peers in the Focus:Photography section curated by Shannon Michael Cane and Jordan Nassar with MACK Books, trolley books, Archive of Modern Conflict, Self Publish Be Happy, Little Big Man, Art Paper Editions, Mörel Books, Super Labo, J&L Books, Aperture, Dashwood Books, TBW Books, The Ice Plant, Capricious and many more- it was amazing. The fair couldn't have been better, with all the artist proofs of SEA and ROME ALONE having sold out, along with the special edition 1000 MILES book and personalized SSK PRESS found photo albums selling out as well. In addition to that, all the copies made available of my new book LABYRINTH sold out too. Only a few left from the edition, the copies we saved will be made available online to international and domestic customers in the coming days on SSK PRESS with the remainder being sent to our stockists around the world.

Thank you so much for providing the road to this amazing journey and may each creation serve as a candle to light the way to the next. 

-Jason Jaworski X SSK Press


LABYRINTH - Teaser February 03 2015, 1 Comment

LABYRINTH Image by Jason Jaworski for the LAABF

LABYRINTH Image by Jason Jaworski for the LAABF

LABYRINTH Image by Jason Jaworski for the LAABF

I was wandering through freshly fallen snow in Sedona as he told me what was going to happen.
Days later and I’m on a plane headed over 7,000 miles to my left if I were staring up the coast of California.

Now, a plane ride back to some city I live in but can’t yet call my home and all I can think of are all those lights burning bright like the fall flames from a fire lit long ago-

And all those memories in the Mojave moving much like those from yesterday when Manila was my morning and all the songs were sung even though my voice was still out of tune
And all those shards from that Sedona snow dwindling down like different zirconia glinting in the mist of moonlight with mountains like mounds of paper pushed together with tall tufts of cloud moving through a setting sun

A small screen in front of me flickers the direction and distance of Mecca: 13311km
The ocean is colorless from up here, the sky cloudless.
I close my eyes for a moment to let a random memory from Makati flash in front of me: the streets after the rain, with sunset fingers glowing of amber embers and droplets dotted along the surfaces of glass from each and every window when connected together forming an unseen face I’m still chasing
And going-

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Images and text from the forthcoming book LABYRINTH which debuted at the 2015 LA ART BOOK FAIR in the Focus:Photography section curated by Shannon Michael Cane and Jordan Nassar at MOCA Los Angeles.

MOIS Photobook & Zine Sneak Peek! November 12 2014, 0 Comments

Jason Jaworski X SSK Press Photobook

We are so excited for the upcoming photobooks and zines in our MOIS series that we had to share some images with you! With nearly 10 books ready to go in the pipeline, from places all over such as Tokyo, Fukushima, Sendai, Miyako, Queretaro, Tijuana, Rosarito, Ensenada, San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York and more- these are some of the best books we have ever created! Each artist book has a special unique design suited for its city and images, from puffy paint titles and hand-drawn sketches to hand-tinted prints and sun-bleached laminated covers to perfect bound binding and cloth wrapped shells and exteriors- there's so many new surprises and design elements to the upcoming books! For more looks into the behind the scenes process of our last book be sure to check out the Opening Ceremony interview and studio visit with our founder Jason Jaworski here and be sure to check out the sneak peek images below! Thanks so much to everyone out there, more to be announced soon! 

         


DAILIES :) November 12 2014, 0 Comments

Jason Jaworski X SSK Press

We've been getting a lot of emails about our popular DAILY blog feature and I'm excited to announce that we've spun it off into its own full featured blog, updated at least three times a day with new photos from our travels all over! We're using an interactive web theme which blends photos one into the other for a fun interweb scroll experience. You can follow the new photo diary blog here or simply click the DIARY link at the top of the page :)


WORLD PHOTOBOOK DAY DISCOUNT! October 14 2014, 0 Comments

World Photobook Day X SSK Press X Jason Jaworski
SSK Press is excited to participate in World Photobook Day today, October 14th, to commemorate the 171st anniversary of Anna Atkins' Photographs of British Algae, the first photobook in history!
To celebrate, we are offering 10% all photobook, zine and boxset orders throughout the entire store today!
Simply use the code PHOTOBOOKDAY at checkout and you're all set! 
For more information on World Photobook Day please check here.
Thanks so much to Matt Johnston and The Photobook Club Madrid for organizing everything and to all the photobook lovers around the world!

From Here On - A Collection of Writing by Jason Jaworski October 03 2014, 0 Comments

From Here On A Collection of Writing by Jason Jaworski

I'm pleased to announce the launch of From Here On, a portfolio site and online collection of writing created during the past few years, with everything from journal entries, serial short stories, autobiographical texts, photobook reviews, excerpts of commissioned writing from different blogs, magazines and publications, along with forthcoming fiction including short stories, novellas and other oddities and run-on sentences such as this :)

Enjoy everything here.


Interview & Studio Visit w/ Opening Ceremony! September 29 2014, 0 Comments

Jason Jaworski Interview X Opening Ceremony

I recently had the privilege of being visited by the lovely Noah Adler and Stryder Bartow for an interview / studio visit for the launch of my most recent photobook sea being part of the Opening Ceremony collection in New York as well as in their online store!

You can read all about the making of sea, the process behind other SSK Press books, as well as my encounters with explosions and underground witchcraft markets in Mexico, what it's like hitchhiking and running through radiation fields in Japan, how living in a German airport prepared me for taking a 400 mile walk to Paris and a bunch of other fun goodies in their interview feature here :
A Zine Master's Travels, From Witchcraft Markets to Post-Fukushima Japan.

Thanks so much to Alice, Josh, Noah, Stryder and everyone at Opening Ceremony :)

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Photo by Stryder Bartow.


SEA at Opening Ceremony September 28 2014, 0 Comments

Jason Jaworski X Opening Ceremony Sea photobook zine

 

Hi all!

Recently our newest photobook sea sold out online in the SSK Press store so we have been highlighting special vendors that still have a few remaining copies of the book.

Today: OPENING CEREMONY!

NOTE: Opening Ceremony is the last place to get a copy of sea, as we've been informed by all our other vendors that sea has completely SOLD OUT! Get yours before they're gone :)

UPDATE: sea has now completely SOLD OUT online at Opening Ceremony, however, a small select number of Artist Proofs will be available for viewing at the upcoming LA ArtBook Fair at MOCA Los Angeles :) 


1000 MILES Special Edition - SOLD OUT August 16 2014, 0 Comments

1000 Miles Photobook Zine Boxset by Jason Jaworski1000 Miles Photobook Zine Boxset by Jason Jaworski1000 Miles Photobook Zine Boxset by Jason Jaworski

We've just been informed from our vendors that the special edition versions of our 1000 MILES series, including the boxset, have now completely SOLD OUT

For New York customers interested in acquiring single copies of the normal edition, you can find a limited amount at Opening Ceremony's flagship downtown New York store here.

For everyone else, Hamburger Eyes still has a few copies left of Vol. IV from the series here and we here at SSK Press have the entire series for sale including the normal edition boxset which comes with 10 Polaroid photos found in an abandoned house in Compton, CA here.

UPDATE: The normal edition boxset is now SOLD OUT, however, single copies from the series can be found here.


SEA at Hamburger Eyes August 02 2014, 0 Comments

Sea Mexico City Photobook by Jason Jaworski at Hamburger Eyes

Hi all! 

Recently our newest photobook sea sold out online in the SSK Press store so we have been highlighting special vendors that still have a few remaining copies of the book.

Today: HAMBURGER EYES!

UPDATE: sea is now SOLD OUT at Hamburger Eyes, however the last remaining copies available can be found at Opening Ceremony in New York with an online link forthcoming. United States customers interested in acquiring a copy of sea can purchase the MOIS Boxset which includes sea as well as our now sold-out Taiwan photobook ROME ALONE as well. 

 


SEA at The International Center of Photography - ICP July 28 2014, 2 Comments

SEA Mexico City Photobook by Jason Jaworski at The International Center of Photography - ICP

Hi all!

Over the past week our most recent photobook sea SOLD OUT in our shop online. Produced in an artist made limited edition of only 50 copies, we've been getting a lot of emails about where to find the book in stores, so we thought it would be fun to highlight some of our favorite vendors that also just happen to have a limited amount of copies left of sea!

First up - The International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York!

Coinciding with the museum's latest exhibition Urbes Mutantes: Latin American Photography 1944-2013, we are honored to have our Mexico City photobook placed on the shelves alongside the work of some of our favorite photographers! 

You can find the book in their Midtown Manhattan store or online here.

UPDATE: sea is now SOLD OUT at ICP, however the last remaining copies available can be found at Opening Ceremony in New York with an online link forthcoming. United States customers interested in acquiring a copy of sea can purchase the MOIS Boxset which includes sea as well as our now sold-out Taiwan photobook ROME ALONE as well.

Big thanks to the magical Michelle Yo and everyone else looking for the book :)


ROME ALONE - SOLD OUT July 28 2014, 0 Comments

ROME ALONE Taiwan Photobook by Jason JaworskiROME ALONE Taiwan Photobook by Jason Jaworski

Hi all! 

We've just been informed from our vendors that all versions of ROME ALONE, the first photobook in our 2014 series MOIS, have now completely SOLD OUT

For United States customers still interested in acquiring a copy, there are six copies left of our MOIS Boxset which includes both ROME ALONE and our now sold-out photobook sea as well along with the remaining 10 photobooks in the MOIS series.

The MOIS Boxset can be found here.

An abridged digital version of ROME ALONE will be made available in the coming weeks to all who missed out on getting a physical copy of the book. 

Thanks to all who bought a copy and to everyone interested in the project! 

 


SSK Press X Artists' Books & Cookies :) July 15 2014, 0 Comments

SSK Press Jason Jaworski Drawing for Artists' Books and Cookies w/ ForYourArt Ooga Booga Almunos47

So honored to have our drawing of a book buddy and a cookie friend holding hands as the thank you flyer for the recent Artists' Books & Cookies event at Ooga Twooga in downtown Los Angeles with ForYourArt, Ooga Booga, Fundación Alumnos47 and 356 S. Mission!

Thanks so much to everyone involved and to all those special buddies who came out :)


SSK Press X Opening Ceremony July 08 2014, 0 Comments

Opening Ceremony X SSK Press X Jason Jaworski

Opening Ceremony X SSK Press X Jason Jaworski

New York Buddies! 

We're happy to announce that our entire 1000 MILES book series as well as our newest photobook sea are now both available at Opening Ceremony in New York! 

Part of a new curated book section in their flagship downtown store on Howard Street, all SSK Press titles are available in limited quantities- get them while you can! 

Thanks so much to Joshua Michael Paulin and to everyone out in New York :)