Renovated Reputations: Paintings by Kenney Mencher, installation and performances by the students at Ohlone, fiction, and a photobooth.
Reception, Saturday, February 25, 2012 6PM - 8PM
Smith Center Louie Meager Art Gallery
Ohlone College, 43600 Mission Blvd. Fremont, California
February 7th - March 9th
This event is free and open to the public. Come
in costume and take a picture in the free photobooth!
Renovated Reputations is the result of an
internet blogging project in which paintings and assemblages based on vintage
and antique vernacular photography are the inspiration for short fiction.
The blog, which gets between one hundred to two hundred and fifty visitors
a day, is the nexus point. Each week between seven to ten authors
from the U.S. and U.K. submitted short fiction of one thousand words or
less compete to win an original work of art that is the basis for the story.
The stories and assemblages are then coupled with great graphic design
and photo illustration to create an environment that compliment the two.
The catalog is a collaborative joint between myself, the
students at Ohlone a dirty dozen or so such as author professor Mark Brosamer,
mystery writer Matt O'Malley, pulp author Steven D. Rogers of PulpFest
fame, Dreamworks animator/cartoonist Brian Newlin, columnist Gigi De Vault
We're going to have a photobooth for the show for participants
to play with and vintage costumes.
Sincerely (I mean it!)
Here are two of the books that were designed as catalogs.
(Click the book for a preview.)