Darin Klein & Friends Present: 2nd Annual Queer Pile-up!

An empty studio...

Margo Graxeda's flyer design

Installation shot!

Installation shot!

Installation shot!

Installation shot!

Abel Baker Gutierrez: Artist, DJ, Gentleman

Miracle Bookmobile: Kelly rolls up in the jeep and unloads free reading material

Just like we promised: Queer Pile-up!

January 22
Darin Klein & Friends present with Suzanne Wright
2nd Annual Queer Pile-up!
Plus... 'zine release party for
21st Century Queer Artists Identify Themselves #2 & #3
Collective Show Los Angeles 2011 Satellite Event

Another smashing success, the 2nd Annual Queer Pile-up! proved beyond doubt that local queer artists working in all mediums are an industrious, thoughtful and motivated bunch. With over 200 guests coming through the doors during the evening and 40 artist participants, the outcome was truly inspired and inspiring. Paintings, drawings, photos, book arts, sculpture, community outreach, videos, wearables, ‘zines and performance shared a nurturing and welcoming space. The result was surprisingly cohesive given the premise of the show: a temporarily repurposed storefront studio cleared out for one evening, filled with art on a drop-in basis, and cleared out again at the end of the night. Big thanks to Amy Adler for once again loaning us her studio!

To round it all out, two new issues of Darin Klein and Suzanne Wright’s ‘zine, 21st Century Queer Artists Identify Themselves, were displayed, celebrated, flipped through and enjoyed.

Laida Aguirre, Eden Batki, Math Bass, Larissa Brantner James, Cake and Eat it Collective, Young Chung, Kelly Cline, Christopher Dibble, Nathalie Dierickx, Zackary Drucker, Deanna Erdmann, Mariah Garnett, Paul Gellman, Margo Graxeda, Abel Baker Gutierrez, Michael Hayden, Dawn Kasper, Kim Kelly, Darin Klein, Christopher Kreiling, Anthony Lepore, Dylan Mira, Miracle Bookmobile/Kelly Besser, Zac Monday, Leon Mostovoy, Deirdre Novella, Tyler Matthew Oyer, Karl Pushlik, Charles Rosenberg, Christopher Russell, Jimena Sarno, Darwin Serink, Elisa Shea, Al Sky & Marija Gaier, Nico Solario, Marisa Suárez-Orozco, Sweaterqueens (prvtdncr & bodega vendetta), Martha Windahl, Suzanne Wright, Brenna Youngblood


Collective Show Los Angeles 2011

Onya Hogan-Finlay, Lesbian Ethics after Hoagland and Biren, 2011.
Watercolor under Sarah Lucia Hoagland's book Lesbian Ethics: Toward New Values (1988), framed page from Joan E. Biren's book Eye to Eye: Portraits of Lesbians (1979) (detail)

Darin Klein & Friends present
Onya Hogan-Finlay
Collective Show Los Angeles 2011
995, 997 North Hill Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Reception: Thurs, Jan 20, 6-9pm
Hours: Fri-Sun, Jan 21-23, 12-6pm & Thurs-Sun, Jan 27-30, 12-6pm

Collective Show Los Angeles 2011 is an exhibition of artwork, publications and posters from over 20 local artist-run spaces and projects formed in the past five years. Screenings, performances and talks will take place during the exhibition. Catalogue available.


Darin Klein & Friends with Suzanne Wright present
2nd Annual Queer Pile-up!
Plus... 'zine release party for 21st Century Queer Artists Identify Themselves #2 & #3
Collective Show Los Angeles 2011 Satellite Event
At Amy Adler's Echo Park Studio
1296 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Sat, Jan 22
Install 6-7pm
Exhibition/performances 7-10pm

Local queer artists are invited to participate in this one-night only event. All mediums welcome, with wall and floor space available on a first-come, first-served basis. Artists supply everything they need to install their work. Performers come prepared with all equipment, power cords, props, etc. Last year's wildly successful drop-in DIY experience attracted 29 visual artists and performers. Work must be installed and de-installed on the night of the event. Two new issues of 21st Century Queer Artists Identify Themselves available for purchase: $10 each, editions of 100.


Darin Klein & Friends Present: Box of Books, Vol. III

Darin Klein & Friends booth at MoMA PS1

Plus: hankie edition, postcards and drawings by Box of Books, Vol. III contributor Onya Hogan-Finlay

Box of Books, Vol. III
Printed Matter’s 5th Annual NY Art Book Fair
Nov 4-7, 2010

Featuring the work of Sonja Ahlers, Rich Bott, Sarah Cain, Keith Carollo & Chris Bick, Michael Dates, Jef Diesel, Epsilon + Epsilon, Deanna Erdmann, Michael Hayden, Onya Hogan-Finlay, Anthony Lepore, Matt Lipps, Noah Lyon, Amos Mac, Kirk Maxson, M. Pernod, PJB, Sumi Ink Club, Carla Verea & Francisca Rivero-Lake, Kate Wolf and Austin Young. Fall 2010.