FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS: KATE JAVENS, EDGAR OLIVER, JOHN JENNISON As the end of the year nears and some chilly weather (finally) settles in, we'll be c

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FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS: KATE JAVENS, EDGAR OLIVER, JOHN JENNISON

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As the end of the year nears and some chilly weather (finally) settles in, we'll be celebrating the last of our Volume 1contributors, in preparation for celebrattions for Vol 2/II: Sign and Symbol.To kick it off, in October we feature three of our contributors whose beautifully disturbing symbols are at the heart of their work. Kate Javen's sepia tones of shadowy beasts in her "Named For" series represent (in most cases) the departed figures of past civil rights activists.

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LUCY PARSONS

Lucy Parsons was a powerful orator, and tireless advocate for the disenfranchised in America. She identified the devastating class disparity as the most significant obstacle to the fair development of the industrializing nation of her day. {READ MORE}

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BENJAMIN DREW

A Boston abolitionist, Drew traveled to Upper Canada in the 1850's to transcribe word for word the stories of American fugitives, (some freed, mostly runaways) to compile a book, "The Refugee: Narratives of Fugitive Slaves in Canada Related by Themselves". It contains scores of interviews, some very difficult to read as they recount horrific abuse. But, at the core they are simple tales of journey; they are step-by-step stories of "I got here from there". (READ MORE)

MORE FROM THE "NAMED FOR" SERIES:
DERRICK BELL
LEARNED HAND
ANDREW FURUSETH

There's hardly anyone who embodies the spirit of Halloween better than Edgar Oliver. Like some Victorian ex-pat, rustled up from the grave, Edgar speaks in words and tenor of a deeply Southern past. He's been part of the downtown NY theater and art scene for years and has written poetry for both the living and the dead. Read a poem about Summer, as we bid it farewell.

SUMMER
by Edgar Oliver

This feeling from long ago
came to me-
a feeling of old cars gone by
down streets on nights long ago-
a boy's love for all that.

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The creepy tentacled creatures of artist and illustrator John Jennison range from sullen to sultry. Check out a gallery of his work.

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THE 22 MAGAZINE: VOL 2/II, SIGN & SYMBOL

COMING DECEMBER 22nd 2011
CONTRIBUTOR REVEAL BEGINS NOV 2011

Volume 2/II: Sign and Symbol devles into inconography and perception. Literal or not, sign and symbols are part of daily life and guide us to new and unexpected places. The contributors for this volume push those boundaries in an attempt to assign meaning to meaning.

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RECENT BLOG HIGHLIGHTS:

MICHAEL ALAN
If you are anything like me, you frequent Chelsea gallery openings and supposedly avant-garde art parties only to leave completely disappointed and weirdly nostalgic for the old New York art scene. What would it be like to see Ann Magnuson, Kenny Scharf and Keith Haring at Club 57, hang out with Andy and Edie at the Factory or watch one of those bizarre, inexplicable Fluxus performances in SoHo before it was an open-air mall? Well, its time to stop that nonsense whining because a raw, inclusive, totally wild, D-I-Y art show is happening now.

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READYMADE777 AND STACIA YEAPANIS
This past Tuesday, I met an artist. At an undisclosed location. Without knowing the artist’s name, what they looked like, or even what gender this artist was.

This was readymade777,

….I think.

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CANDY CLAWS
Candy Claws is a band based out of Fort Collins, Colorado which focuses on the ether caught between digital and beta. They hold marathon filming and editing sessions to create a series called “Candy Claws in Dreamland,” which relies on narrative splicing of eco-focused text excerpts along with altered and enhanced footage of the natural world.

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PULPO CORPORATE
Born in Buenos Aires in 1977, Fernando Hereñú has created work that straddles the line between fine-art and illustration, psychoanalytical and pure fun. Using monochromatic tints and inking techniques that evoke the “Zap Comics”-era underground cartoonists of the 70′s as well as the pop surrealists of today, Hereñú (aka Pulpo) uses hallucinatory imagery to create mysterious yet unified motifs and symbols that tap a direct line into his subconscious.

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MAKE SOME NOISE: CLAMOR IN THE STREET.

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Clamor in the Street is a peaceful response to recent changes regarding music in the streets and parks of New York. It involves various musicians, poets and actors visiting streets in New York City and Brooklyn to perform a piece. The location is chosen based on acoustics or sentiments for the performer. The entire session is recorded and put online. If you would like to participate in Clamor in the Streets please email us at the22magazine {at} gmail(dot)com.

LISTEN TO CLAMOR RECORDING.

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