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Adolescent Rage, Closed Caption Comics

Cinders Gallery
28 Marcy Avenue, 718-388-2311
January 9 - February 8, 2009
Reception: Friday, January 9, 7 - 10 PM
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Chris Day, Noel Friebert, Mollie Goldstrom, Lane Milburn, Andrew Neyer, Molly Colleen O’Connell, Ryan Cecil Smith, Conor Stechschulte, Eric Stiner, and Erin Womack

Cinders Gallery is proud to present Adolescent Rage, the first NY show by Baltimore-based collective Closed Caption Comics. We first encountered the artwork of this prolific group when some of them came into the gallery bearing an amazing colorful stack of self-published comic and art zines. These beautiful handmade silk-screened goodies featured wild stories, inventive layouts, and the type of manic fun energy we find wholly exciting and infectious. As a group, Closed Caption puts out a comic zine of the same name that features a section by each artist, allowing the reader to delve into the different worlds of each contributor. These worlds vary from forests to cities to outer space and are inhabited by as diverse a cast of characters such as mummies, toads, robots, aliens and ordinary folks riding bikes around town. From meticulous fine line renderings to scratchy chaotic explosions, the styles and stories couldn’t be more varied and yet make perfect sense together in a haphazardly homey kind of way. This group show will feature drawings, paintings, prints, collages and zines by all 10 artists, allowing the viewer to be enveloped by their art on a larger scale.

The artists of Closed Caption Comics are Maryland Institute College of Art graduates who started making zines together in 2004. In addition to their collaborative bookmaking, they also are individually involved in the Baltimore art community by way of putting on shows, making posters, being in bands such as Witch Hat and Bears and Pieces, running the record label Lost Ghost Records, as well as organizing the all-girl performance festival Puss Fust.
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