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OPENING ON THURSDAY!!!!!

In One Place or Another
August 7th-31st, 2014
Opening Reception Thursday August 7th 6-9pm
Aviary Gallery
48 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA

The Photobook today, is as everyone says “much easier to create.” With an explosion of options available for printing, binding and so many photographers going into self-publishing or starting their own publishing imprint. What does a cross section of this publishing world of photo book, art book, zine, printed material look like? 

Curator: John M. O’Toole


Publishers
Lavalette, Hassla Books, Conveyor Arts, Oranbeg Press, Give an Onion/Branch, VUU, Mossless, Houseboat Press, Cadillac Ranch Dressing, halfling zine, Lodret Vandret, Mossless, Editions FP&CF, Empty Stretch, Papersafe, Ain’t Bad Magazine, Packet Biweekly, J & L Books, Little Brown Mushroom, TCB Press, Preacher’s Biscuits Books, Lena Publications and many self publishers! 

Below is a list of the Artists whose book or work appears in a publication is included in the exhibition. 

Artists
Colin Todd, Christopher Gianunzio, Thilde Jensen, Matthew Liefnet, Andrew Miksys, Yannick Willing, Tate Shaw, Tammy Mercure, Varvara Mikushkina, Sara Stojković, Kat Slootsky, Claudio Nolasco, Juan Madrid, Solomon D. Schechman, Max Branigan, Richard Perez, Carl Gunhouse, Paige Mazurek, Trevor Powers, Mike Finkelstein, Kelli Pennington, Guarionex Rodriguez Junior, Ben Alper, James Gentile, Michael McCraw, Timothy Briner, Daniel Augschoell, Michael Vahrenwald, TJ Elias, Meg T. Noe, Jordan Swartz, Nathaniel Grann, Stephanie Nortiz, Irina Rozovsky, Carlos Lowenstein, Maggie Shannon, Jay Muhlin, Michael Marcelle, Sophie T. Lvoff, Pauline Magnenat, Nat Ward, Ginevra Shay, Dan Boardman, Leigh Van Duzer, Mark Daniel Harley, Meghan Schaetzle, Curran Hatleberg, Lynley Bernstein, Quinn Gorbutt, Joe Lingeman, Josh Poehlein, Patrick Hogan, Matthew Austin, Seth Fluker, Nicole White, Eric Ruby, Daisuke Yokota, Ben Huff, Aaron Canipe, Nelson Chan, Jake Reinhart, Tara Wray, Sara J Winston, David Oresick, David la Spina, Amy Lombard Andrew Hammerand, Clayton Cotterell, Shane Lyman, Suzana Zak, Jeremy Haik, Jesse Hlebo, Coley Brown, Erin Jane Nelson, Andrew Frost, Colin Stearns, Magali Duzant, Jordan Baumgarten, Stephen Hilger, Lindsay Metivier, Jane Tam, Misha De Ridder, Sam Falls, Erik Schurbert, Pierre Le Hors, Kate Steciw, Bryan Graf, Charlie Rubin, Ryan Arthurs, Bryan Formhals, Samantha Sutcliffe, Nathan Bajar, Alec Soth, Brad Zellar, Lester B. Morrison, Jason Fulford, Michael Northrup, Greg Halpern, Natalie Krick, Claudia Angelmaier, Semâ Bekirovic, Charles Benton, Walead Beshty, Lucas Blalock, Talia Chetrit, Anne Collier, Natalie Czech, Jessica Eaton, Roe Ethridge, Sam Falls, Stephen Gill, Daniel Gordon, David Haxton, Matt Keegan, Elad Lassry, Katja Mater, Laurel Nakadate, Lisa Oppenheim, Torbjørn Rødland, Noel Rodo,Vankeulen, Joachim Schmid, Penelope Umbrico, Useful Photography, Charlie White, Ann Woo, Mark Wyse Adam Bell, Lesley A. Martin, Alex Klein,Noel Rodo,Vankeulen, Arthur Ou, Lyle Rexer, James Welling, Shane Lavalette, Michael Bühler,Rose, Caleb Charland, Matthew Gamber, Johan Rosenmunthe, Bill Sullivan, Dick Lyon, Magali Duzant, Livia Corona, Mathieu Bernard, Reymond, Louis Porter, Benjamin Lowy, Damien Rudd, Jack Addis, Jenny Odell, Kieron Cropper, Manuel Birnbacker, Michael Younker, Mike Patterson, Rick Silva, Stephan Tillmans, Thomas Albdorf, Daniel Kukla, Caleb Charland, Jay Gould, Travis Hocutt, Robin Myers, Curiosity Rover, Andrew McFarland, Johnny Deguzman, Nate Grossman, Sylvia Kim, Chris Maggio, Tim O’Connell, Randall Phenning, Matt Richter, Elena Tarchi, Jessica Van Fleteren, Joe Leveanworth, Marie Angeletti, Aurélien Arbet, Jérémie Egry, Flemming Ove Bech, Steven Brahms, Baker & Evans, Asger Carlsen, Bryan Dooley, Maurice van Es, Ryan Foerster, Thomas Hauser, Nico Krijno, Mårten Lange, Inka Lindergård and Niclas Holmström, Winslow Laroche, Jeremy Liebman, Max J. Marshall, Andrea P. Nguyen, Luke Norman & Nik Adam, Nicolas Poillot David Schoerner, Anne Kathrin Schuhmann, Daniel Shea, Athena Torri, Hannah Whitaker, Grant Willing, Athena Torri, Bea Fremderman, Ingo Mittelstaedt, Stuart Bailes, Alana Celii, Bobby Doherty, Brea Souders and Sean Vegezzi, Jake McNulty, Romeke Hoogwaerts and Grace Leigh, Sebastião Almeida, Chris Bang, Miranda Barnes, Brittney Bowers, Steven Brooks, Lynn Cazabon, Casey Daisey, Chinwe Edeani, Kevin Eikenberg, Hogarth Ferguson, Jerome Freeman, Bradley Fulton, Jack Garland, Didi S. Gilson, Tifanee Gladney, Larry Gloth, Caitlin Gore, Julien Hairault, Stephen Harper, Richard Hatch, Rob Hauer, Sandy Honig, Andrew Howard, Patrick Joust, Tommy Keith, Kevin Koffi, Sam Lehman, Stefan Lind, Andrew Marino, Brian McSwain, Wojtek Mszyca Jr., Vesa Nissinen, Jay Normandale, Alvaro Gomez Pidal, Tony Popovic, Eli Potter Luke Pownall, Martin Raack, Ding Ren, Shannon Richardson, Isaac Sachs, Antoine Séguin, James Singewald, Stephanie Spring, Bryan Vana, Ian Vecchiotti, Patrick Warner, Matthias Winkel, Douglas Wittnebert, Patrick Wright, Brad Ziegler, Christine Zhu, Bridget Collins, Kathleen Tso, Nicole Reber, Ian Rousey, Anna Yanofsky, Danny Lane, Beth Zimmerman, Scott Landfried, Cassidy Zachary, Nicole Reber, Jenni Stablein, Chris Nosenzo, Tracy Jenkins, Tiffany Diane Tso, Elizabeth Farrell, Ian Lewandowski, Anthony Cudahy, Christopher Chavez, Ian, Anthony Cudahy, Ali Bosworth, Andrew Laumann, Andrew Phelps, Axel Stevens, Brendan Baker and Daniel Evans, Christian Flatscher, Christian Patterson, Clare Strand, Damien Brailly, Ed Panar, Guillaume Maraud, Irina Yulieva, Jaap Scheeren, Jason Fulford, Jeremy R. Jansen, Jordan Small, Juan Ramon Rincon, Kenny Hurtado, KK + TF , Klara Källström and Thobias Fäldt, Laëtitia Donval, Lara Dhondt, Maciek Požoga, Maxime Milanesi, Peter Halupka, Roger Ballen, Santa Katkute, Taiyo Onorato & Nico Kreb, Thomas Albdorf, Timothy Briner, Torbjørn Rødland, Aleksander Kelpman, Alexander Gronsky, Casey McGonagle, Charlie Engman, Clayton Lee, Cyrille Weiner, Daniel Grant, Daniel Shea, Delaney Allen, Dustin Aksland, Erin Hanson, Erwan Morère, Franck Juery, Hildegunn Larsen, Nick White, Innis McAllister, JH Engström, John Mann, Kate Steciw, Lin Zhipeng, Margot Wallard, Mathieu Lambert, Matthieu Gafsou, Max Peake, Maxime Milanesi, Michael Cinque, Missy Prince, Nich Kunz, Nicholas Gottlund, Nick White, Pierre Letulzo, Raoul Gatepin, Santiago Mostyn, Sean Stewart, Sebastian Mlynarski, Stephanie Gonot, Stevie Dacanay, Tommy Nease, Yann Lélias, You Li, Benjamin Mouly, Don Hudson, Daniel Gordon, Trey Wright, Andrew B. Myers, Anthony Gerace, Stefan Vorbeck/ Stillsandstrokes, Dominica Page, Richard Barnes, Céline Clanet, Cody Cobb, Thomas Gardiner, Ruel & Kitty Wicks, Doug DuBois, Eric Wiley, Angela Cherry, Zachary Zezima, Nicole Reber, Eric Wiley, Zoe Juarez, Conor Messinger, Chris Nosenzo, Aidan Koch, Ian Faden, Ian Lewandowski, Anthony Cudahy, Matt Maher, Monica Macias, Bridget Collins, Arden Sherman, Claudia Eve Beauchesne, Frank Traynor, Alli Maloney, Chris Nosenzo, Bobby Walsh, Jason Lee, Gerardo Madera, Robin Williams, Aidan Koch, Ryan Rinaldi Lauren Albert, Dan Allegretto, Annaliese Downe, Penelope Umbrico, Hannah Whitaker, Brea Souders, Andrey Bogush, Robert Canali,Inka & Niclas, Dillon DeWaters, Sara Cwynar, Mimi Plumb, Adam Ferriss, John Chervinsky, Brendan George Ko, Ivan, Mikhailov, Mark Stafford, Himmpei Takeda, Robert Canali, Alex Fischer, David Brandon Geeting, Bryan Krueger, Anouk Kruthof, Winslow Laroche, Jennilee Marigomen, Ian Markell, Josh Reames, Matthew Stone, Michael Youcker and many more.

Experiencing Taking Back Sunday's 'Tell All Your Friends' 10 Year Anniversary Show at the Electric Factory

     At the age of eleven, my views and taste in music changed forever.  This change was brought on by the release of Taking Back Sunday’s Tell All Your Friends.  Since its release, Tell All Your Friends has been the one album that has kept me sane through my stages of middle school, high school, and college and all the drama, breakdowns, heartbreaks, and depression that accompanied those stages.  Even now, at the age of twenty-one, it continues to be a huge part of my life and my saving grace.  
     Ten years later, on November 14th, I was in awe of being able to see Taking Back Sunday perform Tell All Your Friends in its entirety at the Electric Factory.  Going into the show I knew I needed to be front row to get the experience I desired; to be able to release the emotions I’ve kept bottled inside for ten years and relive my memories that are connected with the album.  For five hours I waited outside in the cold to achieve my front row goal.  
     When Taking Back Sunday took the stage, I was standing front and center against the barricade.  The reality that I was seeing one of my favorite bands perform one of my favorite albums ever recorded hit me and I was grateful for the opportunity to witness and experience the show.  Taking Back Sunday began their set with songs off of other albums such as A Decade Under The Influence, Liar (It Takes One To Know One), and One-Eighty By Summer.  After Make Damn Sure the band started their performance of Tell All Your Friends.  There aren’t any words that can describe how incredibly perfect it was to witness the band perform this album.  It was a show that you had to be there to understand and appreciate how amazing of an experience it was.  I had chills throughout the set.  I spent the night screaming along the lyrics, dancing, viciously head-banging, and thrusting my hand in the air to the beat of the music.  I felt like I was in middle and high school again reliving my angst when I would come home from school, blare Tell All Your Friends as loud as my stereo would go, and dance around my room letting out all of that day’s anger.  Every aspect of their performance was spot on, from how they sounded to how they moved and interacted with one another and the crowd.  Adam Lazzara incredibly crowd surfed and sang then headed to the upper bar to continue singing through a good portion of the set.  Taking Back Sunday closed their set with two songs that didn’t make the cut for Tell All Your Friends; Your Own Disaster and The Ballad of Sal Villanueva.  During Your Own Disaster, the beauty of the night came crashing in on me and I was brought to tears.  It is one of my favorite songs and as of late is the theme song to my life and has been pulling me out of a heartbroken state.  I couldn’t believe I was seeing the show and I didn’t want it to end, all of these emotions caved in on me.  It was the first time I’ve shed a tear at a show that wasn’t Bruce Springsteen or Roger Waters.  
     Taking Back Sunday’s show for Tell All Your Friends was hands down one of the best shows I’ve been to in a while.  It was worth freezing for five hours, worth every blackened bruise I received that night, and worth the ringing in my ears.  I haven’t felt that alive at a show in a while, and for the first time in a long time, I didn’t feel alone, I felt at home.  Seeing Tell All Your Friends live was about the experience for me, experiencing the feelings I’ve been dying to feel when I listen to the album.  Wednesday night reminded me why I’m appreciative of Taking Back Sunday’s existence and how this album helped me through every stage of my life.  I’d like to thank the band for the ten year anniversary tour of Tell All Your Friends and for the experience they provided for me.    

Yellowcard's Tour Stop at the Electric Factory

     Friday night Yellowcard’s latest tour hit the Electric Factory for a sold out show.  Opening support for the show was provided by Sandlot Heroes, We Are The In Crowd, and The Wonder Years. 
     Local Leigh Valley pop rock band Sandlot Heroes opened the night.  The band started the night off right and energized the crowd.  They slowed their set down and had the crowd singing along to Out Of My Hands in beautiful melodies.    
     We Are The In Crowd followed Sandlot Heroes in a disappointing performance.  Vocalist Taylor Jardine seemed more content playing with her hair than entertaining the crowd.  Along with a dull performance, it was nearly impossible to hear her singing, her voice wasn’t loud enough and the rest of the band overpowered her voice.  The crowd sang louder than Jardine and it appeared that they only knew the words due to the beat of the music.  Bored to tears and bleeding ears are the best ways to describe enduring We Are The In Crowd’s performance.
     Philadelphia’s finest pop-punk band, The Wonder Years, followed We Are The In Crowd, saving the night and restoring the crowds energy.  The Wonder Years stole the show from the opening acts with their heartfelt lyrics paired with catchy beats.  Kids moshed, crowd surfed, and screamed lyrics in unison.  The Wonder Years had the crowd amped up and ready for the headliners Yellowcard. 
     Yellowcard’s performance was spectacular.  They intertwined vocals, guitars, drums, bass, and a violin along with lively stage presence to captivate the crowd.  Their set was mainly made up of songs off of their latest album Southern Air and Ocean Avenue.  Yellowcard also included in their set a cover of Mumford and Sons‘ I Will Wait.  Running around in a circle pit to their music was a great way to reminisce about my fifteen year self.  They ended the night with their classic Ocean Avenue that had the entire crowd dancing and singing along.  Yellowcard proved they are still wonderful performers and very talented at making music that you can move to.