Cover by Devon Montgomery
Table of Contents
Ramona by M.A. Bailey
Monster Crossing by Rebecca Linam
The Rest of You Is Out of Place by Matt Thompson
Inside the Glass by S.H. Mansouri
Kritik by Shannon Rampe
One Hell of a Shower by John Leahy
Immortal Decision by Erin Lale
silence;sharp by Jerrod Schwarz
The Story of Speculative City by Meera Velu
Treating Rosacea: On Beautification, Nationalism, and Creative Resistance by Rosa Boshier
The Power of Fiction: A Conversation with Writer Stefani Cox
Review: Wayward Children Series by Seanan McGuire
Review: Shen Yun by Shen Yun Performing Arts
Allie Cheroutes creates multimedia contemporary collage and embroidery using found + forgotten ephemera. She is a freelance radio producer specializing in narrative oral histories and long-form nonfiction pieces. She probably wants to get a doughnut and talk about making weird art with you.
Sebastian Tovar graduated from Otis College of Art and Design in 2014 where he studied Painting and Sculpture/New Genres. His ink drawing, Kisses for the Tote, explores the complexity and fascination of superficiality found in Los Angeles. The Calendar, a twelve minute video, depicts the banal passing of time over the span of a year, performed by twelve actors. He lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
Melanie Treuhaft is a painter and installation artist interested in the dynamic potential of layering as a visual strategy. In her art, she aims to create ambiguity around the materiality of illusions by exploring how surfaces interact with light. Her 2016 collaborative project Staging at CTRL+SHFT Gallery included the works of sound artist Shanna Sordahl and architect Tammy LePham. This year, she is excited to be acting as set and projection designer for Rosa Boshier’s new stage production Rosacea. Melanie is based in Chico, California and teaches Basic Drawing at CSU Chico and Butte Community College.
Vanesa Gingold’s works create dynamic interiors and exteriors, an interplay of concealing and revealing, of surface and structure. Delicate handmade paper stretches and tears over intricately constructed armatures, suggesting states of genesis or decay. Like a knotted string, or a rubber band around the wrist, there is a searching to imbue these works with a kind of tactile memory, something felt but only half told. Gingold received her MFA from UC Santa Barbara. She has worked with numerous galleries, museums, and organizations, including the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Creativity Explored, San Francisco Arts Commission, and the University of California as an artist, curator, and teacher.