Art

Since 1998 Eleanor C. Whitney has produced zines and artists books that explore discoveries, questions, and tensions raised by different locations, identities and experiences. Atlantic vs. Pacific is a micro press that incorporates her artist’s books, zines and other artistic endeavors. Each project revolves around a love for independently produced art and media and a commitment to carefully constructed, creative presentation. Through her work she hopes to inspire communication and critical thinking as well as show how art can both be a part of and a reflection on everyday life.

Artist Books & Publications

Indulgence 11 CoverIndulgence #11

Spring 2013. Personal zine handbound with silkscreen covers on crème cardstock. Series of essays exploring the balance between life and work in ones 30s in Brooklyn. ¼ size. Order here.

 

Indulgence 10 2008Indulgence #10

Fall 2008. Personal zine handbound with two color, silkscreen print covers on grey cardstock. This zine presents three essays on places that I love: Portland, Oregon; Paris, France; and Brooklyn, New York. Together they examine the impact my time in these places has had on my personal growth and development of an “adult” identity. 36 pages, ¼ size.

IMG_2813riffRAG #2

Fall 2006. Limited edition, print version of a queer, feminist art journal and website co-edited by Eleanor Whitney, Felix Endara, Emily North, Kpoene Koffi-Bruce and Laimah Osman. riffRAG served as a forum for inspiration and creativity that aimed to highlight artists whose work slipped under the radar of the art world and break away from the IMG_2815idea of an art “scene.” Issue #2 is designed by Emily North and Eleanor Whitney and is hand bound with a two-color, screen print cover by Emily North on yellow Canson paper. It features original prints by Arlene Texta Queen, Katy Weselcouch, Keight Bergmann, Kennie Jeddry, Jenevive Tatiana, Doris Cacaoilo and Danielle Latman. It presents essays and artwork by Butchlalis de Panochtitlan, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Jennie Jeddry, Oona Hanawalt, Nicole E. David, Jenevive Tatiana, and Arlene TextaQueen. 48 pages, ¼ size. Edition of 150.

IMG_2808riffRAG #1

Summer 2005. Limited edition, print version of a queer, feminist art journal and website co-edited by Eleanor Whitney, Felix Endara, Emily North and Kpoene Koffi-Bruce. riffRAG served as a forum for inspiration and creativity that aimed to highlight artists whose work slipped under the radar of the art world. Issue #1 is handbound and features a 4 color silkscreen print cover on recycled pink paper by IMG_2810Kerry Downey, limited edition prints by Artnoose, Cecile Belmont, Lauren Martin, Noella Kingsley, Young Chung and Sugene  Yang Kelly. It features essays by Ian Lundy, Macho Cabrera Estevez, Jamie Munkatchy, Diana Garcia, Sally Willowbee, and Stephanie Muller. 52 pages, ¼ size. Edition of 100.

IMG_2824Indulgence #9

Spring 2004.  Personal zine bound in three sections with a crème colored, letterpress printed cover and handbound with a Coptic stitch.  This zine explores memory, rage, healing and resistance with pieces about race, whiteness and New England identity, the war on Iraq and thoughts on opposition, survival and hope in times of war, reflections on love and vulnerability, and my recent study abroad in Cuba and what it taught me about being an “American” right now.   Includes many line drawings.  Printed on off-white paper.  56 pages, 1/4 size.

Indulgence #8

Winter 2003. Personal zine in two sections, one right reading, one left handed reading, hand bound with grey Canson letterpress covers.  Featuring writing that is both highly personal and critically aware, pieces on lessons on “womanhood” from my New England family, what whiteness means to me, connecting personal violence to systemic violence, living in New York post-September 11, thinking about gentrification in terms of colonization, how cities break my heart and more. 80 pages, 1/4 size.

Twenty Years Too Late Fanzine

Summer 2002. A New Order and Joy Division fanzine that explores my obsession with New Order and Joy Division and examines the lasting influence they have had on their fans music and personal lives.  Includes interviews with My Favorite, The Faint, Cath Carroll, Bis, and Oneida and, many personal essays, testimonies and stories. Mimeographed cover. 80 pages, 1/2 size.

IMG_2819Marking Time

Summer 2002  “War gives me a new way of marking time.” A book that charts the development of my political consciousness from one Gulf War to another.  Polaroids from a New York City anti-war march and a short memoir.  Accordion structure with a beige, letterpress printed cover, azure Canson pages, color photocopy, and screen printed text, closed with a aqua plastic band.  4” x 4.”  Edition of 25.

Group Exhibitions

Zines-in-evolution-of-Cut-and-Paste-.jpg

Issues of Indulgence and RiffRAG in Evolution of Cut and Paste, Bookwoorks, Asheville NC

Wanna Trade? Asheville Bookworks, Asheville  NC May 28 – July 7, 2011, curated by Emily Larned

Staff Exhibition, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn NY, 2009

Staff Exhibition, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn NY, 2007

Evolution of Cut and Paste, Zine and book art exhibition at Ashville Bookworks, Fall 2006, curated by Emily Larned

Art of Zines 04, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, 2004

Print Print Revolution, Independent Publishing Resource Center, Portland, OR, 2004

 The Locals’ Show, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR, 2004

Evolution of Cut & Paste, Adam and Sophie Gimbel Library, Parsons School of Design, New York NY, 2004, curated by Emily Larned

BiblioCosmos, Reed College, Portland OR, 2003

Core Sample, Independent Publishing Resource Center, Portland OR, 2003

Correspondence Course, Reading Frenzy, Portland OR, 2002

Pacific Northwest Book Fair, Portland OR, 2002

Project Mobilivre Bookmobile Project, North American touring exhibition, 2001-2006

Evolution-of-Cut-and-Paste-2006.jpg

Zines and books in Evolution of Cut and Paste, Bookworks, Asheville, NC

 

Atlantic vs. Pacific books can be found in the collections of:

Indulgence #10

Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives, Brooklyn NY

Brooklyn College Library, Brooklyn NY

Barnard College Library, New York NY

Indulgence #9

Pratt Institute Libraries, Brooklyn NY

New York Public Library, New York NY

Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives, Brooklyn NY

Indiana University, Bloomington IN

University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City IA

University of Missouri—Columbia, Columbia MO

University of Missouri—Kansas City, Kansas City MO

University of KS Archives/MSS/Rare Books, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, Lawrence KS

riffRAG #1 & 2

Brooklyn College Library, Brooklyn NY

Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives, Brooklyn NY

New York Public Library, New York NY

Dun Laoghaire Institute Art Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire Co. Dublin, Ireland

Indulgence #8

Barnard College Library, New York NY

New York University Fales Library, New York NY

Temple University, Philadelphia PA

Smith College Nelson Library, Northampton MA

Reed College, Portland OR

Connecticut College, New London CT

Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland OR

University of Colorado at Bolder, Bolder CO

Indiana University, Bloomington IN

University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City IA

University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia MO

Independent Publishing Resource Center, Portland OR

Twenty Years Too Late

Bowling Green State University Libraries, Bowling Green OH

Roberts Street Social Center, Halifax NS

Independent Publishing Resource Center, Portland OR

Marking Time

Brooklyn Museum Library and Archives, Brooklyn, NY

Trinity College, Hartford CT

University of Vermont, Burlington VT

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM

Independent Publishing Resource Center, Portland OR

Be Sociable, Share!