Monday, November 1, 2010
Rural Route 2 Box 281: Premier Issue featuring Jeff Nilan and US! [Pink + Blue]
FEATURING: JEFF NILAN, JACINDA RUSSELL, and NANCY DOUTHEY
RR 2 Box 281 is a bi-monthly zine dedicated to photo-based contemporary art. Each of the six yearly issues will be focused on the work of two living artists working and living outside of traditional art centers. The title RR 2 Box 281 comes from the childhood address of the zine's editor Travis Shaffer. Travis and his wife/ co- editor, Angela, grew up in neighboring rural communities in southwestern Pennsylvania. Travis is currently an Instructor of Photography at the University of Kentucky and Angela teaches high-school art in the small town of Lancaster, KY. Through Digital and hard copy dissemination, RR2 seeks to increase the exposure of artists' working and living in the rural settings, thereby creating a dialog around relationships between contemporary art, regional identity and rurality.
Six times a year a new issue of RR 2 Box 281 will be released as both a free .pdf file (to be viewed online or downloaded via issuucom) and a hand bound hard copy zine (to be sent via standard post). The hard-copy zine will be 15$/ issue, or 60$ for a yearly subscription.
ZINE -- http://issuu.com/travisl.shaffer/docs/rr2_v1_is1
FACEBOOK -- http://www.facebook.com/pages/RR-2-Box-281/127947723918928
BLOG -- http:rrtwo.wordpress.com