Red Wedge Magazine is pleased to announce our new project wedgeshop; aiming to distribute socialist and popular avant-garde art, media and cultural artifacts (at affordable rates that compensate artists). At wedgeshop you will be able to order copies of Red Wedge, subscribe to our print journal, order special chapbooks, pamphlets, posters, digital materials, t-shirts, and more. Here are some examples from wedgeshop:
We are also building up a platform for our co-thinkers and other left-wing artists to distribute artwork. And we will regularly highlight the work of various artists on the wedgeshop gallery page. The first artists to be included are:
Ian Matchett is a graduate of the University of Michigan’s School of Art and Design. His paintings explore the connections between radical movements and individuals of the past and present. When the past is forgotten, or remembered only as a distorted caricature, our ability to unify and act in the present is crippled.
Craig E. Ross is an editor at Red Wedge, is a printmaker and cartoonist currently living in St. Louis, Missouri, who works mainly in woodblock prints. Craig has published various comics and zines such as MEDITATIONS: A Vision In Woodcuts and the acclaimed STEAL AWAY: The Visions of Nat Turner. Craig also runs the "Red Wedge Comix" blog at Red Wedge. They jointly operate the DIY art space, The Dollar Art House in St. Louis.
Anna Maria Tucker is an artist whose work includes painting, installation and performance; confronting stereotypes and trauma. She received her BFA from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale Illinois and is an MFA candidate at the Sam Fox School of Art and Design at Washington University in St Louis.
Adam Turl is an artist and writer based in St. Louis, Missouri, an editor at Red Wedge Magazine currently in residency at the Cité internationale des Arts in Paris. He writes the "Evicted Art Blog" at Red Wedge. His most recent exhibitions include "Thirteen Baristas" at the Brett Wesley Gallery in Las Vegas, Nevada and "Kick the Cat" at Project 1612 in Peoria, Illinois. Turl jointly operates the DIY art space, The Dollar Art House in St. Louis.
It has become clear that the institutions of the art world and the culture industry will not sufficiently support a popular avant-garde. It is up to us.
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