Reading Room

<p>The downstairs Reading Room exhibition space at Antenna features artists books, chapbook collaborations with artists and writers, and books that fall outside or experiment with the tradition of book making including zines, book objects, sculptural books, and one of a kinds.</p>

Bright Boy; the Art of Defined/Designed Black :: Mark T. Williams II, Henry Coston, Mateo Thompson

Cover of the book Bright Boy; The Art of Defined/Designed Black, with graphic of a light bulb through which we view a boy swinging on a swingset

Exhibition Dates: November 5th 2022 – December 16th 2022Receptions: Saturday November 12th and Saturday December 10th 2022, 6pm – 10pm Open Mic Nights: Nov. 17th & Dec. 15th 6:30-8pm Named after the book “Bright Boy; the Art of Defined/Designed Black” by Mark T. Williams. Bright Boy; The Art of Defined/Designed Black is an anthology focused Bright Boy; the Art of Defined/Designed Black :: Mark T. Williams II, Henry Coston, Mateo Thompson

Anxious Poems :: Ruben Ramires

Zine: "Anxious Poems" with hand illustrated cover

Exhibition Dates: September 3rd – October 30th 2022Receptions: Saturday September 10th and Saturday October 8th 6pm-10pm Anxious  poems is  a  zine  that  was made after  an  anxiety  outburst in  Portugal.  The poems and illustrations guide us through a journey that unfortunately is very familiar to queer people: fear of  not  being  accepted,  social  anxiety,  and  Anxious Poems :: Ruben Ramires

Brian Hitselberger :: More World

Collage image of black and white portraits on a yellow background

Reading Room //
Exhibition Dates: May 7, 2022 – June 26, 2022 //
Receptions: Saturday May 14 2022 and Saturday June 11, 2022 6pm-10pm

Nicole Dikon :: about flowers…

On view: Saturday March 12th – Sunday April 24th, 2022Opening Reception: Saturday March 12th from 6:00 – 10:00 PMDaily hours: Wednesday – Sunday 12:00 – 5:00 about flowers… is a poetry zine combining found and recycled words and images printed in woodcut relief and risograph prints. The zine was printed at Lucky Risograph Publications in Nicole Dikon :: about flowers…

TEAM DRAW

On view: Friday Feb 11th – Sunday March 6th, 2022Opening Reception: FRIDAY Feb 11th from 6:00 – 10:00 PMDaily hours: Wednesday – Sunday 12:00 – 5:00 Teamdraw is the culmination of a multi-year project involving 14 artists working collectively on a series of large format sketchbooks. Each book was started by one artist and then TEAM DRAW

Black Fusionist Society :: Antoine Williams

Black Fusionist Society is an Afrosurrealist multimedia narrative exhibition about the Black descendants of survivors of the 1898 Wilmington Massacre who create a secret society that uses magic and fringe science to navigate systemic racism and migrate to a different dimension. This exhibition serves as contemporary Black folklore within a historical fiction narrative told through Black Fusionist Society :: Antoine Williams

It starts with the book…

Selections from the Artist Book Collection at Paper MachineJanuary 9 to February 28, 2021Antenna’s Reading Room Gallery Physical touch and sensory engagement are integral to the experience of artist books. Since their inception artist books have defied book cataloging and handling rules, baffling librarians and collectors. Are they works of art that must be paged It starts with the book…

GESTURES :: Reading Room Pop-Up Edition

Opening Reception: SAT NOV 14th  3 – 9 PM Closing Reception: SAT DEC 12th  3 – 9:PM Gallery Hours: TUE- SUN 12-5 This gifting season, Antenna’s Reading Room will host a selection of artist-made gifts you can share with all your favorite people! Featuring: Angel Perdomo, Amelia Broussard, Assemblage, Caesar Meadows, Harriet Burbeck, Kendrick James, GESTURES :: Reading Room Pop-Up Edition

Risograph Printing

An everything all-at-once exhibition featuring hundreds of posters, handbills, flyers, zines, prints, and books produced by Risograph with Max Seckel in New Orleans over the last 4 years.