*Ronald Cornelissen and Davin Wade Brainard: zine presentation Detroit Backwards*
& screening of Time Stereo’s Movie Time, a compilation of live action and animation
While you’re here, check out wet ink / fresh zines by:
Saturday 2 June 2018
3 – 5 pm at PrintRoom
This week PrintRoom’s Riso workspace is taken over by Ronald Cornelissen and Davin Wade Brainard. They collaborate on a zine titled Detroit Backwards; a portrait of Davin’s hometown, which Ronald has visited several times in the past 20 years. Both artist share a love for comics, cartoons, fanzines, graffiti and collage, and perform together in the group Princess Dragon-Mom. Their Riso-Print Holiday here at PrintRoom will be a collage of remembrances, influences, all manner of new visions blowing through on Rotterdam’s mildly psychedelic late-may winds when minds are across an ocean.
Join us on Saturday to see the result of this Riso-trip back in memory and celebrate all our wet-from-the-press new zines, printed at PrintRoom or at Wobby’s headquarters.
Davin Wade Brainard was born in 1969 in Detroit, Michigan. Like most boys his age he loves giant monsters, superheroes and outer space. After finishing college in the early 1990’s he started a series of cloud paintings that he continues working on to this day. In the past 25 years he has written and published many books (SPACE, HEY WRINKLENUT, CHARLIE BROWN, PUDDLES and more), made over 20 short films, toured Europe, Japan and the USA with his performance art & noise group PRINCESS DRAGONMOM, and completed lots of paintings. In 2008 his art collective TIME STEREO (started in 1993 with Warn Defever) was included in the MOCAD exhibition CONSIDERING DETROIT. Lately Davin has been working hard as the gallery director of UFO FACTORY in Corktown.
Ronald Cornelissen was born in 1960 in Beverwijk, the Netherlands, and lives in Rotterdam. Since 1988 he has worked as a visual artist, making drawings, sculptures and installations, from 2000 to 2007 he published WORMHOLE magazine. His works arise from the twlightlight zone between avant-garde and underground, mining urban subcultures of comic strips, graffiti and music and looking at the friction between the urban environment and its inhabitants. His work has been exhibited at State of Concept, Athens; Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam; TENT, Rotterdam; Instituto Buena Bista, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles (2008); Natural Law (with Princess Dragonmom), Busan Biennale, South Korea; Galerie de l’École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Marseille, France; and W139, Amsterdam, among many others.