Do It Yourself / Hang In There Baby Book Release Party - November 13th from 7pm-9pm
Join Trina Fernandez and Birchwood Palace Industries for the release of Trina’s new humorous cook/photo book, Do It Yourself/Hang In There Baby. Writer and artist Andy Sturdevant will moderate a conversation between Trina and her mother concerning the food that reflects their loneliness and depression. Snacks included in the book will be provided, as well as a brand new installation of the original work in the Soo Visual Arts Center kitchen.
The book is based on her mother’s collaged cookbook from the early 1980’s, Trina compares her life to her mother’s, and the dreams lost through the improvised meals of their reality. Complete with oversaturated photos resembling those of Good Housekeeping’s past, this artist book is sure to make you laugh, cry, and inspire you for upcoming holiday meals. Each book includes a pull out poster.
Trina Fernandez is an installation artist, photographer, and book maker using nostalgia, humor, and artifice as an entry point to discussing the yucky feelings we don’t like to talk about.
Birchwood Palace Industries: Birchwood Palace Industries, L.L.C. is a publisher of artist books, zines, and other small-run printed novelties. It is a project of writer and artist Andy Sturdevant, and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.