Sunday, November 28, 2010

Kate Durbin & Susy Bielak at Agitprop, Saturday, December 4, 7pm

We hope you can join us on Saturday, December 4 at 7pm for a reading by Kate Durbin and an art opening celebrating a new website by Susy Bielak.

Kate Durbin
Kate Durbin is a writer and performance artist. She is the author of the poetry collections The Ravenous Audience (Akashic Books, 2009) and, with Amaranth Borsuk, Excess Exhibit, forthcoming from ZG Press. She has written several chapbooks including Fragments Found in a 1937 Aviator's Boot (Dancing Girl Press, 2009), FASHIONWHORE (Legacy Pictures, 2010), and Kept Women, forthcoming from Insert Press. She is founding editor of the journal Gaga Stigmata: Critical Writings and Art About Lady Gaga. Her fashion / text project, Prices Upon Request, can be viewed aZG Press. She writes about celebrity style at

Susy Bielak's work combines fine craft with social question. Inspired by the interplay of identity and space, she uses drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, and installation to envision ideas about personal and social relationships. Bielak employs gesture, the emotion of color, and sensory detail to choreograph each work. Her projects often incorporate nontraditional materials and processes in order to best render an idea (e.g., applying sketchbook text and drawings onto bus doors to reference the personal and public; drawing with water on opaque plastic to reference subtleties of memory; employing a seismic testing device to speak to the rapport between interior life and natural disaster). Experience in the social sciences, particularly anthropology and ethnography, influences her immersive and research-based approach to projects.

Agitprop readings are free, but wine and donations to the gallery are always welcome.

We hope to see you there and for festivities before and afterward!

Agitprop Gallery
Saturday, December 4, Reading 7pm, Art Opening at 8pm
2837 University Avenue in North Park (Entrance on Utah, behind Glenn's Market)
San Diego, CA 92104 * 619.384.7989