Precog Magazine

Cara Chan







Black Love Fest
NY 2018

• Brought to you by The Black School
• Music direction by Vulgar Colors
• One day free art & music festival for all ages
• Sunday Aug 19, 2018 at 12:00pm - 5:00pm
• Sugar Hill Children's Museum
• Concert, DJ sets, merchandise & food vendors, art installations, and art workshops

Donate, Volunteer, More Info at:

If we had not loved each other none of us would have survived. — James Baldwin

For at least the past 20 years different organizations and individuals have been producing new iterations of Black Love Fest in cities across the U.S to highlight the importance of self-love and self-determination in our communities. In the summer of 2017 we were inspired by these many organizations and individuals to bring Black Love Fest to New York City with the first annual Black Love Fest NY at Brooklyn Museum. Black Love Fest NY is a free one-day celebration that builds upon work initiated in the The Black School by sharing student artwork with the community. BLF NY is a public event, creating a gathering space for all people who share in love for the well-being and self-determination of Black people. BLF NY will also include music performances, art installations by professional artist, hands-on art making workshops for all ages. The purpose of this project is to illustrate the positive impact of collective action.

Open Call

Camp Solong!

Open Call ~ Goodbye!

Camp Solong invites future campers to submit their applications for joining our immersive, performative outdoor summer camp, this year on Orr's Island, Maine, U.S.A. Open call ends July 1st.

Yes, indeed! Camp Solong is happening again for the weekend of August 10–13th, 2018! We will host six campers (ages 25 +) for a unique, cathartic 3-day break from daily life!

As always, our camp program will focus on the universal task of saying “goodbye”, with a particular emphasis on letting go of a stagnant, and restricted sense of self. Anyone interested in rehearsing and investigating the process of “farewells", “personal reset” and “seriously playful introspection” would be an ideal participant for the camp.

Camp Solong is a collaborative gesamtkunstwerk and a form of heterotopia exploring alternative ways of living through play, fiction, self-sufficiency, and encounters with nature.

Complete instructions on how to apply can be found at

In June, the camp headquarters will be located at SPACE gallery in Portland, Maine, and the camp itself will be built on location in Orr's Island. Camp Solong will host 6 people along with the camp directors, Dafna Maimon and Ethan Hayes-Chute. Each camper will have their own bunk bed in the camp structure, complete with a personal shelf, and a camper uniform. Food will be provided. Participation in the camp is free but travel costs are up to the campers.

There will be a 3-day program, culling from the artists' respective performative practices, including fun,
crafty-and-healing exercises.

Camp Solong breaks down the borders between experience, process and end result while dissolving the categorizations of viewers and participants audience and artists.

If you would make a great camper, apply now!
Of course, feel free to get in touch directly, and don't hesitate to forward our open call!

Best Summer Wishes,
Camp Solong counselors,
Dafna Maimon & Ethan Hayes-Chute

Kari Cholnoky

Safe Gallery
1004 Metropolitan Ave,
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Kari Cholnoky’s first solo show “TRUE LEVEL” at Safe Gallery.
February 16th, 6-9pm, up through March 18th.
Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday noon to 6pm or by appointment.
For inquiries contact


Dalia Amara
& Olivia Swider

The Texture of Want 

February 24 - March 17, 2018
Opening reception: Saturday, February 24th | 7-10 PM
284 Seigel Street, 1B
Brooklyn, NY 11206

MOUNTAIN is an artist-run apartment gallery in Bushwick presenting exhibitions, performances, and screenings by emerging artists. The gallery is open during scheduled events or by appointment only. 

              Dalia Amara, Fragments, 2017                  Olivia Swider, Hussey, 2018
              Archival pigment print                               Silkscreen ink on velvet

Pao Houa Her

Midway Contemporary Art

Marcela Florido

Solo Exhibit “Lacos”
Opens at  Anita Schwartz Galeria de Arte, Rio.
January 10th to Feb. 2018.


      Mostra individual com pinturas inéditas em grande formato da artista carioca, nascida em 1988, e baseada em Nova York.  Em 2008, estudante da Escola de Belas Artes da UFRJ, ela foi selecionada para uma bolsa na Foundation in Arts and Design na Central Saint Martins, em Londres, ingressando no ano seguinte no curso de pintura da prestigiosa Slade School of Fine Art, em Londres, onde se graduou em 2013. Em seguida, foi selecionada pela Yale School of Art, nos EUA, onde fez seu mestrado em pintura de 2013 a 2015.

Há um ano Marcela Flórido tem seu ateliê em um galpão industrial no Brooklyn, Nova York, que compartilha com outros quinze artistas dando continuidade a uma prática que sempre prezou: o convívio e a troca de informações e críticas com amigos de ofício. O local abriga todos os ateliês e propicia uma convivência de ideias na prática imersiva e solitária da pintura. Ela mantém constante contato com os amigos das três cidades em que tem vínculos profissionais: Rio de Janeiro, Nova York e Londres, e desde 2013 se corresponde com Anita Schwartz, que acompanha à distância sua trajetória.

Para sua primeira exposição individual na Anita Schwartz Galeria, Marcela Flórido produziu cinco pinturas a óleo em grande formato, em cores vibrantes, que trazem como elemento comum a figura de um coração, presente nos trabalhos recentes da artista. Suas pinturas densas evocam uma atmosfera emocional em cenas de romance e conflitos em paisagens familiares a ela. Apesar de morar fora do Brasil há mais de nove anos, ela não se desconecta das questões do país, e um de seus interesses é a presença da figuração na arte brasileira. A artista também discute em seu trabalho um excesso de elegância, a grande presença da herança construtivista, e um “certo tabu” com a figura feminina.

Em cartaz de 11.01.2018 a 17.02.2018

Nicholas Steindorf
& Kyle Willams
Blinn & Lambert

New Grey Planet, by the collaborative duo Blinn & Lambert will be up at Microscope Gallery
in Brooklyn from December 15, 2017 through January 14, 2018. 

Blinn & Lambert, New Grey Planet Opening: Friday, December 15 from 6:00—9:00 pm
Microscope Gallery, 1329 Willoughby Avenue, #2B
For more information and the press release please click HERE


Kimberly Kruge

OCTOBER 20, 6:30 PM–8:00 PM
28 West 27th St, 3rd Flr
New York, NY 10001

Join us in celebrating this year’s Poetry Chapbook honorees!
This year’s winner is Kimberly Kruge for her manuscript High-Land, Sub-Tropic. Honorable mentions go to David Denny and Basma Kavanaugh. Kruge, Denny, and Kavanaugh will read from their works.

Suggested admission: $10/$5 members. Guests receive a free letterpress broadside.*

A reception will follow.

As the winning selection, High-Land, Sub-Tropic is published as a limited-edition, letterpress-printed, and hand-bound chapbook created by artist Ed Rayher of Swamp Press. Limited-edition, letterpress-printed, and hand-bound chapbooks of the work of Guest Curator Juan Felipe Herrera—designed and printed by artist Amber McMillan—are published by the Center. Honorable mention manuscripts are printed as letterpress broadsides by Center artists.

*Additional signed chapbooks and broadsides will be available for purchase at the reading.


Kimberly Kruge is a poet and translator who lives and works in Guadalajara. Her poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Copper Nickel, The Massachusetts Review, Poetry Northwest, The Missouri Review and others. Her translations can be found in Precog Mag, Riot of Perfume and Luvina. She is the founder of the Comala Haven for Writers, a workshop and retreat for women in Mexico.

David Denny‘s new collection, Some Divine Commotion, is forthcoming from Shanti Arts Books this fall. Previous titles include Man Overboard, Fool in the Attic, and the short story collection, The Gill Man in Purgatory. His story, “Sometimes Only the Sad Songs Will Do,” will appear as Story of the Week on October 30 at Narrative magazine. His web site:

Basma Kavanaugh is a Nova Scotia poet, visual artist, and letterpress printer. She produces artist’s books under the imprint Rabbit Square Books. She has published two collections of poetry, Distillo (Gaspereau, 2012), and Niche (Frontenac, 2015), which won the 2016 Lansdowne Prize for Poetry.

Drea Cofield
& Ping Zheng 

Summer 2017
June 29—July 29

Nancy Margolis Gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition, Summer 2017 is to open with watercolor works on paper by Drea Cofield, and oil stick paintings by Ping Zheng, on Thursday, June 29, 2017, 6pm to 8pm. Both artists, new to the gallery, make strikingly dissimilar works on paper, yet share a commonality of connection, a powerful emotional inner core reflected in the work's color, mark, iconography and composition.

Dead Name

Queer Punk Night! The Shirtlifters & Deadname
7:00 ~ Deadname !! 8:00 ~ The Shirtlifters !!

Noise Workshop
389 Melrose Street, Brooklyn, New York 11237

Your modest $5 donation goes directly to the musicians ~
though none will be turned away for lack of funds.

Joseph Cuillier

The Altar: Rituals of Healing in the African Diaspora
Curated by Present Futuresat Gnarly Vines 

359 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Opening Reception: February 4, 5-8PM

Randi Shandroski 
& Lactic

November 26—December 10
12-8pm everyday at Rockwall Studios, 1080 Wyckoff Ave

VOX Bizarre is a new store and workshop collaboratively created by four independent design labels Casey Caldwell, Claire Fleury, LACTIC Incorporated, and TILLYandWILLIAM. As designers we are each focused on creating pieces that are inclusive for all bodies and gender expressions. As small batch manufacturers we are dedicated to creating a sustainable alternative to fast fashion companies and building closer relationships with customers. As a collective we are concerned with creating a community space where people can come together to share information and ideas. VOX Bizarre is a space to gather, a place to create, a way to celebrate and adorn the self and foster community. For a full listing of events happening in the space, check out the facebook page.

December 17th, 10 pm
Repurposed Pfizer Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plant
630 Flushing Ave, 5th floor, Brooklyn, NY.

Re: Art Show is an ever-evolving group exhibition located at 630 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, on the 5th Floor. Housed within the spaces of the former Pfizer pharmaceutical factory, Re: Art Show introduces a new structure to the exhibition format, with no set duration, multiple openings, and a dynamic environment.

The show intends to redefine what an exhibition is and how it functions. It aims to meet ever-expanding ideas with an ever-expanding exhibition, thereby creating an amoebic hive of creativity, collaboration, and experimentation that travels with each included artist through a duration of their creative practice.

To learn more about Re: Art Show, visit the website

LACTIC will be offering a 50% discount code for the Stacked and Cropped Hoodies to those who make a donation of two or more qualifying hoodies. All donations will be used to create custom Stacked Hoodies which will be donated to organization(s) providing clothing for homeless LGBTQ people this winter season. Here

Florencia Escudero
& Dalia Amara 

October 22—November 12, 2016
Opening reception: October 22, 7-10 pm

Selena Gallery
37 Troutman St. #3 Brooklyn, NY 11206

Selena Gallery presents Skin Dips, an exhibition featuring work by Dalia Amara and Florencia Escudero.Skin Dips brings work together by two Brooklyn based artists exploring female phantoms, absence, and anthropomorphism. Amara and Escudero transmit a feminine Lynchian vista utilizing photograph and sculpture. Through anthropomorphism, objects and spaces create fantasies referencing the human body. These works emit female beauty terror, the body scrutinized and objectified, which is transmitted into domestic space. The materials used in these creations range from makeup, fake flowers, and sex toys: objects that occupy a place between disgust and desire, banality and trauma. The spaces explored inthe making of the works range from personal interior space to obscure motels, creating a converging of close private space public space. The presence of the artist’s hand becomes visible in their works through the performative making and positioning of objects in these space.

Selena is an artist run space co-founded by Anjuli Rathod and Olivia Swider.
Exhibitions are on view for openings and thereafter by appointment only.

Drea Cofield’s Mural
“Rise & Grind” 

Drea Cofield featured in Precog Vol. 2: Techno S

Ideal Glass
Opening Reception: Sept 16, 6:30—10 pm
22 E. 2nd St, New York, NY 10003

Join us this Friday September 16th for the opening of our new mural “Rise and Grind”, by Drea Cofield. The New York based artist conceived the mural to address notions of intimacy, and more particularly the idea of scaling up works initially conceived as expressive yet confidential experiences. With this piece her intention is to shift towards a more composed, graphic, and physically immersive encounter for the viewer. “Rise and Grind” is both a private confrontation and a larger visceral exploration for passersby. “It’s bacchanalian and violent and altogether human.”

Cofield’s work involves figures interacting– or pointedly not interacting–in other worldly landscapes. Bodies are sleeping or dead, facial expressions and gestures are enacted incongruously with violence and spectacle. Cofield explores the challenging language of allegory to see, experience and feel.

Lactic Incorporated

Randi Shandroski featured in Precog Vol.1

Sept. 15 LACTIC Incorporated Pop Up & Casting
@Lantern Hall and @Fileßend

LACTIC Incorporated takes the detritus of corporate life and reinterprets it into one-of-a-kind structural garments that challenge the polarization of gender and critique existing power structures Hand crafted in the USA out of recycled advertising banners.