Saturday, September 22, 7pm
Join us for wine and conversation to launch Proteotypes’ new publication, Cryptozoo. In this handsome feuilleton twelve writers have undertaken to respond to twelve images from Erik Schurink’s “Cryptozoo” portfolio. With his mind on paradise, theme of a Proteus Gowanus show he was co-curating, he started to notice animals coming out of hiding as if summoned. They emerged from sidewalks, walls, and streets, from bits of industrial scrap, from wire window-grates, from rust stains and scuffings in dust, and posed briefly for his camera.
When Proteotypes editor Tom LaFarge saw them, he knew these animals wanted to inhabit a book, so they invited writers to answer one particular image, chosen for them by lot. Come to the reception to view the charming results and stay for a glass of wine or two.