Press

Interview for TBD about Spray Paint Discharge (Cocks test) and event listing.

12/8/2011

It's after 6 p.m. on a Saturday night at Sticky Fingers bakery in Columbia Heights, and Keli Anaya, a local artist, is telling me about his piece in Project Dispatch's Part and Parcel exhibit, which opens Saturday. So many pieces of art never make it to a gallery, he says. From rough drafts to works that are never sold — these are the pieces that are never seen.

Part and Parcel engages patrons in an exhibit that pairs an artists' substantial work next to their smaller wrapped counterpart. The "part" is the artist's larger work, made possible by subscribers of their smaller works, the "parcel."

The smaller packages, which gallerygoers will have to buy wrapped and unseen, are a way "for artists to create new small works and send out works they've had in their possession," he says. A street and installation artist, Anaya uses art as social commentary. His piece, which features the gay rainbow, is a comment on gay consumerism, he says.

"How gay men, specifically, spend a lot of time and money and effort consuming things to pursue sex," he says. "I've even found myself falling into that."

Article on Huffington Post about the Part and Parcel show put on by Project Dispatch.

12/8/2011

Article on Art Meme about the Part and Pacel show put on by Project Dispatch.

12/6/2011

Wheat Paste Zines available at Pleasant Plains Workshop

11/18/2011

Photo and caption with quote about my work in the But Is It Art Fair.

9/21/2011

"Artist Keli Anaya works on his installation for the show. The work, he says, is a commentary on the intertwining of consumerism and sex in the gay community."

Interview with The Pink Line Project about my involvement with curating Oh Snap! The Vestibule Photograpy Show.

4/16/2011

Interview for the Power Shift Conference

3/28/2011

Campus Progress is unveiling the first Art Fair at Power Shift, the largest national conference training more than 10,000 leaders on how to secure a clean energy future. Artists have a history of addressing social justice issues in their work, and that tradition will continue at the Art Fair, where leaders will learn about environmental injustices. Ryan, a crocheted curtain made of plastic, is one piece being featured at the event. We contacted the artist behind Ryan, Keli Anaya and asked him talk about his art in the context of the environmental justice movement.

Interview for Campus Progress

3/29/2011

Campus Progress is unveiling the first Art Fair at Power Shift, the largest national conference training more than 10,000 leaders on how to secure a clean energy future. Artists have a history of addressing social justice issues in their work, and that tradition will continue at the Art Fair, where leaders will learn about environmental injustices. Ryan, a crocheted curtain made of plastic, is one piece being featured at the event. We contacted the artist behind Ryan, Keli Anaya and asked him talk about his art in the context of the environmental justice movement.