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We Need Your Support.

Over the past 10 years Insert Blanc has done quite a lot and more, but we've only done one fundraising campaign before at our 5 year anniversary celebration. In the past decade we have grown well beyond a typical literary or arts press and branched out in a number of new and exciting directions. Now, we need your help to do it even better going forward.

Kickstart it Up!


Written by Mathew Timmons — July 01, 2015



Film Screening Series 
Curated by Jason Golday
Presented by Insert Blanc Press General Projects
Saturday, June 20th at 10pm
2806 1/2 Lincoln Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90031 (backhouse)

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The Gates of Hell, aka City of the Living Dead directed by Lucio Fulci
"Paura nella città dei morti viventi" (original title)
1980 (released in US 1983), 93 mins. 


The screening will be preceded by a short presentation from Jason Golday about the film and the director and his vision for this series. The film will begin at the latest by 11pm and we will be listening to the score of the film beforehand.


Bring pillows, blankets, possibly a chair, snacks, drinks, smokes etc., tho we will also have some of these things on hand.


You can read aboutdirector Lucio Fulci at Senses of Cinema and the film City of the Living Dead at Mondo Digital.


Image credit (above): Satan, by William Blake (1757-1827), after a deisgn by Henry Fuseli, Etching and engraving. 


Written by Mathew Timmons — June 15, 2015


John Zane Zappas
Saturday, February 7 - Sunday, April 5, 2015
Opening Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 4pm to 8pm

Outside Gallery
Insert Blanc Press General Projects
2806 1/2 Lincoln Park Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90031

Please join us for the inaugural opening of Outside Gallery with an exhibition of new work by John Zane Zappas. Outside Gallery, a project of Insert Blanc Press General Projects is curated by Chris Niemi & Mathew Timmons and seeks to create a new exhibition platform, literally outside in the side/front yard of our house in Lincoln Heights. Exploring the differences between institutional sculpture gardens and the kind of aesthetic space many people have access to in their own front yard, Outside Gallery provides a new space for contemporary art.

N U S T A C H U S by John Zane Zappas 
features new site-sensitive sculptures and drawings on aluminum. Zappas’ objects shift one’s focus from what an element represents to how it operates. Relying on the materiality of recognizable objects while resisting their utility, objects become values, fetishes, idols… The work is not about resolution, but resides in a space where there is nothing to decode—an empty stage for fleeting moments of being. Zappas firmly believes that knowledge can be revealed through the act of making and he works to move from the familiar to the ambiguous with a dizzying lack of distinction between humor and solemnity.


John Zane Zappas (b. Torrance, 1985) received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2012. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at Primetime and Good Weather. In 2012 he participated in residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. He lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.


Oil stick on aluminium.
18" x 12"
(also see John Zane Zappas drawing edition from Insert Blanc)



Flower 2015
Masticated Flaming Hot Cheetos, Elmer's Glue, armature, and carved particle board plinth.
71" x 20" x 24"


Carved and torched palm wood.
47" x 10" x 10"

Wide Throne
Concrete, wood, and metal mesh.
89" x 102"" x 30"



Installation Images

Written by Mathew Timmons — January 26, 2015

Insert Blanc Press General Projects Launch Fall 2014

Insert Blanc Press General Projects Launch Fall 2014

Commonwealth & Council
3006 W 7th St #220 Los Angeles CA 90005 
213 703 9077
Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 7:30pm


Insert Blanc Press would like to graciously invite you to our General Projects Launch for Fall 2014 to celebrate new books, print and film projects from Insert Blanc Press including:

Here Versus Elsewhere by Allison Carter
poetry, paperback, 80 pages

For God by Todd Collins
hardbound, prose, 90 pages

Dispersal Order (Dazzler) by Jason Kunke
22” x 14” Inkjet Print print edition of 30

Fright Catalog (the movie)
by Joseph Mosconi & Insert Blanc Press 10 minutes


Please join us to celebrate Insert Blanc Press General Projects Launch Fall 2014 with readings from Allison Carter and Todd Collins, an artwork by Jason Kunke and the World Premiere screening of Fright Catalog (the movie). Reception to begin at 8pm; readings, performances and screenings to begin at 9pm.



“Allison Carter’s narratives are virtuostic in craft and scope. Her quiet, simple lines betray a pressure and seem to boil at times. There is universal truth: ‘And then the zeitgeist we/became strictly inseparable/or so I thought.’ There is also great humor and precision, ‘But babies come from many places/and they are easy to grab at/through the rattling branches.’ Her poetry is an all-around pleasure to read, and it stays with me, like a consoling friend.”—Noelle Kocot


"Todd Collins is a stone-original among wannabes, with a sacred-profane vision fractured like a stained-glass window or vandalized mirror. This is brilliant neo-noir fiction searching for a shadow that’s worthy of it."—Steve Erickson (author of These Dreams of You and Zeroville, Europa Editions)


Dispersal Order (Dazzler) by Jason Kunke is a photograph of a mimeograph stencil. The stencil is of an image taken from a riot control manual, and is photographed lit only with a quasi-legal, 100mW, 532nm, green laser. Lasers like these are used by law enforcement for non-lethal crowd control and order management, disorienting or temporarily blinding unruly mobs. Here, the laser is used as an artistic medium, illuminating and documenting an order to disperse.


"Fright Catalog by Joseph Mosconi is realism, and we’re fucked. ... The funny (and I mean Beckett “funny”) thing about Fright Catalog is that most of it is everyday circumstance in the key of the histrionic: “Wonder that on/my rotten cabin/ponders a baptism/in the warm piss/of slaughtered children.” Welcome to our state of permanent war. What’s actually scary about most metal is that it’s a bunch of pissed off white guys with bloodlust. And that, truly, should scare the shit out of anyone."—Kim Calder, The Volta

Written by Mathew Timmons — October 29, 2014

Open Press

Open Press 2014

October 11th & 12th each day from 12-3 & 4-7pm
RSVP for addresses


Open Press is a medium to extend the work of the writer, editor, and curator, to instigate new channels of reciprocity among those interested and engaged in what might constitute the literary at any given time. Over the course of two days, Open Press 2014 will feature roundtables, readings, panels, performances, a moveable book fair, and more in four “at home” locations across the Los Angeles area.

The idea of Open Press is to host a series of events (roundtables, readings, panels, performances, a moveable book fair, and more) on-site at each of our homes or headquarters. The co-curators (eohippus labs, Insert Blanc Press, Les Figues Press and the Poetic Research Bureau) have invited one or more literary projects they admire to participate in these panels, readings, etc.

We wish to transform our homes (or headquarters) into temporary public sites where literary practices can be discussed and engaged.  In other words, Open Press will be a kind of literary moveable feast, in which we travel to four different sites over the course of two days in Los Angeles, CA.


hosts: Les Figues Press, The Poetic Research Bureau, eohippus labs & Insert Blanc Press

guest presses and projects: Counterpath Press, Ricochet Editions, Writ Large Press, The Song Cave, ypolita press, Entropy, Copilot Press, Anomalous Press, Gauss PDF and Phoneme Media

people: Tim Roberts, Diana Arterian, Chiwan Choi, Teresa Carmody, Andrea Quaid, Andrew Maxwell, Joseph Mosconi, Ara Shirinyan, Todd Colby, Jane Gregory, Graham Foust, Amanda Ackerman, Carrie Hunter, Janice Lee, Stephanie Sauer, Erica Mena, Harold Abramowitz, Mathew Timmons, J. Gordon Faylor, David Shook, Andrew Choate, Jay Erker, William Moor, Feliz Lucia Molina, Emily Hunt & Jen Lagendrost


Les Figues, Counterpath, Ricochet & Writ Large Press
Saturday, October 11 from 12 - 3 p.m.
Tim Roberts, Diana Arterian, Chiwan Choi, Teresa Carmody & Andrea Quaid

Les Figues Press will be joined by Counterpath Press (Tim Roberts), Ricochet Editions (Diana Arterian), and Writ Large Press (Chiwan Choi) in a roundtable discussion to ask: What does it mean to make books and curate literary experiences as an artist-run press? Together we will talk about philosophies, practices and materials; or, How can a book be a screen, wall or room of constellating bodies collecting pages into a spiral-bound whole?

Les Figues Press is a nonprofit literary organization and publisher. Based in Los Angeles, our mission is to create aesthetic conversations between readers, writers, and artists by publishing 5-7 books a year and curating and hosting literary events. We favor projects that push the boundaries of genre, form, and general acceptability and are aware of themselves as a textual body within a history and culture marked by constructs of gender, race, class, and sexuality. We embrace a feminist criticality and editorial vision.

Counterpath is a nonprofit publisher, gallery and event space, and bookstore. The press was founded in 2006 and has published nearly 50 titles to date. The gallery and event space—opened in late 2010 in downtown Denver, Colorado—has hosted over 100 exhibitions and events. The bookstore carries titles from small and independent presses. We are interested in linguistic and visual interventions in contemporary global culture and strive to encompass new conceptions of what compelling work can mean.

Ricochet Editions, founded in 2012, is an imprint of Gold Line Press. Our mission is to publish innovative, trans-genre, and/or genre-less works that have a hard time finding homes in journals, competitions, and with other publishers. We publish 2 to 3 titles a year, ranging from small chapbooks to full-length books. We read submissions and bandy words about the manuscript(s) we hope to bring to print, fully devoted to engaging in an extended author-editor dialogue and working with authors on their manuscripts.

Writ Large Press is a downtown LA based small press. Founded in 2007 to publish overlooked Los Angeles writers, WLP continues to experiment with the idea of publishing and explore the role of the book in society with DTLAB, a pop-up bookstore and performance space project, PUBLISH!, a continuing underground publishing project, and Grand Park Downtown BookFest, a festival for LA writers and publishers.


The Poetic Research Bureau & Song Cave
Saturday, October 11 from 4 - 7 p.m.
Todd Colby, Jane Gregory & Graham Foust 

The Poetic Research Bureau hosts The Song Cave, which began as a chapbook press with a very personal editorial sensibility (largely the work of two people, Ben Estes and Alan Felsenthal), and has recently begun publishing perfect-bound books of poetry, translations and essays in handsome editions with a formidable house style. The PRB finds The Song Cave a sympathetic enterprise due to its sustained commitment to small format literature like pamphlets/chapbooks, and for making its archive freely accessible in digital form as online PDFs. The three readers at this eventTodd Colby, Jane Gregory and Graham Foustare recently published by The Song Cave.

In the editors’ own words, “The Song Cave is dedicated to recovering a lost sensibility and creating a new one by publishing books of poetry, translations, art criticism, and making art prints and other related materials.”

The Poetic Research Bureau is a valise fiction and portable literary service in Northeast Los Angeles. As an out-of-pocket California milk-crate boosterist enterprise, it serves as the irregular literary umbrella for projects such as Ara Shirinyan’s house of concept & constraint, Make Now Press; occasional poetry journal The Germ (‘97-’05), edited by Andrew Maxwell and Macgregor Card; and art-lit mag Area Sneaks, edited by Rita Gonzalez and Joseph Mosconi.

As a research bloc, the PRB attempts to cultivate composition, publication and distribution strategies that enlarge the public domain. It favors appropriations, impersonations, ‘compost’ poetries, belated conversations, unprintable jokes and doodles, ‘unoriginal’ literature, historical thefts and pastiche. The publication emphasis is on ephemeral works, short-run magazines and folios, short-lived reprints and excerpts in print-on-demand formats, and the occasional literary fetish objects of stupidly incomparable price and value.

The Bureau also hosts a reading series at 951 Chung King Rd in Chinatown, and invites writers whose work lacks the ‘commercial tendency’ while harboring the bright, high-minded intentions that often lead to broad panic, righteous perversions, improbable arguments, and the ill-served cul-de-sacs of genius. The series is programmed by the aforementioned Messrs Maxwell, Mosconi and Shirinyan. If you’re sympatico, passing through town, or need a megaphone, 50 seats and a big blank space, give us a write.


eohippus labs, ypolita, Entropy, Copilot & Anomalous Press
Sunday, October 12 from 12 - 3 p.m. 
Amanda Ackerman, Carrie Hunter, Janice Lee,
Stephanie Sauer, Erica Mena & Harold Abramowitz

eohippus labs will be joined by ypolita press, Entropy, Copilot Press, and Anomalous Press for a panel: We are starting from the premise that our bodies’ sensory capacities have been compromised. For example, our ability to smell or taste has been weakened or coerced. Visual culture is primary at the expense of other sensory engagements. Bodies are continuously manipulated in their many forms of labor. Therefore, we introduce our panel discussion with a set of questions around a central question/concern: How do various literary practices—reading, writing, editing—navigate a body whose sensory capacity has been compromised?

eohippus labs is a Los Angeles based micro literary project co-edited by Harold Abramowitz and Amanda Ackerman that publishes innovative writing in a variety of forms.

ypolita press is a lowercased chapbook press, started in 2006 and edited by Carrie Hunter, which has a growing library of nearly 20 chapbooks. Though not exclusively female, ypolita press is a feminist press which seeks to publish that which runs towards the experimental, the lyrical, the anti-lyrical, sometimes the avant-garde, sometimes conceptual, sometimes purely emotive, sometimes straightforward.

Entropy is a new website, co-edited by Janice Lee, featuring literary and related non-literary content that seeks to engage with the literary community, that becomes its own community, and creates a space for literary and non-literary ideas. Entropy covers diverse topics such as experimental literature, video games, graphic novels, science fiction, film, art, translation, the poetics of spaces, small press practices, and more.

Copilot Press is publishing as an arts practice co-directed by book artist Stephanie Sauer. Each book is a collaboration between author, content and designer, resulting in one-of-a-kind structures built to pour out onto your palms as you handle, read, interact. Continuing in various traditions of independent publishing, we produce largely hand-bound works that speak in dialogue with rooted and transitory voices across the globe, and play with distribution methods that vary according to each piece.

Anomalous has its sights set on publishing literary text, advancing audio forms and creation, and supporting all sorts of alternative realities of the near future. The online publication is available in both visual and audio forms on various platforms. In March of 2013, Anomalous launched its first round of print chapbooks.


Insert Blanc Press, Gauss PDF & Phoneme Media
Sunday, October 12 from 4 - 7 p.m.
Andrew Choate, Jay Erker, William Moor, J. Gordon Faylor,
Feliz Lucia Molina, David Shook, Emily Hunt & Jen Lagendrost

Insert Blanc Press presents a performance across multiple media and languages with J. Gordon Faylor of Gauss PDF and David Shook of Phoneme Media. Sharing a vision of the arts as inextricably linked; Insert Blanc, Gauss PDF and Phoneme Media foster creative practices that tend to cross language barriers and drift across lines of digital and print media as well as across mediums from film to printmaking, and writing to painting, photography and etc. These three presses have brought together a diverse collection of artists and writers over the years and for Open Press will present the work of Andrew Choate, Jay Erker, William Moor, Feliz Lucia Molina, Emily Hunt and Jen Lagendrost. The performance at Insert Blanc HQ will include writers, translators, and visual artists that often come to their work through attempts to swim in the gooey center while lingering at the edge of various margins.

Insert Blanc Press produces innovative art & literature in Los Angeles, CA. Founded in October 2005, Insert Blanc Press produces over twelve individual projects a year across various media. Publishing large format hardbound artist monographs, photography and print editions, hardbound and perfectbound books of contemporary literature, handmade chapbooks, magazines, ebooks, audiobooks, digital albums, and video projects. Insert Blanc Press also recently started The People, a podcast featuring the voices and ideas of The People that make up the cultural landscape of Los Angeles, the west coast, and beyond. Insert Blanc endeavors to create dynamic conversations among the artistic disciplines and to support emerging artists and writers in the interest of contemporary arts and letters.

Founded in 2010, Gauss PDF is a publisher of digital and print works. Its releases include ZIP files, PDFs, Word documents, mp3s, JPEGs, print-on-demand books, and videos, among other media. Transdisciplinary in spirit, Gauss PDF aims to foster cross-genre feedback through an open and expanding network of artists and non-artists from around the world.

Phoneme Media is a publishing and film production house committed to discovering international writers, translators and artists, and connecting them to new audiences around the world through translation.

Written by Mathew Timmons — August 27, 2014

Insert Blanc Press General Projects Presents

Insert Blanc Press General Projects Presents


Kim Calder

David Hadbawnik

Morani Kornberg-Weiss

Michael Smoler


Friday, September 19th at 730pm

2806 ½ Lincoln Park Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90031

(image collages by Michael Smoler)


Inert Blanc Press General Projects invites you to a reading with a diverse group of writers both from Los Angeles and from afar. Michael Smoler, author of Parrot 16 Pieces of Water and Kim Calder from The People episodes 15 & 10, produced by Insert Blanc Press, will be joined by Morani Kornberg-Weiss who grew up in So-Cal and currently lives in Los Angeles after being far afield, and David Hadbawnik who is in Los Angeles to study at the Huntington Library and who runs the very interesting projects Habenicht Press and the journal kadar koli.


We hope you’ll join us at 7:30 pm on Friday September 19th in Lincoln Heights to meet the readers. Insert Blanc will have books for sale and some of the readers will have books for sale as well. The readings will begin after 8pm. Insert Blanc Press will provide some drinks and light snacks and highly encourages you to bring whatever you might like to drink and snack on and possibly to share with others.



Kim Calder lives in Los Angeles, where she studies contemporary literature and critical theory at the University of California, Los Angeles. She holds an M.F.A. in poetry from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her work has most recently appeared in Unsaid Literary Journal, Jacket2, and The Volta.


David Hadbawnik is a poet living in Buffalo, NY. Part one of his translation of the Aeneid was published in 2013 (Little Red Leaves); part two is forthcoming in 2014. In 2012, he edited Thomas Meyer’s Beowulf (Punctum Books), and in 2011 he edited (with Sean Reynolds) selections from Jack Spicer’s Beowulf for CUNY’s Lost and Found Document Series. Other publications include Field Work (BlazeVOX, 2011), Translations From Creeley (Sardines, 2008), Ovid in Exile (Interbirth, 2007), and SF Spleen (Skanky Possum, 2006). He is the editor and publisher of Habenicht Press and the journal kadar koli, and a co-editor of eth press.


Morani Kornberg-Weiss is an Israeli/American poet and translator who currently lives in Los Angeles. She is completing her Ph.D. in literature at SUNY Buffalo's Poetics Program. Both her scholarly and creative endeavors focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She recently published her debut poetry collection, Dear Darwish, a series of letters and poems addressed to the late Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. 


Michael Smoler is 41 years old. He has been a poet for the last 18 years: living in Los Angeles the past 9 years. He is what can be termed a "Naropa poet"—and is currently an associate director at Blum & Poe. His most recent publication is Parrot 16 Pieces of Water, published in 2013 by Insert Blanc Press through the Parrot series.

Written by Mathew Timmons — August 26, 2014

Book Launch Party! Ruin Upon Ruin

Book Launch Party! Ruin Upon Ruin

Saturday, August 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Insert Blanc HQ

2806 1/2 Lincoln Park Ave., L.A., CA 90031

Please join Ben White and Insert Blanc Press for a Book Launch Party to celebrate the release of Ruin Upon Ruin by Ben White

Featuring 30 paintings along with numerous details and images from White’s sketchbook, Ruin Upon Ruin by Ben White is a large format, full color, hardbound edition with essays by Doug Harvey and John Hogan.

The evening will include Ben White's performance piece, Take Away Their Victory featuring Mathew Timmons, Vanessa PlaceKim Calder, and Andrew Choate; and an opportunity to ostracize a member of the Los Angeles Art polis.

There will be ample grilled food stuffs and drinkable drinks as well as an opportunity to purchase the book at a special book launch price!

Hope to see you there.


Written by Mathew Timmons — July 18, 2014

Rabble at MPPSfP

Rabble at MPPSfP
(Machine Project Project Space for Projects)
1200-D North Alvarado St, Los Angeles, California 90026

Thursday July 10, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Insert Blanc Press imprint Rabble 
co-edited/curated by Holly Myers & Mathew Timmons 


Join us for the grievously belated but no less ardent, eager, and enthusiastic launch of Rabble, an imprint of Insert Blanc Press dedicated to the publication of innovative critical writing in pamphlet form. We aim to celebrate the writers whose very fine work we’ve published in the last two years, herald those who are slated soon to appear, and generally extoll our ongoing mission of bringing the excitement back into criticism. Rabble is co-edited by Holly Myers and Mathew Timmons. 

The evening will include readings, performances, and other occasions of rabble rousing by Myers, Timmons, Alexandra Grant, Doug Harvey, Steve Roden, and Tyler Stallings

Part of a selection of events curated by Amy Garofano. Blurring the line between performance and exhibition, this series of events uses the Machine Project Project Space for Projects as a container for both actions and the effects of those actions. Each artist in this series will create an event that doubles as an opening. During the event the work will be in flux. The aftermath of the event will remain in the space to operate as a monument, remnant, diary entry, time capsule, or trace. In the days following the event, visitors can experience the aftermath from the storefront window as a kind of forensic tableau.
Find out more at:

Image from a newspaper illustration of Strindberg's reception on his return to Stockholm on 20 October 1884 to face charges of blasphemy arising from a story in the first volume of his collection Getting Married.

Written by Mathew Timmons — June 23, 2014

General Projects: Jay Erker & Guru Rugu

General Projects: Jay Erker & Guru Rugu

Opening Reception November 9, 2013 at 8 p.m.

Soft Closing November 24, 2013 at 7 p.m.

Insert Blanc Press HQ / Chris Niemi Studio

email for location 


Jay Erker's Invitation to Collaborate: Art Work


Guru Rugu's Tractatus


General Projects by appointment only


General Projects: Jay Erker & Guru Rugu


Jay Erker’s Invitation to Collaborate: Art Work was an online project running from June 10 to August 9, 2013 and began from a simple premise: her full-time job took away much of the time that she would rather spend thinking, experiencing, making, and engaging with art and the art community in Los Angeles. Not only that, she was thinking about how the current economy has influenced our art making. Having and sustaining a career in art is near impossible. But we make art anyway, we participate in lectures, attend art shows and performances, we volunteer our time and support our friends. We do this not necessarily because we aspire to make a living with our art but because we enjoy it. It is an imperative.

Jay Erker invited her friends and friends of friends on facebook to participate in a collaboration with her by sending instructions for performances, actions, artworks, etc., for her to perform/execute at work. Jay Erker’s work displayed at General Projects comprises a selection of collaborations she completed with more than 60 artists over a two month period. Invitation to Collaborate: Art Work shows that it is possible for us to create opportunities for ourselves, without having to wait for institutions or galleries to tap us on the shoulder and validate what we do.

We can do it for ourselves.


Guru Rugu's Tractatus is a semi-monthly inspir[r]ational publication series which aims to inspire and motivate seekers and heathens alike via glorious tracts, posters, prayer cards, beach towels, hippy shit and more. Guru Rugu’s Tractatus will be distributed and on display during an exhibition at Insert Press!

Opening Night Event: Convert Your Shirt! (or Tote!)

Dear dears—please join us in a baptism of ink by bringing your boring, old, misguided, naïve, not-naïve-enough, worn out, un- or under-used t-shirts and/or tote-bags and CONVERT them! With the aid of Guru Rugu’s specially trademarked baptismal design, and the screen-shamanic assistance of Maggie Lomeli of Gray Area Print, you can immediately convert these vessels via a fresh, new, inspir[r]ational message from yours truly, printed on-site over the tote or shirt’s original wicked logo, or turned inside-out! In mere seconds, you’ll become a humble Dabblerist apologist who’s unafraid to proclaim your confusion while dériving at Whole Foods, MOCA, the Oinkster, or any other totebag- or t-shirt-providing den-of-sin! Plus, you’ll become a living, walking billboard extension of Guru Rugu’s Tractatus, an inspirational publication series! Oh, and we’ve got two designs to choose from, including one especially for adjunct instructors in need!




Jay Erker co-directs Weekend, an artist-run space, and is a Los Angeles based multimedia artist whose recent work focuses on collaborative actions that draw awareness to the possibilities and potentialities inherent in the ordinary workaday, everyday. Underlining each action is the suggestion of our ability to act autonomously within the imposed confines of social, economic, and political structures. This approach can be seen in her recently completed Facebook project, “Invitation to Collaborate: Art Work”, where she collaborated with over 60 friends and guests to complete artworks and performances while at work, all documented on the Facebook event page. She has exhibited and performed at various non-commercial spaces in Los Angeles, San Francisco, St. Louis, New York.

Guru Rugu is a celebrated best-selling self-published self-helper from Los Angeles who has changed the lives of millions with his simple but effective experimental meditations. He has been helping "turn your desperation into inspiration" since 1955 when he helped co-found the Los Angeles Meditation Ghostwriters Guild Local #012, where he still serves as Chief Meditating Officer (CMO) and Intern Coordinator. In 1971, Guru Rugu helped co-found the experimental meditation center of los angeles—which has no center—with artist Adam Overton. Since 2010, Guru Rugu has worked intimately with Signify, Sanctify, Believe, a cute crew of religious technologists and publishing anarchivists hearkening from Los Angeles. He has worked with many other illustrious experimental healers, artists, and writers, including Veranda Moot and Matador Oven. Guru Rugu currently hosts Guru Rugu's Experimental Meditation Hour on KCHUNG Radio AM1630 every 1st Sunday from 10-11pm and archived at He also provides inspirational tweets daily at Though not formally acknowledged, it is well-known that Guru Rugu was the inspiration behind Matador Oven's provocative and influential tract, A Dabblerist Manifesto.


Gray Area Print represents the printmaking projects of Maggie Lomeli. Maggie is a master printer of Screenprinting, Lithography, and Letterpress. In 2009, she graduated from Tamarind Institute of Lithography in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she learned the art of collaborative fine art printmaking. As a collaborator, she works one-on-one with artists and designers to conceptualize projects utilizing printmaking.

Written by Mathew Timmons — October 24, 2013

General Projects: A Show for You

General Projects: A Show for You 

August 3-18, 2013

Insert Blanc Press HQ / Chris Niemi Studio 


Opening Reception and Performances
Saturday, August 3rd, 2013 at 8pm

Film Screenings and Book Launch Party
Fright Catalog by Joseph Mosconi 
Friday, August 9th, 2013 at 8pm

Closing Reception and Performances
Saturday, August 17th, 2013 at 8pm

Lauren Cherry & Max Springer 
Andrew Choate 
Greg Curtis 
Christian Cummings 
Andrew Durbin 
Amy Garofano 
Alexandra Grant 
Doug Harvey
Katie Herzog 
John Hogan
Janne Larsen 
Jackie Laurita 
Chris Niemi
Steve Roden
Karin Stothart 
Ben White 


Performance Images from the opening and closing parties

plus a video from Fright Catalog Launch party 

Andrew Durbin at the opening August 3, 2013


Andrew Choate at the opening August 3, 2013


Fright Catalog Launch from Mathew Timmons on Vimeo.

Joseph Mosconi reads an excerpt of Fright Catalog at the launch party accompanied by Richard Bott on banjo as part of General Projects: A Show for You at Insert Blanc Press HQ / Chris Niemi Studio. Get your copy of Fright Catalog at



John Hogan at the closing August 17, 2013


John Hogan at the closing August 17, 2013


John Hogan at the closing August 17, 2013


John Hogan at the closing August 17, 2013


John Hogan at the closing August 17, 2013


Christian Cummings at the closing August 17, 2013 


Christian Cummings at the closing August 17, 2013 


Christian Cummings at the closing August 17, 2013 


Christian Cummings at the closing August 17, 2013 


Christian Cummings at the closing August 17, 2013 


Women VS Children (Greg Curtis and Diego J. Garza) at the closing August 17, 2013 


Women VS Children (Greg Curtis and Diego J. Garza) at the closing August 17, 2013 


Women VS Children (Greg Curtis and Diego J. Garza) at the closing August 17, 2013 


Women VS Children (Greg Curtis and Diego J. Garza) at the closing August 17, 2013 


Women VS Children (Greg Curtis and Diego J. Garza) at the closing August 17, 2013 



Installation Images downstairs main gallery

Doug Harvey, Ben White & Andrew Choate right wall entryway (L-R) 


Doug HarveyBen White & Andrew Choate right wall entryway (L-R) 


Doug HarveyBen White & Andrew Choate right wall entryway (L-R) 

Christian Cummings plywood wall, Lauren Cherry & Max Springer floor sculpture


Greg Curtis, Alexandra Grant & Steve Roden main space

Lauren Cherry & Max Springer floor sculpture


Greg CurtisAlexandra Grant & Steve Roden main space

Jackie Laurita plywood wall

Lauren Cherry & Max Springer floor sculpture

Amy Garofano main space


Amy Garofano main space

Amy Garofano main space

Amy Garofano main space

Christian Cummings plywood wall 

Greg Curtis & Alexandra Grant main space

Lauren Cherry & Max Springer floor sculpture



Christian Cummings plywood wall 

Greg CurtisAlexandra Grant & Steve Roden main space

Lauren Cherry & Max Springer floor sculpture


Christian Cummings plywood wall 

Greg CurtisAlexandra Grant & Steve Roden main space

Lauren Cherry & Max Springer floor sculpture


Steve Roden main space

Lauren Cherry & Max Springer floor sculpture

Jackie Laurita plywood wall


Steve Roden main space

Lauren Cherry & Max Springer floor sculpture

Jackie Laurita plywood wall


Greg CurtisAlexandra Grant & Steve Roden main space

Lauren Cherry & Max Springer floor sculpture

Jackie Laurita plywood wall 



Upstairs video room

Karin Stothart still from White Horse


Karin Stothart still from Untitled



Installation Images upstairs gallery and studio

Janne Larsen upstairs gallery


Janne Larsen upstairs gallery


Janne Larsen upstairs gallery


Katie Herzog upstairs gallery


Katie Herzog upstairs gallery


Katie Herzog upstairs gallery



Katie Herzog upstairs gallery


Chris Niemi studio


Chris Niemi studio


Chris Niemi studio


Chris Niemi studio


Chris Niemi studio


Chris Niemi studio


Chris Niemi studio


Chris Niemi studio


Written by Mathew Timmons — August 28, 2013