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On the Road, 2014

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CHICAGO: GO SEE DANIEL SHEA’S A PRAIRIE, OPENING AT ANDREW RAFACZ, SATURDAY 4/5, 4-7pm

Native Son by Joe Leavenworth | Strant

Shaun wrote some nice words on Native Son. 

mossless:


MOSSLESS: Joe, I wanted to ask about about your series Native Son. Are the pictures of your hometown?
Joe Leavenworth: The work stems out of my relationship [to the town] which is kind of abstract and rather ambiguous to me. I was born in Decatur, Georgia, in ‘85, adopted at birth and raised in Connecticut. I began thinking a lot more about that, getting older and thinking about my biological mother and father. I’ve always been aware of it and my [adoptive] parents were very supportive. There had been this letter that my biological mother had written me, that I knew about but was never really ready or prepared to read. It was daunting. I don’t know, I knew it would open up something, and I didn’t know what that would be. I ended up reading that, and that kind of propelled me into beginning this relationship with traveling to Decatur and spending time traveling throughout Georgia where [my mother] had grown up and spent a good part of her adolescence and ultimately where I was born and left rather quickly. 

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mossless:

MOSSLESS: Joe, I wanted to ask about about your series Native Son. Are the pictures of your hometown?

Joe Leavenworth: The work stems out of my relationship [to the town] which is kind of abstract and rather ambiguous to me. I was born in Decatur, Georgia, in ‘85, adopted at birth and raised in Connecticut. I began thinking a lot more about that, getting older and thinking about my biological mother and father. I’ve always been aware of it and my [adoptive] parents were very supportive. There had been this letter that my biological mother had written me, that I knew about but was never really ready or prepared to read. It was daunting. I don’t know, I knew it would open up something, and I didn’t know what that would be. I ended up reading that, and that kind of propelled me into beginning this relationship with traveling to Decatur and spending time traveling throughout Georgia where [my mother] had grown up and spent a good part of her adolescence and ultimately where I was born and left rather quickly. 

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Timothy Briner photo of Christian and I in Cleveland last weekend.
Be sure to check out Christian’s Redheaded Peckerwood at the Transformer Station in Cleveland, OH. Up through June 14.
And be sure to keep your eyes on the Transformer Station: they are up to great things!

Timothy Briner photo of Christian and I in Cleveland last weekend.

Be sure to check out Christian’s Redheaded Peckerwood at the Transformer Station in Cleveland, OH. Up through June 14.

And be sure to keep your eyes on the Transformer Station: they are up to great things!

Mom’s Attic, 2014

Mom’s Attic, 2014

A, 2014 (contact scan)

A, 2014 (contact scan)

Mattress, 2014 (contact scan)

Mattress, 2014 (contact scan)

vuucollective:

PRE-ORDER FOR NATIVE SON 2ND PRINTING OPENS 4/1 @ MIDNIGHT
Order here!
Native SonJoe Leavenworth
76 pages8.5x11”Hand stitchedLetter pressed coverEdition of 751st Printing - January 2014 2nd Printing - May 2014
Published by VUU

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vuucollective:

PRE-ORDER FOR NATIVE SON 2ND PRINTING OPENS 4/1 @ MIDNIGHT

Order here!

Native Son
Joe Leavenworth

76 pages
8.5x11”
Hand stitched
Letter pressed cover
Edition of 75

1st Printing - January 2014 
2nd Printing - May 2014

Published by VUU

!!!

Slippery Rock, 2014

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