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KNACK is dedicated to showcasing the work of new art-

ists of all mediums and to discussing trends and ideas

within art communities. KNACK’s ultimate aim is to con-

nect and inspire emerging artists. We strive to create a

place for artists, writers, designers, thinkers, and inno-

vators to collaborate and produce a unique, informative,

and unprecedented web-based magazine each month.

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Will Smith Co-Founder, Photo Editor Andrea Vaca Co-Founder, Art Director, Production Manager, Cover Photography Ariana Lombardi Executive Editor Jonathon Duarte Creative Director, Design KNACK ARTMAGA ZINE.COM K N ACK M AGA ZINE1@ GM A IL .C OM

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ISSUE TH R EE Artist Biographies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-10 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jesse Hunt Matt Panfil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alexander King Zach Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 39 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Valerie Rangel Quick Looks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Featured Editorial: Blurp Treemotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 56-59 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Submission Info

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JESSE HUNT

Jesse Hunt is from Evanston, Illinois and attended Santa Fe University of Art and Design. Contact: hotdoghunt@gmail.com

MATT PANFIL

Matt Panfil is a filmmaker, poet, painter and multimedia artist from Indianapolis. Contact: www.mattpanfil.com, youtube, PanMan227, e-mail, panman227@gmail.com

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ALEXANDER KING

Alexander King is a scientist and pioneer of the sustainable development movement. He co-founded the Club of Rome in 1968 with the Italian industrialist Aurelio Peccei. Alexander King, born Alexander Koenig in Vienna, was a best-selling humorist, memoirist and media personality of the early television era. King is currently a coach at ASM Clermont Auvergne.

ZACH ANDERSON

Zach Anderson attended College of Santa Fe in Santa Fe, NM, and Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. He has worked at Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal, and Outside Magazine, with photographers Brent Humphreys, Matthew Mahon, and Peter Yang. Contact: www.zachandersonphoto.com

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VALERIE RANGEL

Valerie Rangel teaches Earth Science at the Santa Fe University of Art & Design. Facebook artist page: http://www.facebook.com/messages/1327557618#!/pages/ Chosh-Lichii-Designs/103377259706469?fref=ts

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JESSE HUNT ST U DIO A RT

At some point, I do not know when, I came to recognize a thing called beauty. As I grew, learned more, was exposed to more, beauty became more and more. Seeing it all about me made by others or forces compelled me to make my own, as if an audience applauded all around and moved me to join. Attempts began to make some of my own through imitation, emulation, instinct, and accident. (And maybe channeling, for those of you who believe in that sort of thing.) This particular series of paintings employs a similar technique throughout with brush and various materials acting as squeegee. ...

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City Acrylic on Canvas 10”x10”

Untitled Acrylic, Ink, Crayon on Metal 20”x16”

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Untitled Acrylic on Canvas 20”x16”

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Untitled Acrylic on Canvas 16”x20”

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Post Acrylic on Canvas 20”x16” Envelope Acrylic on Canvas 16”x20”

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MATT PANFIL ST U DIO A RT

I’m in love with anything that’s creatively stimulating and engages the senses. My central passion is making experimental films, due to their raw expressive power and the potential infusment of archetypal and abstract imagery, through which I seek to visually transport the viewer to what Aldous Huxley called “the mind’s antipodes”: subconscious realms of primordial bliss or unaffected emotion. I love painting as well, and experimental film allows me to paint cinematically, and by doing so illicit, hopefully, a primal, socially untainted awareness connection with the viewer. My poetry is heavily inspired by those of Beat poets of the 60s (especially Allen Ginsberg) as well as magical realists like Pablo Neruda and Anais Nin. I believe fervently that art should serve as a mirror upheld to society’s face— ugly scars and all. ...

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ALEXANDER KING C R E AT I V E W R I T I N G

A. King is not the name of a person. It is the title of many artists. The name, Alexander King, I’m sure, once belonged to one person. Now it is public domain. A. King is a symbol of the collective consciousness. It is a room where artists can experiment outside of themselves. A. King is the worst an artist can produce and the best they can be. A. King is a wild ranting sermon with no preacher. It is a painting, created with ten thousand brushes. A. King is a charged locomotive with no destination. It is the idea that, when we shed our identities and are thus free of expectation, persecution, and responsibility, we all become‌ ...

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J.R. Jefferson Rex has no children and hates the name Jeff. Jeff is the name of a man who is bald and builds furniture out of recycled wood for retired old women. Jefferson Rex is not bald. Mr. Rex has no children because he believes in longevity without reproduction. He is 36. He considers himself a powerful vegan. One that only eats meat that he himself has slaughtered, skinned, and gutted. He does not think of the past. On April 16th 2012, Jefferson Rex forgot about his parents. When asked about this his response is… “We are people making people.” Jefferson is not Jeff. Mr. Rex’s occupation is to stand over things and look down at them. This is how he makes his income. Painters and Filmmakers love him. The great American poet, Alexander King, recounts, “When Jefferson stands in a room it is like standing on top of a moving train. When the man looks down it is as if you’ve been teleported to a gallery.” Jefferson Rex has no regrets and no worries. Except for dinner, which he has never learned to cook. Mr. Rex is not married and loves all the men and women he meets with all his heart. The man is vulnerable and invisible. He will live forever and die. When he chooses. 28


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AGAIN

Pick your Poison Pick your Plight Pick your People Pick your Might Pick your Places Pick your Plans Pick your Precious

Mulligan’s!

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BOY As a boy I dreamt... “There he is, the symbol of a generation” “Please welcome the greatest living american poet...” “And the Pulitzer Prize goes to...” “The people want to know…” “Tell us your secret.” “Did you ever forgive your father?” “Can I have your autograph!?” “My favorite poem is...” “What’s your name?” “Dad, what does cretin mean?” So quickly dreams become Nightmares. Sometimes Sometimes I wonder. What will be of me? When the me I am meant to be Kills the me I love. Sometimes I feel nothing is Everything. And everything is King. and King. IS

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GREATNESS

A cigarette An epiphany Telling Her “It must be... Effective.”

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ZACH ANDERSON PHOTOGR APHY

I grew up on the road assisting my father, Andy Anderson. Learning the craft by watching his father in the background. From a young age I visualized making films and taking images. This got him in trouble at school, too much daydreaming he was always told. He answered this problem, with another problem for his superiors— skipping school and blaring post rock in his car. Playing the films and images in his head. Staying out late at night, going to shows and taking pictures. This was the start. He became involved in the Boise music scene. Meeting interesting people, talented musicians and photographing them. Integrating landscapes with people is when his style began to manifest. His images are highly stylized because of his influences from fashion, rock photography, and Tarantino films. Like a white-hot juggernaut he began to chase his vision without letting anyone stop him. ...

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VALERIE RANGEL ST U DIO A RT

Valerie’s papercuts are silhouette style creations, cut from black paper (some include hand sewn beading), and/or are 3-D paper sculptures. These hand crafted window works of art are slivers of the artists’ perception of life, shaded by a socio-cultural worldview; they are a reflection of what has been learned and experienced, dreams, and prayers. When hung in a south facing window, each papercut encased in a clear float frame, allows light to shine through casting shadows and playing with the imagery throughout the day and year thereby creating a living piece of art. Not only do these windows allow others to see through the lens of the artist, into the physical work and the space beyond, they afford an opportunity to see aspects of the artist herself. ...

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Ode to Poe Papercut, 2012

Uncle Fester Papercut, 2011

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Homage to Robert Blackgoat Papercut, 2012

Carpe Diem Papercut, 2011

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QUICK LOOKS MATT PANFIL

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PATRICK BARROW

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PRETT Y PL ASTIC PL ANET A drop of rain falls in a Seamless plastic ocean Spinning gyre Endless motion Coaly shores drench Lead black beaches Blowing firm a steady sulfur wind that reaches Ashen mountains shaved and skinned and blown apart, beneath which Sifting murky carcass oil rigs like bloated leeches Forests thinned, cropped and skimmed Coral wrapped in shrouds of ancient fishing nets Cliffs stained black with years of ash Jet black against yellow chemical sunsets Acid rain, cold poison surely will sustain this Toxic soundless beauty Pretty, plastic planet

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The Shapes of Wrath, 36” x 31” India ink and colored pencil on paper, 8/26/12

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PATRICK BARROW

Patrick Barrow is a lifelong artist, writer, and musician of 24 years from South Dartmouth, Massachusetts. He currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he recently graduated from Santa Fe University of Art and Design with a B.A. in Contemporary Music. His visual art includes drawing, painting, and sculpture ranging in style from photorealistic to abstract. He has written poetry and prose, fiction, and nonfiction. His musical projects involve improvisation, world, electronic, blues, avant garde, and various other genres. He is a singer and plays djembe, doumbek, didgeridoo, guitar, bass, and piano. His abstract series, “Blooming, Buzzing Confusions,� made with ink and colored pencils on paper, spans almost two years and includes 18 pieces of all different sizes.

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GAME ON for OKGAMEOVER by MAT THE W KEENE 1-8 47-770-1139 Mkeene73@gmail.com

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KNACK If there is a new art form worth discussing, it is the presentation and catering to people who want to experience many forms of it in one room. Blurp Events has succeeded well in mastering this art of throwing art parties. Throughout the summer of 2012 president of Blurp Events, Elisa Yousett and organizer Adam Dittman, have organized and hosted loft parties around the city of Chicago kick-starting bands who want to put their names out there, artists who want to feature their work in different parts of the same room with elaborate light shows and of course cheap drinks. The artists involved want their work to be presented in a polished and professional manner, while maintaining a DIY spirit. With the internet leveling the playing field and blurring the line between mainstream and underground art, the way in which artists get funding and present their work is now going to need more innovation in distribution than ever. Blurp parties have been making a buzz through word of mouth when people started coming to the loft/hotel basement parties not knowing what to expect but friends on the facebook invite list. Art parties have always been around. They usually have involved a DJ or jazz band in one corner of the room and everyone milling around looking at paintings and sculptures sipping wine and discussing the work. Blurp has taken the adult sense of pretention out of this entirely keeping the vibe of the room as loud, colorful, youthful and independent as possible. Their themes are directly aimed at Generation Y with the cartoonish green splat of what appears to be Nickelodeon slime as their viral logo. Yousett and Dittman’s bond over this company has taken a power over them and their 51

many eager 21-30-ish Lakeview and Wicker Park patrons. The trust they have gained from local investors has brought them the most promising entertainment night of the year for many local venues, End of the World parties celebrating the end of the Mayan calendar. With this strong of a theme, the Blurp staff have taken the catering of their patrons to a whole new level and they are calling this event OKGameOver. Blurp is teaming up with Dardanus productions, using the famous Chicago gay bar Spin as their space and they are turning different rooms of the club into different forms of the end of the world: A nuclear hazard room, a rise of the machines room and a “global cooling” patio. There will be actors running around the bunkerstyled bar dressed as hungry zombies, priests taking last minute confessions, anarchists, government agents and men in biohazard suits. Every room will have different musicians and acts to cater to the patrons as they experience a party that is an all-encompassing work of art. Even though the theme for this event is the world ending, it seems as if it is still only the beginning for this new way of marketing DIY projects.

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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES for KNACK MAGAZINE PHOTOGRAPHERS, GRAPHIC DESIGNERS & STUDIO ARTISTS

Up to 10 high resolution images of your wor k. All must include pertinent caption infor mation (name, date, medium, year). If there ar e spe cif ic ations or pr efer ence s concer ning the w ay in w hich an image is displ ayed plea s e include them .

WRITERS

KNACK seeks writing of all kinds. We will even consider recipes, reviews, and essays (although we do not prefer any thing that is academic). We seek writers whose work has a distinct voice, is character driven, and is subversive but tasteful. We are not interested in fantasy or genre fiction. You may submit up to 25,000 words and as little as one. We accept simultaneous submissions. No cover let ter nec-

essar y. All submissions must be 12pt, Times New Roman, double-spaced with page number s and include your name, e-mail, phone number, and genre.

ALL SUBMISSIONS:

KNACK encourages all submitters to include an ar tist statement with their submission. We believe that your perspective of your work and process is as lucr ati ve as the wor k it self. This may r ange from your upbr inging and /or education as an ar tist, w hat t y pe of wor k you pro duce, inspir ations, etc. If there are specifications or preferences concerning the way in which an image is displayed please include them. A brief biography including your name, age, current location, and por trait of the ar tist is also encouraged (no more than 700 words). *Please title f iles for submission with the name of the piece. This applies for both writing and visual submissions.

ACCEPTABLE FORMATS

IMAGES: PDF or JPEG WRIT TEN WORKS: .doc, .docx, and RTF EMAIL: knackmagazine1@gmail.com SUBJECT: SUBMISSION (PHOTOGR APHY, STUDIO ART, CRE ATIVE WRITING, GR APHIC DESIGN)

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Missed a submission deadline? Do not fear! K N ACK oper ates on a rolling submission s ystem. This means that we w ill consider wor k from any ar tist at any time. Our “ deadlines� merely ser ve as a cutof f for each issue of the magazine. A ny and all wor k sent to knackmagazine1@ gmail.com w ill be considered for sub mission as long as it follow s submission guidelines. The day wor k is sent merely reflec t s the issue it w ill be considered for. Have questions or suggestions? E-mail us. We w ant to hear your thought s, comment s, and concer ns. Sincerely, A r iana Lombardi, Editor

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SUBMISSION DEADLINES ISSUE 4 SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23rd, 2012 ISSUE 5 SUNDAY, JANUARY 13th, 2013 ISSUE 6 SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17th, 2013 ISSUE 7 SUNDAY, MARCH 17th, 2013 ISSUE 8 SUNDAY, APRIL 14th, 2013 ISSUE 9 SUNDAY, MAY 12th, 2013

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Will Smith, Andrea Vaca, Jonathon Duar te, Ariana Lombardi

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KNACK is requesting material to be reviewed. Reviews extend to any culture-related event that may be happening in the community which you live. Do you know of an exciting show or exhibition opening? Is there an art collective in your city that deserves some press? Are you a musician, have a band, or are a filmmaker? Send us your CD, movie, or titles of upcoming releases which you’d like to see reviewed in KNACK. We believe that reviews are essential to creating a dialogue about the arts. If something thrills you, we want to know about it and share it with the KNACK community—no matter if you live in the New York or Los Angeles, Montreal or Mexico. All review material can be sent to knackmagazine1@gmail. com. Please send a copy of CDs and films to 1720 West Alameda Street Santa Fe, NM 87501. If you would like review material returned to you include return postage and packaging. Entries should contain pertinent details such as name, year, release date, websites and links (if applicable). For community events we ask that information be sent up to two months in advance to allow proper time for assignment and review. We look forward to seeing and hearing your work.

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