Saturday, June 11 2016
6pm @ Holiday Forever.

Holiday Forever in proud to present a reading by Jessica Baran and Susan Scarlata and a screening by Tony Banuelos, Saturday, June 11, 6pm at the gallery.

Please arrive early for refreshments. The reading will begin at 6pm.

Jessica Baran is the director of fort gondo compound for the arts, a lecturer at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Art and at St. Louis University's Prison Arts & Education program. Baran's publications include numerous critical essays in Art in America, ArtForum and books of poetry including Remains to Be Used with Apostrophe Press. Lost Roads published Baran's book of poems, Equivalents, in 2012 and will publish her forthcoming book, Common Sense in 2016. Baran holds a BA in visual art from Columbia University, and an MFA in poetry from Washington University in St. Louis where she lives with her dog Benny.

Susan Scarlata has lived among the skyscrapers of Hong Kong, the fog of San Francisco, and now calls Jackson, Wyoming home. Throughout shifts in landscape and time, Scarlata has been writing poetry and essays and teaching about them. Scarlata's book, It Might Turn Out We Are Real, is available from Horseless Press. She holds degrees from Brown University and the University of Denver and is the Editor of Lost Roads Press. Recent creative work and reviews can be found in the Van Gogh Gogh anthology, on the PEN America website, in Tupelo Quarterly and is forthcoming in the anthology Certain Stars Shoot Madly.

Tony Banuelos was a Los Angeles based artist until recently moving to Idaho in the summer of 2015. His work uses the language of cinema, popular culture, technology, and fantasy as entry points to complex understandings of identity in an over-stimulated, technological world. Recent exhibitions include: How to Survive in the Woods, a durational performance inspired by the viral marketing and unprecedented success of the low-budget film, The Blair Witch Project. A web-based storyboard supported by physical props, which proposed a fantastical retrospective at the Shoshanna Wayne Gallery in Santa Monica, California. Stochastic Resonance: Noise is Destiny, a shapeshifting installation that transformed a large, paper room into geometrically folded talismans.

Jessica Baran is present with the support of the Cultural Council of Jackson Hole.