u and me an the only thing we know a collaborative installation and drawing exhibition culminating a two week long residency with Vacant Farm in Kansas City, Missouri. Show is on display until August 30th.
Woodcut relief illustration and accompanying text measuring 6’ x 3’, created in partnership with Material Monster for their 2013 and 2014 exhibitions, Climate Justice Missouri: A Look at Agency Here at Home. St. Louis, Missouri.
In order to illustrate Labadie’s resistance to Ameren Corporation, we had the opportunity to work with Labadie Environmental Organization (LEO) and were shown around the town of Labadie by Patricia herself. Many of the residents welcomed us and consented to documentation for reference. from top: 1. Ameren’s power plant, and location of propose coal ash pond. 2. High five in front of Labadie Market. 3. Lisa, owner of Labadie Market. 4. Norm, Mayor (?) of Labadie. 5. Tree in the Bottoms (floodplains) where residents have local parties and bonfires. 6. Patricia at the window.
"this zine is a conversation on solidarity and friendship between 2 friends struggling in the midwest.
some words: home, yearnin’ + learnin’, diaspora blues, queer loneliness, futurity, depression, ancestral + recent trauma, desire, having fallen + not being able to get up, the aching process of growing out one’s hair.”