Shana Moulton
The Blazing Fireplace of Guardianship

Published: Winter 2012
ISBN: 9781937027056
Price: $10

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"For this book I was thinking about Prevention magazine and things I wanted to put on paper if I were to die soon. Which is not how I usually think when I’m making something, but I’ve never made a book before so that was my approach. It is basically summing up my philosophy. A list of contributors: Jacob Ciocci, Tressie Horton, Craig LeBlang, Chuck Moulton, Vivian Moulton, Daisy Press, Vivian Puhn, Lucy Stein, Charles Wolski." –S.M.

"A challenging and hysterical existential essay, an empathic exploration of modern spiritualism, a cynical contextual analysis of the marketing of the new age, a personal memoir, a mockery of a certain trend towards neo-mysticism in modern art." –Stephanie Barber, HTMLGIANT

"A series of found documents and images covering things like Magic Scarves, San Francisco’s Ministry of Love, raves, 'Universal Head Halters,' acid, and baby massages. Neti Pots also make recurring appearances." –Modern Painters Daily

"The book’s insides resemble a mail-order zine shipped from a Wiccan separatist priestess whose mind is slowly frying like an egg in the high desert." –Katie Anania, Pastelegram

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Shana Moulton (b. 1976, Oakhurst, California, USA) lives and works in Queens, New York. She earned her BA from University of California, Berkeley in Art and Anthropology, an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University and has attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and De Ateliers in Amsterdam. She has been an artist-in-residence at The Sommerakademie in Berne, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Harvestworks in New York, and has received grants and fellowships from The Foundation for Contemporary Arts and the Experimental Television Center. Moulton has exhibited or performed at venues such as The New Museum, MoMA P.S.1, Performa 2009, The Kitchen, Electronic Arts Intermix, Art in General in New York, the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, The Wexner Center in Columbus, Wiels Center for Contemporary Art in Brussels, The Migros Museum in Zurich, De Appel in Amsterdam, Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Banja Luka, The Times Museum in Guangzhou and The 29th Ljubljana Biennial. Her videos have also been screened at film festivals including Migrating Forms, Impakt Festival, Rencontres Internationales, European Media Arts Festival, Internationale Kurzfilmtage and The Chicago Underground Film Festival. Moulton's work has been reviewed in the Village Voice, Artforum, the Brooklyn Rail, the New York Times, Artnet Magazine, Frieze, Artpress and Flash Art. She is a featured artist at Electronic Arts Intermix and her work has been featured on Arte TV and PBS's Art21. Author site: