HOT AND COLD ISSUE 2 was just released on May 9th at the Luggage Store Gallery in San Francisco. The exhibition, titled KICK OUT THE JAMS!, featured the work of all artists included in this issue of the zine including Hisham Akira Bharoocha, Chris Pew, Bill Dunlap, The Golden Bears (who have recorded a small batch of songs tucked in the magazine’s sleeve), and Jason Jagel as well as several others. The show consisted of sculpture, installation, painting, photography, and works on paper.
HOT AND COLD was founded in 2002 by Chris Duncan and Griffin McPartland. The zine debuted with Issue 10, and has been counting down since, with this being Duncan and McPartland’s ninth effort. Duncan has shown his work at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in an exhibition titled The Zine Unbound: Kults, Werewolves, and Sarcastic Hippies, where it was featured with Trinie Dalton and K-48. Each issue of HOT AND COLD comes in a zip-loc bag with posters, stickers, CDs, vegan cookbooks, prints, and other ephemera. This issue contains an impressive mix of color copied, off-set printed, silkscreened and handmade pages with limited editions by Chris Taggart, Mary Elizabeth Yarborough, The Golden Bears, Amanda Eicher, Ryan Jacob Smith, and Tucker Nichols.