LGBTQ Fiber Artists in Todd Oldham-designed QUEER THREADS book lead hands-on crafting and talk at San Francisco Art Book Fair


Join the Bay-Area artists featured in the recently launched art book, Queer ThreadsCrafting Identity and Community (coedited and designed by Todd Oldham with independent curator John Chaich and published by AMMO Books) for a talk, book-signing, and hands-on crochet jam as part of the 2nd annual San Francisco Art Book Fair.
The firstever of its kindthe 192-page coffee table book spotlights an internationalintergenerationalintersectional mix of 30 artists who are expanding the binaries of artcraftand gender by remixing fiber craft traditions such as crochetembroideryknittingmacraméquiltingand sewingThe hard cover, 8x10 volume features fullcolor spreads of each artists work paired with interviews led by makers and thinkers from the worlds of dancedesignfashionmediamusicmuseumsscholarshipincludingJonathan AdlerJustin Vivian BondCostello TagliapietraMichael CunninghamTim GunnKathleen HannaBill TJonesGlenn LigonJD Samson, and Mickalene Thomas.
The book expands on exhibition of the same namewhich was dubbed Judiciously racy” by The New York Times and Cozyeroticthoughtfuland keenly engaged with contemporary arts shifting paradigms by The Boston Globeas it traveled from the LeslieLohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in Manhattan to the Maryland Institute College of Art and Boston Center for the Arts from 2014-16.

Queer ThreadsCrafting Identity and Community is also available at,, and in select museums and bookstores.
Artist Jai Carrillo (whose work was recently spotlighted in the LA Times)
Artist James Gobel (whose work is in museum and private collections across the country)
Artist Ramekon O’Arwisters (who has led hands-on Crochet Jams in communities nationwide)
Artist Angie Wilson (who will have a residency at the de Young Museum in December 2017)
Editor John Chaich (who curated the traveling Queer Threads exhibition)
Saturday, July 22, 2017
1 pm  /  Panel and Book Signing
2 pm  /  Hands-on Crochet Jam
Minnesota Street Projects, 1275 Minnesota Street, San Francisco
(Panel: First Floor Lounge  /  Crochet Jam: Outdoor Grove)

Launched in 2016, the mission of the San Francisco Art Book Fair is to further cultivate the unique art publishing community within the Bay Area, while also providing a platform for national and international publishers to exhibit their work to new audiences. Thethreeday event features a unique selection of artistsbooks, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, zines, printed ephemera, and artistsmultiples presented by independent publishers, antiquarian dealers, artists, collectors, and enthusiasts. Setting the SanFrancisco Art Book Fair outside of the traditional realm of art book fairs is the inclusion of a dozen independently owned and operated galleries that will be showing art in the context of the printed matter.
AMMO (American Modern) Books publishes provocative, oneofakind titles on the visual arts and pop culture. We create musthave books with great design, thoughtful writing, and exquisite printing. With our exclusive Limited Editions and accessible PopularEditions, we have proudly celebrated and highlighted the work of unique designers, photographers, illustrators, and artists. Based in Los Angeles and New York City, AMMO brings a bicoastal sensibility to a global audience.