Dushko Petrovich, artist, writer, and Chair of New Arts Journalism at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, is launching The Daily Gentrifier FLYOVER FLYER (Columbus Edition), a free publication featuring writing on the current state of art and gentrification in Columbus by local artists, writers and curators.
Designed by Ry Wharton, it features a historical analysis by Daniel Marcus, illustrations by Left Handed Sophie, gentrification fiction by James Payne, and an interview with Liz Roberts, Marisa Espe, and Maritt Vaessen from the MINT art collective. This is the first in a series of FLOVER FLYERs. Upcoming editions are planned for Philadelphia, Nashville, Chicago, and Detroit. Flyover Country refers to the part of the USA that some would only “fly over,” and is often associated with the Midwest. The derisive term, however, has also been reclaimed by those who live here.
The Daily Gentrifier FLYOVER FLYER (Columbus Edition) is supported by Beeler Gallery, and is designed to resemble real estate flyers for new condominiums, frequent sights in this “growing city.” The launch event will include selected readings from the writers.
Petrovich, a founder of Paper Monument, launched The Daily Gentrifier East and West Coast editions at the New York Art Book Fair in 2016. In March 2018, Petrovich gave a talk at Beeler Gallery’s Season Zero and introduced the project to the Columbus audience.
The event is free and open to the public. Coffee will be provided.
Illustrations by Left Handed Sophie
Fiction by James Payne
Interview with Liz Roberts, Marisa Espe, and Maritt Vaessen from MINT.