When Philadelphia's Tony Smyrski and Melissa Farley launched Work Magazine, a fabulous net rag that showcases local and international visual talent of all stripes, they had one goal: 'To give people the opportunity to show their work in a harmless, painless way.' And the first three issues of their screenzine have done just that. No long-winded editorials, no prescriptions, no slavish devotion to what - or who - is hot at any given moment. With loose titles like this month's 'What’s That Gun For?' Smyrski and Farley strive to let the artworks and audio clips speak through and for themselves, and to each other. Clean design, curatorial vision, and a range of media and aesthetics: it all, well, works.
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by Michael Connor on Oct 20th, 2014