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Auspices Press

Auspices prints written works by visual artists. We produce mainly works about climate change, gender and capitalism that invoke the persuasive and expressive power of the absurd, the aesthetic and the mundane. 

Rosario Parker Gordon has contributed to zines such as HAIR + NAILS zine, and Post-Mortem Zine, as well as self-publishing numerous zines. Their work can be found at

Abe Shriner has self-published a number of zines and writes essays and short fiction, work that nestles itself somewhere between the novels of Thomas Bernhard and Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, 2nd Edition, by Andrew D. Althouse, Carl H. Turnquist and Alfred F. Bracciano. Shriner's recent publication, “Apotheosis Trade Show”, doubled as an art exhibition zine and a CD booklet for an album of original music. He lives and dines in Minneapolis.

Emmy has been published in Frame Magazine, Hair + Nails, Auspices and many small and self published projects. Contact me for commissions

Art Criticism / Essay / Fiction


Probably Already Underway is the first in a series of three chapbooks of psychadelic journalism and microfiction set against street photography and screencaps of social media content. Probably Already Underway examines the mitigating language used in reporting on events of climate catastrophe and the political and ontological consequences of unaesthetic disaster through the central example of a Colorado suburb burning down on new years day 2022.

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Flung From the Volcano looks through todays eyes into work, automation, alienation, power and control. Algorithmically delivered content, highway speeds, roadside attractions are exposed in salacious photographs to be sharing an umbrella. Mythic rain, a falling snake and the esoteric flesh witness the dalliance, a time rupture effects material promises.


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Blooms [forthcoming] centers around the image of a pumpkin plant, grown through seed and accident in a pile of moss outside of my shared rental house over the summer of 2020. The plant's prodigal flowering remained only that, and was a backdrop to an inner allegory of queerness. It’s about generation - the generation of toxins, biological generation and social conceptions around gender/roles, and look at the toxic bloom of colonialism queerly, to see it as a bloom that does not need to fruit if I don't reproduce it. Including the context of the summer of 2022, mainly uprisings against police brutality toward black and bipoc people and the pandemic.



Zines by Auspices collaborators and contributors heed the form's anarchic beginnings while weaving in museum and institutional language and aesthetics.

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