Lizzy Lunday’s work appears in Jet Fuel Review’s Issue #19! Check it out here!
Lizzy Lunday (b.1992) is a visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Lunday received her MFA from Pratt Institute In 2019, during which she was the recipient of Pratt’s GSEF grant. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, including her two-woman exhibition Feminine Constructs in 2018 and Origins in 2019. Most recently, Lunday was named on Saatchi Art’s 2019 Rising Stars Report and was an artist in residence at 77Art in Rutland, Vermont.
Artist Statement The foundations of my paintings are composed of images that I take during my everyday life, pulling from television, social media, and my physical environment. Working in modes of both representation and mutation, I use paint to meld images together, creating fractured and distorted realities. Through the manipulation of these images, my work touches on themes of gender, intimacy, consumerism, and power.
Paco Pomet’s work appears in Jet Fuel Review’s Issue #19! Check it out here!
Paco Pomet(Granada, Spain, 1970) lives and works in his hometown. Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Granada in 1993, he completed studies at the School of Visual Arts (New York, USA, 2004). He has enjoyed several scholarships abroad: Academy of Spain in Rome (1999-2000), Fortuny Scholarship (Venice, Italy, 2000), College of Spain (Paris, France, 2004). In 2010 he received the “Excellent Work Price” at the Beijing Bienniale (China, 2010). In 2015 he took part in DISMALAND, Bemusement Park, the exhibition organized by Banksy in Weston-Super-Mare (United Kingdom), where he exhibited his work with Banksy, Damien Hirst, Jenny Holzer and David Shrigley among other artists. Between the end of 2015 and March 2016, his work was the subject of the first retrospective of his work in an American museum: The Baker Museum, Naples (Florida). He currently works with the galleries My Name’s Lolita Art (Madrid), Richard Heller Gallery (Santa Mónica, USA), Robischon Gallery (Denver, USA) and Galleri Benoni (Copenhagen, Denmark).
He has participated in the following art fairs: The Armory Show, Expo Chicago, Miami Project, Pulse New York, Scope New York USA), Scope Basel (Switzerland), Art Brussels (Belgium), ARCO, Estampa Contemporary, Drawing Room (Spain), Art Herning and Enter Art Fair (Denmark). His works can be found in several public and private collections such as Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Coleccion SOLO, IVAM Valencia Institute of Modern Art, Santander Art Museum, (Spain); Spanish Academy in Rome, Luciano Benetton Collection (Italy); Hall Art Foundation, The Patchett Collection, (US).
Christy Lee Rogers’ work will be appearing in Jet Fuel Review’s Issue #19, which is coming soon!
Christy Lee Rogers is a visual artist from Kailua, Hawaii. Her obsession with water as a medium for breaking the conventions of contemporary photography has led to her work being compared to Baroque painting masters like Caravaggio. Boisterous in color and complexity, Rogers applies her cunning technique to a barrage of bodies submerged in water during the night, and creates her effects using the refraction of light. Through a fragile process of experimentation, she builds elaborate scenes of coalesced colors and entangled bodies that exalt the human character as one of vigor and warmth, while also capturing the beauty and vulnerability of the tragic experience that is the human condition.
Rogers’ works have been exhibited globally from Paris, London, Italy, Mexico City to Shanghai, Sao Paulo, South Africa, Los Angeles and more, and are held in private and public collections throughout the world. She has been featured in International Magazines, including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar Art China, Elle Decoration, Global Times, The Independent, Casa Vogue, Photo Technique, Photo Korea, and others. Rogers’ “Reckless Unbound” is currently housed at Longleat House in the UK; the stately home, which is the seat of the Marquesses of Bath and also home to Renaissance gems of the Italian masters, like Titan’s “Rest on the Flight into Egypt.” She is a two-time finalist for the Contemporary Talents Award from the Fondation François Schneider in France, and has been commissioned by Apple to create underwater images with the iPhone 11Pro, as well as being featured in one of their behind-the-scenes process films. Rogers’ art has been featured on several album covers, including “Orchesography” for the 80’s band Wang Chung, and her images were selected for the 2013–2014 performance season of the Angers-Nantes Opera in France. In 2019 she won Open Photographer of the Year at the Sony World Photography Awards.
Daisy Patton’s work will be appearing in Jet Fuel Review‘s Issue #18, which is coming soon!
From Los Angeles, California, Daisy Patton’s practice is focused on history, memory, and social commentary; her work explores the meaning and social conventions of families, little discussed or hidden histories, and what it is to be a person living in our contemporary world. Currently residing in western Massachusetts, Patton has a BFA in Studio Arts from the University of Oklahoma with minors in History and Art History and an Honors degree. Her MFA is from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University, a multi-disciplinary program. Patton has completed artist residencies at Minerva Projects, Anderson Ranch, the Studios at MASS MoCA, RedLine Denver, and Eastside International in Los Angeles. She has exhibited in solo and group shows nationally, including her first museum solo at the CU Art Museum at the University of Colorado. K Contemporary represents Patton in Denver, CO, and J. Rinehart represents her in Seattle, WA.
Congratulations to JFR Faculty Advisor Dr. Jackie White who received the Reid H. Montgomery Distinguished Service Award!
This award given by the College Media Association is “presented to an individual or institution that has made an outstanding contribution to collegiate media.”
Dr. Whiteis the author of three chapbooks–Bestiary Charming, winner of the 2007 Anabiosis Press Award; Petal Tearing & Variations (Finishing Line Press, 2008); and Come clearing (Dancing Girl Press, 2012), and served as an assistant editor for the collaborative anthology, They Said (Black Lawrence Press, 2018). She is also co-translator of Cesar Rondon’s Book of Salsa (North Carolina Press, 2008) and her translations and poems have appeared in such journals as Fifth Wednesday, Quarter after Eight, Spoon River, and Third Coast. Recent poems appear in Tupelo Quarterly, along with collaborative poems published or forthcoming in Pleiades,The Journal, Isthmus, Posit, Bennington Review, Hypertext, Ecotone, and Cincinnati Review. An editor with RHINO for ten years, she is now a faculty advisor for Jet Fuel Review and has been the recipient of fellowships at Ragdale, VCCA, and the Mary Anderson Center for the Arts. She is a Professor of English at Lewis University, teaching courses in poetry, Native American, Latinx, and Latin American literatures.
Jet Fuel Review is honored to have received a Pinnacle Award from the College Media Association! For this particular issue, Fall 2018, Kayla Chambers provided the cover design and layout, and Zakiya Cowan served as Managing Editor.
Many congrats to all the other fabulous magazines! Current JFR Staff for Fall 2019
JFR editors who worked on the winning issue–as well as Dr. Jackie K. White pictured above!
Dear readers, Jet Fuel Review has established a memorial page for our dear editor Steven T. Seum with some of his work as well as tributes from his peers and professors. This is work-in-progress as we will continue to update the page with pieces about Steve from students, faculty, and others. If you have anything you’d like to say about Steve, please send it to our JFR blog editor Michael Lane and/or Simone Muench, and we will post it on this page as we are able. If you would like to donate groceries to his family, there is information at the bottom of this page for a GoFundMe organized by Steve’s brother, Michael Seum, as well as a link to a food delivery service called Meal Train created by Amber Ruland.– Simone Muench
The Chronic Appeal by Steven Seum
(Written for Dr. Jen Consilio’s Advanced Writing course)
“We are not to blame for our illness, but we are responsible for our health.”- Victoria Maxwell, BPP
Being overwhelmed by multiple, debilitating chronic health issues at any time in my life was mind-bogglingly unanticipated. My back has been sliced and diced twice (once through my back, and the second time through a six-inch opening starting at my navel and going down past my waist). I now have an artificial disc in the lumbar region of my back, I deal with chronic neuropathy, I have limited control over my right leg, and I have dealt with Crohn’s disease, an Inflammatory Bowel Disease, for the past twenty-six years of my life, all at the age of thirty-eight. Unable to anticipate each day bares an undesirable burden. I am incapable of anticipating when my back will seize up, as various muscle groups compensate for the injured region, or the surgically repaired and replaced areas of my back will ache a deep ache, pulsing in time with my heart, or if I will be stuck running, no, sprinting to the bathroom because of my Crohn’s disease and the side effects which come with it (the fatigue, the vitamin deficiencies, the joint pain)—a daily routine was ruled out long ago. This is how it is for anyone dealing with anything chronic or invisible, or those close to it—our family and friends—and the side effects that come with chronic illness and the depression, the lack of routine, and the inability to live a “human” existence (the “human” existence is simply a dream I have of a life apart from this dysfunctional body of mine). There is much I would like to say, to those new to these chronic issues, which would provide a positive story or feedback of a structured regimen, but even the best of us know that the struggle for remission is an overwhelming and intimidating burden of this disease.
“As far as I’m concerned, the entire reason for becoming a writer is not having to get up in the morning.” – Neil Gaiman