Lunch Is Very Important: All the Secrets to Life You Never Knew You Knew
Lunch is Very Important: All the Secrets to Life You Never Knew You Knew by Zebadiah Keneally, Presented by Hamburger Vampire
Opening Party Friday May 23rd, 8-11 pm
Court Tree Collective | 371 Court Street, Brooklyn NY
Lunch Is Very Important: All the Secrets to Life You Never Knew You Knew is a compiled deck of fortune telling cards designed by Zebadiah Keneally as an extension of his performances as Hamburger Vampire, and published by Endless Editions. Each deck contains seventy-eight unique, illustrated cards printed using a Riso Printer, and comes packaged in a color portfolio box. Lunch is Very Important: All the Secrets to Life You Never Knew You Knew is a limited edition of decks, and will be available for purchase during our release party at Court Tree Collective, and via our online store. Our party will also feature an interactive fortune telling performance by Zebadiah Keneally as Hamburger Vampire.
The Artist: Zebadiah Keneally
Zebadiah Keneally is a performer, artist and printmaker who came to New York after receiving his BFA in Printmaking from Syracuse University. He has shown and performed at events such as the Brooklyn Zine Fest, the Wassaic Project Summer Festival, the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Fair and the LA Art Book Fair. Keneally has exhibited internationally in Kuwait City, Kuwait and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Keneally states that his work contains “…archetypes and ideas from myth and popular culture, infused with humor, [used] to convey sentimental and existential narratives. These devices give me a way to explore the border of art and entertainment, transcendental experience and boredom.”
Keneally has described his character, Hamburger Vampire as an “evil entrepreneur;” one who markets feux-spiritual items, services and guidance such as fortune tellings. In much the same way as a television salesman or “snake-oil salesman” advertises a product that subtly promises a feeling of wholeness, Hamburger Vampire is a street mystic/con-artist offering spiritual insight. The uncanny resemblance between advertising and spiritual-guidance is at the core of Keneally’s cynical humor, and his work as Hamburger Vampire.
The Venue: Court Tree Collective
Court Tree Collective is an emerging artspace located in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn. The collective organizes exhibitions, gallery programming, workshops, art classes and demonstrations in their second floor space on Court Street.
Endless Editions was created by Paul John and Anthony Tino as a project, which aims to highlight artists, regardless of their background, career, gender, sexuality, age or work experience, in the production of limited edition Risograph books and prints. The mission of Endless Editions is to realize the print concepts of these artists and to aid in interpreting original ideas, and bring them to life in new formats. Endless Editions operates out of an apartment in Jersey city, flatfiles in Queens NY, and the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in midtown Manhattan. Endless Editions products can be found in several locations in New York such as Printed Matter INC, Desert Island Comics, MoMA Library, and has curated exhibitions at galleries such as Con Artist Collective.
For more information on Endless Editions visit our website at www.endlesseditions.com
For more on info on Court Tree visit http://www.courttree.com/
For more on Zebadiah Keneally, visit http://www.somelines.com/
Image: Zebadiah Keneally , ‘The Secret’ and ‘ Hamburger Vampire,’ Illustration and Sculpture, 2013