Looking Out / Looking In
2021 Member's Exhibition



Jessica Schriver

Jess Schriver is a PhD candidate of childhood studies at Rutgers. She is the co-founder of proof, a small press project (Rutgers) and currently researches childhood in libraries.


It seems so obvious. So clear. But, what is it? I don’t know. And my process this past year has been a lot of this: plenty of information with very little clarity. Just when I think I have it, the pieces move – swooshed around, flipped over, hidden behind something else. Try looking closer. Try looking through. Try looking out. Keep trying. Made with a coffee bag and clippings from old art history books, this messy zine is both inspiring and frustrating. Unique book.

approx. 3 x 5 inches
Zine, made with a recycled plastic bag and slices of old books.