As part of our new artist collaboration series 8 Months 8 Artists for 8 Ball Community, we are releasing a collaboration with Nick Sethi. We have joined forces with COME TEES by LA-based artist Sonya Sombreuil to launch this collective effort. Each month we will be releasing a new collaboration with a new artist.
Nick Sethi is an artist and photographer living in NYC. His work focuses on the ever-changing meanings and relationships of ideas, images, people, and materials over time as they move through both physical and digital space. Nick’s recently released book, Khichdi (Kitchari), published by Dashwood Books, chronicles 10 years of his photography in India, exploring a decade of changes in the country, as well as himself. He has recently collaborated with Hood By Air and Helmut Lang, as well as being featured in Aperture Magazine’s Future Gender Issue. His recent editorial clients include Kaleidoscope, Dazed, Let’s Panic, Marfa Journal, i-D, Vice, and Office Magazine. In addition, he worked with us to produce a zine fair, as well as The Newsstand, an artist-run zine shop in the NYC subway, which was since acquired by and shown at MOMA as part of the New Photography 2015 show.
Due to restrictions caused by Covid-19 we were forced to cancel our annual fundraiser at Mission Chinese Food in Chinatown. To address our ongoing community needs, cultural programming, all-volunteer staff, and our exhibition space, this fundraising effort 8 Months 8 Artists for 8 Ball Community taps vital members of our artist's family to each create a limited-edition shirt designed on their respective ideas of Community.
8-Ball Community will be donating a portion of the sales from each collaboration to a nonprofit organization of the artist's choice. This month, Nick Sethi has chosen 9 Million Reasons, New York City’s largest, donation-based community food pantry. 9MR serve more New Yorkers than any other organization of our kind, distributing high-quality groceries and essential supplies to vulnerable members predominantly living in The Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Upper Manhattan