ROTLAND DREADFULS (in praise of the cheap and sensational)

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ROTLAND DREADFULS (in praise of the cheap and sensational)
Curated by: Ryan Standfest

1250 Hubbard St., Suite B1
Detroit, Michigan 48209
November 1st, 2013 - December 7th, 2013
Opening: November 1st, 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

United States
Saturdays during exhibitions, noon-3pm
publishing, zine, press, mixed-media


Rotland Dreadfuls: in praise of the cheap and sensational

November 1 – December 7, 2013

Reception: November 1, 2013, 7-10pm

Edited by Ryan Standfest

Edited by Ryan Standfest and published by ROTLAND PRESS, the ROTLAND DREADFULS series of chapbooks is an homage to the cheaply- produced 19th - century pamphlets known as “Penny Dreadfuls” – so named because the original cost was one penny and they contained stories considered shocking and sensational.  The Dreadfuls presents nine of these publications accompanied by an exhibition of drawings produced for their pages.

ROTLAND PRESS is a publisher of printed projects that promote the healthy proliferation of subversive humor— be it black, dark, gallows, satirical or absurdist in intent.  We believe humor should be accompanied by a level of discomfort for it to be effective. ROTLAND is a state of mind in which sophisticated cynicism and creative cruelty are necessary.  Mockery and wit are tools for survival.

Please join us for an opening reception for the artists on Friday, November 1, 2013.

Exhibiting artists:

Josh Bayer

Cole Closser

Sanya Glisic

Gregory Jacobsen

Chris Cilla

Andy Gabrysiak

Ian Huebert


S. William Schudlich

The exhibition will run from November 1 – December 7, 2013.  This event is free and open to the public. Open gallery hours are Saturdays during exhibitions, noon-3pm, or by appointment.  For more information, e-mail Gualberto Orozco at email of  For a full schedule of exhibitions and events at Whitdel Arts, please visit

A division of CAID, Whitdel Arts is an 1800 sq. ft. professional exhibition space that showcases the work of local and international established and emerging artists. Whitdel Arts is located at 1250 Hubbard Street, Suite B1, Detroit MI 48209. Whitdel Arts is also located on the web at