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JENNIFER MILLS NEWS: 21 Years – Opening Reception
Brick Aux Presents
JENNIFER MILLS NEWS: 21 Years
by Jennifer Mills
March 6-19, 2023
at Brick Aux Gallery – 628 Metropolitan Ave
Opening Reception: March 10, 2023 5-9
Brought to you by Bichi Wines sponsored by Maryam Hariri, founder of SUPREME BEINGS WINE
Admission is FREE
Brick Aux proudly presents JENNIFER MILLS NEWS: 21 Years,
over two decades of one woman’s quest to report the true and mind-numbingly ordinary events of her life.
Breaking News: Woman’s Can Opener Breaks; Woman Sees Snake; Woman Hates Haircut.
For the last 21 years, writer and artist Jennifer Mills has published the Jennifer Mills News, a weekly newspaper about her own life. For the first time ever, every issue will be displayed at the Brick Aux Gallery in Brooklyn to be shared with the public.
Long before Mailchimp and Substack, the JMN began publishing in 2002 out of a high school computer lab when Mills was 17, and has been delivered weekly ever since. Editor-in-chief Jennifer Mills, 38, makes no effort to glamorize life’s small defeats and victories. Mills breaks news on everything from getting a new crockpot, to the time her chapstick fell out of a window, and the banner headline day she discovered an extra closet in her NYC apartment.
The JMN has not changed in form or focus since its first issue. Every week it is shared with a growing subscriber list who receive it the old fashioned way: as a PDF of a Word doc sent directly from Mills’ email. Come read a few headlines and leave, or strap in and read all 21 years. Either way, this impressive junkyard of journalism will leave you rethinking what newsworthy means to you.
Gallery hours by appointment contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Copies of Jennifer Mills’ book Bad Poems Happen to Good People will be available for sale.
Jennifer Mills is an artist and writer living in Brooklyn currently writing and producing on NPR’s popular comedy news quiz show Wait Wait…. Don’t Tell Me! Mills received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011 where she taught in the departments of Performance and Contemporary Practices. She went on to work for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Radiotopia’s Everything is Alive, an award-winning interview podcast with inanimate objects.
Mills is a nutrition school drop out, a proud member of the YMCA and her work has been exhibited widely at places such as MCA in Chicago, Gallery Kollaborativ Berlin, and Invisible Dog Art Center, NY. She is the editor-in-chief of the non-award-winning weekly publication the Jennifer Mills News. For new issues of the news and the full digital archive visit jennifermillsnews.org and check out @dollar_mills for an instagram account she doesn’t update very often.
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