We’re super excited for the talk we’re hosting this Friday night, October 14, at 6:30pm with Emily Martin, book artist, printmaker and educator. Her Featured Artist Project Theme and Variation is up in the foyer gallery right now. The selected works represent some of her work in print, as well as some sculptural books. Images and ideas repeat across many of the pieces, whether in print or in book format. She says about these works:
Sometimes I start with an idea for a book
sometimes the prints come first. And often
while pursuing the first idea I see another
approach to the same idea. I am intrigued by the
possibilities of these related but independent
pieces. Differences in formats focus the viewer’s
attention in different ways.
Emily Martin lives in Iowa City, Iowa, USA where she has her studio and also teaches at the University of Iowa Center for the Book.
Her work is in public and private collections throughout the United States and internationally, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Victoria and Albert Museum, London; The Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago; The Marvin and Ruth Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, Miami Beach, Florida and others.
She’ll be teaching a workshop this weekend on Carousel Books– October 15 and 16, Saturday and Sunday-and there’s still a few spots left in the class if you’d like to join us! There’s more information about that here.