30 Years of Innovation: A Survey of Exhibition History at The Center for Book Arts, 1974-2004

Over the last 30 years the Center has presented over 140 exhibitions with the underlying purpose of explaining and exploring the concept of book art. This exhibition will survey the Center’s rich and diverse exhibition history. The majority of the Center’s past exhibitions fall into five broad categories: Community, Concept-Driven, Object-Oriented, Spotlight, and World View. A selection of contemporary and classic works from the more than 1200 artists who have exhibited at the Center will illustrate these themes and will reflect the Center’s consistent focus on the future of the book arts.

Exhibition Checklist:

Barton Lidice  Benes

  • Censored Book
    (1974) Book tied in rope, nailed, gessoed and painted.

Douglas  Beube

  • Portable Library
    (2004) Unique sculpture, mixed media (altered books)

Phyllis  Bilick

  • Paper Fold Book
    (1985) Black and white photos and museum board

Sarah  Bodman

  • GM Future
    (1999) screenprinted text with inserted, found pages

Margarita Becerra  Cano

  • Satanic Loves
    (1994) Letterpress printing, photographs, handmade paper, mixed media.

Martha  Carothers

  • Good War, Bad Peace
    (1991) Letterpress, LaserWriter, pencil and hand-stamping. Bound in cloth covered boards.

Josely  Cavalho

  • My Body is My Country
    (1991) Silkscreen on vellum paper, folio in plastic case

Ed  Colker

  • Beneath the Trees
    (2003) Letterpress, lithography in portfolio

Beatrice  Coron

  • L’horlage
    (2001) Inkjet, pochoir, modified accordian binding, clock sculpture

Maureen  Cummins

  • Stocks and Bonds
    (2001) letterpress and collage

Lesley Dill & Peter Kruty

  • The Thrill Came Slowly
    (1996) Letterpress with hand work, Japanese silk tissue paper with silk thread, wire, shellac, stab binding

Helen  Douglas

  • Pivot
    (2003) Offset lithography, Fyneblade paper, sewn binding with card cover

Mindell  Dubansky

  • Crown Jewels, The
    (1981) Photobook necklace and earrings of gold tooled Nigerian goatskin and beads in hand decorated paper box lined with crepe de Chine.

Evelyn  Eller

  • Altered States
    (2004) Portfolio with tipped in pages

Timothy C.  Ely

  • Amblygon
    (2005) Etching, various drawing materials, wood, aluminum, chalk, sand, glass, leather, D’Arches paper, drum leaf binding

Roni  Gross

    Letterpress with linoleum cuts, Oriental stab binding.

Walter  Hamady

  • Neopostmodernism
    (1988) Letterpress, handmade papers, exposed sewn binding

Gloria  Helfgott

  • Arachne
    (1998) Ink and thread, Fabriano Tiziano paper, adhesive binding with acrylic painted tartalin/leather cover

Barbara  Henry

  • A Pale Slice of Sea
    (2000) Letterpress, Mohawk superfine paper, 4 signatures sewn into handmade paper wrapper

Sandra  Jackman

  • Daddy’s Warbook
    Unique book, altered book and photographs, clayheads, plexiglass box

Susan  Johanknecht

  • (Creep)
    (1997) Plastic cover with pamphlet stitch

Leandro  Katz

  • Libro Quemado
    (1995) Offset printing, coated paper, post binding

Susan  King

  • Women and Cars
    (1983) Accordion fold with 21 panels, hard cover binding, offset limited edition by Paradise Press
  • Women and Cars
    (1983) Accordion fold with 21 panels, hard cover binding, offset limited edition by Paradise Press
  • Women and Cars
    (1983) Accordion fold with 21 panels, hard cover binding, offset limited edition by Paradise Press

Kumi  Korf

  • Hunter-Gatherer: Family Business; Mario
    (2002) copperplate Hahnemuhle paper, Masa waxed paper, Denrill, stainless steel rods

Barbara  Kruger

  • You are an Experiment in Terror
    (1984) Courtesy of Museum of Modern Art

Hedi  Kyle

  • April Diary
    (1979) Watercolor and color pencils, various oriental and domestic papers, laminations, flag binding

Stephanie Brody  Lederman

  • Gaze
    (2003) Unique book, acrylic, graphite on wood and board, cardboard and found objects, buckram binding

Helmut  Léhr & Proud Hansa

  • Visual Letters
    (1990) Lithograph and screen prints, spiral binding

Mary Ellen  Long

  • Bonnet II: Decades
    (2004) Watercolor, ink, Japanese Kozo paper, pamphlet and stab bindings, antique bonnet, thread, lace

Emily  Martin

  • Family Game, The
    (2003) Family Game, The

Barbara  Mauriello

  • Moon Over the Mountain
    (2004) Collograph printed from cardboard plates, St. Armand paper, goatskin molded over shaped boards, plastic buttons and leather ties, double sided accordian-fold box

Scott L. McCarney

  • State of the Union/ LIVE
    (2003) Inkjet prints, duct tape, plastic sheeting, Mohawk superfine paper, stab binding

Ruth  McGurk

  • Cannibal Ants
    (1996) Letterpress, reduction linocuts, BFK Rives/ Canson paper, longstitch binding

Richard  Minsky

  • Fourth Ammendment: Neuromancer
    (2002) Limp leather binding, slipcase with hologram and circuit board

Jonathan  Monk

  • Cover Version
    (2004) Offset printing, stapled binding

Sonya  Rapoport

  • Animated Soul: Gateway to your Ka
    (1992) Strip printing, Papyrus, spiral bound

John  Risseeuw & Beauvais Lyons

  • Roadkill
    (2001) Lithography, letterpress, screenprint with motor oil and dirt, Rives heavyweight paper, modified accordian binding
    Additional text by John Nolt

Marilyn R.  Rosenberg

  • Borderland/Borderline Homeland/Homeless
    (2002) Unique book, ink, handwriting, handmade paper, glues envelopes and papers, interfolded, collage

Claire Jeanine  Satin

  • JCMCJJ/Dancers on a Plane/Circle Book II
    (1995) Aluminum, braided wire, acetate, brass filings, metallic inks, handwritten script, bound with braided wire

Miriam  Schaer

  • With In My Reach I
    (2004) Gloves, acrylic, ink, handmade asian paper, accordian binding

Susan Joy  Share

  • Turnip Shrine
    (2002) Resin, styrofoam, plastic, tyvek, felted wool, paper, accordian binding, with embedded shoelaces

Robbin Ami  Silverberg

  • Clutter of Love is a Dream Carved in the Head of a Pin
    (2003) Inkjet printed text, pastels, cutouts, Dobbin Mills papers, case binding

Pamela  Spitzmueller

  • Preserved Book Series, #38
    (2000) Glass jar, book, sand

Telfer  Stokes

  • 8 Minutes
    (2002) Offset lithography, CF Smith, Accent Fresco papers, stitched binding

Carol  Sturm & Douglas Wolf

  • Fox Sleep
    (1996) Letterpress, 5 unique paintings, handmade paper
    Paintings by Mark Schwartz

Support for the Center for Book Arts’ visual arts programming is provided, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Exhibition Views

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