Amos P. Kennedy, Jr.: I am Negro

Known as a radical in the book arts world, our 2016 Faculty Fellow, Amos P. Kennedy, Jr., challenges notions of the preciousness of the books to deal with issues of class, economy, and race. I Am Negro features two new printing project installations.

Amos P.  Kennedy, Jr.’s work embodies his passion for stirring up strong emotions and encouraging people to think in previously unexplored ways. In addition to his work as a bookmaker, he is an educator and journeyman printer who travels the globe teaching people how to print on traditional letterpresses with metal and wood type. He is featured in Laura Zinger’s documentary Proceed and Be Bold and hosting his Cash and Carry poster shows. He studied under master paper and print maker Walter Hamady at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Kennedy is also the 2015 USA Glasgow Fellow (Crafts).

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.

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