Gilman is an artist who uses text, in English and Spanish, as a vehicle for consolidating thoughts and directing a line of inquiry. Her work explores the ways we communicate, what we keep private, and how we try to control events in our daily lives. She will present a site-specific installation: a series of a multi-panel, interactive drawings that reads like a book on a wall along with related prints and an artist book. This project began as a reaction to a 1918 scientific journal and evolved into an exploration of her mother’s progressive memory loss.
Support for Center for Book Arts’ visual arts programming is provided, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of the New York State Legislature, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.