This exhibition catalogue reveals the innovative ways artists utilize paper to express ideas conveyed in books and broadsides. Rather than viewing paper as merely a neutral substrate, many of these works employ unusual or evocative papers that integrate the mediums physical components, fiber, watermark, decorative elements, weight and texture with the final‚ “work‚” text and image, or even guide the structure and intent of the book itself. In all the works in this exhibition, paper is a form of tangible memory, and demonstrates human efforts to convert the products of the earth into a medium for expressing the thoughts of one person to another, one generation to those who will follow. Illustrated 36 page catalog is pamphlet stitched with letterpress printed covers.
Featured artists: Myriam Arteni, Eugénie Barron, Guy R. Beining, Martha Carothers, Robert Checchi, Beatrice Coron, Betsy Davids, Stephan de Arteni, Donna S. Emerson, Michael Ensminger, Anita Lynn Forgach, Rebecca Goodale, Victoria Hanks, Caren Heft, Helen Hiebert, Angeline Labrucherie, Kathryn Vigesaa Lipke, Iain Machell, Joyce McDaniel, James Pernotto, Sarah Peter, Robin Price, Marilyn R. Rosenberg, Susan Rotolo, Miriam Schaer, Keiji Shinohara, Ann Corley Silverman, Claire Van Vliet, Jennifer Vignone, Beck Whitehead, Andrea Zemel.