Stretch, Stack, Stand

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Join us on Zoom for an artist talk with Susan Joy Share, on Thursday, April 20, 2023, at 7:00pm ET.


Stretch, Stack, Stand 

Susan Joy Share is an Alaska-based visual artist with a passion for the book form, its structural variations and movement potential. She will trace the development of her dynamic bookworks in a Zoom presentation, Stretch, Stack, Stand. She is well known for her large-scale, colorful fold-out sculpture, wearable books and pop-ups, and collaborative performances. Susan is an early explorer of “book action”, the connection of the book to the body and the rituals of opening and closing. Her intricate, layered work is steeped in the history of books. She uses a wide range of materials and attachment methods. Susan will also share some special images from the early days at the Center for Book Arts (late 1970s) when she curated an exhibition called, “The Naked Book”.

About Susan Joy Share:

Susan has exhibited and performed across the US and is included in collections at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Anchorage Museum, the Jaffe Center, and NY CBA. She worked in book conservation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Historical Society, and The Brooklyn Museum. Susan has created large-scale public and private art installations and received a Rasmuson Foundation Artist Fellowships in 2018. Her solo exhibit, Sounds Sumptuous, 2022, at Bivy, a gallery in Anchorage, included an opportunity to develop a new performance in collaboration with S. Hollis Mickey. Susan’s teaching includes Penland, NC, Haystack, ME, Anderson Ranch, CO, and the University of Alaska Anchorage.

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