|CODEX International Book Fair 2012. So many books!|
The Center for Book Arts is excited to announce that we will have a table at the CODEX International Book Fair from Sunday, February 10th to Wednesday, February 13th at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, CA. The Codex Foundation is an organization committed to promoting book arts and artists. Held every two years, CODEX brings together the finest in contemporary artist books, typographic prints, and fine printing. Over 175 organizations and artists will be represented at the fair!
The Center’s table this year will feature several exciting books produced by a selection our of artist members, including Rosaire Appel, Ana Cordiero, Evelyn Eller, Roni Gross, Kumi Korf, Carole Kunstadt, Jessica Lagunas, Aimee Lee, Heidi Neilson, Sarah Nicholls, Iviva Olenick, Teresa Pankratz, Susan Joy Share, Sally Tosti, and Thomas Parker Williams. Below, we’ve highlighted just a few of their impressive works that will be on display at the fair.
Susan Joy Share has been a book artist for 40 years. Her work has been displayed at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive and the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Collection. Sink Full of Dishes (detail photograph on left) is an inventive and compelling mixed media needle book. The work is a part of her “Shpilkes Series.” Share defines the Anglo-Yiddish phrase as “to ‘sit on pins and needles,’ have nervous energy, feel antsy, anxious or impatient.” Sink Full of Dishes contains imagery and text related to domestic life and is a functional container for holding actual pins and needles.
“Incident 4:32” is an abstract graphic novel inspired by wikileaks. Artist Roaire Appel was intrigued by the context-less bits of information collected in intelligence reports, which she says “were fragments of a large puzzle that lacked even a provisional boundary.” The work is a series of grayscale laser prints of digital drawings printed on two different colors of paper collaged into a re-cycled children’s book whose card-board pages were stripped of their original images.
Thomas Parker Williams combined math and music in his work Periodic Serialism. He derived musical compositions, for string and piano, using trigonometric functions. The book features the sheet music alongside the mathematical graphs used to create the notes, and includes a CD of the artist playing the composition. Thomas Parker Williams has been creating handmade books since 1998, many of which involve musical elements.
Please visit us at the fair next week and view their work! For more information about the fair, including hours, admission prices, and subway directions, visit their website.