Coptic and Collage: Ancient Technique, Modern Application

Organized by Zahra Partovi

An exhibition of ancient and modern implementations of the coptic structure.

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Exhibition Checklist:

Sew Biz, Judith Brindley
(1996) Mixed media

Shadows, Jin Kyoung Chang
(1996) Plaster, acrylic, polymer.

To the Consciousness of a Shooting Star, Gérard Charrière
(1986) Poetry by David Rattray. Title page calligraphy by Jerry Kelly. Letterpress printed on handmade papers by Yasuichi Kubota and Dieu Donne Papermill, bound in paper-covered boards. Published by Vincent FitzGerald & Co. (On loan from Vincent FitzGerald & Co.)

A Journey, Katherine D. Crone
(1996) Maps, tickets, brochures, and other collage.

Dear El Lissitzky, Elsi Vassdal Ellis
(1994) White offset cut-offs, black letraset for cover.

Millenial Binding — Medium, Cecilia Frost
(1997) Painted Tyvek, #456 ADH transfer tape, copier paper.

Millenial Binding — Small, Cecilia Frost
(1997) Painted Tyvek, #456 ADH transfer tape, copier paper, plastic box.

Sewn Board Edition Binding Sample, Cecilia Frost
(1996) Painted Rives BFK paper, linen spine with Iris cloth sides

Utopian Ethiopian Binding — Production, Cecilia Frost
(1997) Lana paper, mesquite boards, deer skin ties.

Utopian Ethiopian Binding — Special, Cecilia Frost
(1996) Painted Rives BFK paper, mesquite boards, deer skin ties.

Millenial Binding — Medium, Gary Frost
(1997) Painted Tyvek, #456 ADH transfer tape, copier paper.

Millenial Binding — Small, Gary Frost
(1997) Painted Tyvek, #456 ADH transfer tape, copier paper, plastic box.

Sewn Board Edition Binding Sample, Gary Frost
(1996) Painted Rives BFK paper, linen spine with Iris cloth sides

Utopian Ethiopian Binding — Production, Gary Frost
(1997) Lana paper, mesquite boards, deer skin ties.

Utopian Ethiopian Binding — Special, Gary Frost
(1996) Painted Rives BFK paper, mesquite boards, deer skin ties.

Italian Memory, Lisa Goldenberg
(1996) Sheet metal covers, photo transfers on metal and paper

Visual Sound, Joan Iversen Goswell
(1994) Wood, sumi, handcut eraser stamps.

Egypt, Susannah Hays
(1993) Papyrus over eight-ply Museum boards.

The Norse Myths, Midori Kunikata-Cockram
(1992) Author: Kevin Crossley (Holland). Oak wood, copper, leather, Japanese paper.

To the Blue Wall, Ted Kurahara
(1993) Poetry by David Rattray. Calligraphy by Jerry Kelly. Etchings by Marjorie Van Dyke and Vincent FitzGerald. Letterpress printed on Rives BFK and handmade paper from Dieu Donne Papermill, wood covers. Published by Vincent FitzGerald & Co. (On loan from Vincent FitzGerald & Co.)

Kansas City Girls, Mary Ellen Long
(1996) Antique book covers, waxed linen thread, vintage photo, ribbon, silk organza.

Little Shorty, Mary Ellen Matthews
(1996) Boot-leather, xerox on silk and thread.

Everglades Florida, Denise Mullen
(1996) Palladium prints, acrylic rolled endsheets, letterpress title page, plexiglass covers.

Silent Running, Maria G. Pisano
(1995) Wood, dyed linen thread.

Hunger is the Best Sauce, Shana Agid
(1996) Author, John McPhee, “Oranges.” Handtyped text, xerox transfer, copper panels.

Spike, Kristin Sherwood
(1996) Steel, linen thread.

Keith Smith With It, Keith Smith
(1996) Basingwerk etching paper and Mohawk Superfine, digital photography and watercolor.

Haqazzuzza, Reginald Walker
(1985) Rubber stamps. (On loan from Gérard Charrière.)

The Moon, Susan Weil
(1995) Etchings by Marjorie Van Dyke and Vincent FitzGerald. Calligraphy by Jerry Kelly. Letterpress and silkscreen, bound in paper-covered boards. Published by Vincent FitzGerald & Co. (On loan from Vincent FitzGerald & Co.)

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 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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Exhibition catalogue for "Coptic and Collage"
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Coptic and Collage (1997) Center for Book Arts
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