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New Book Art: Workspace Residents 2018 April 18- June 29, 2019 The 2018 Workspace Residents will be exhibiting the projects completed during their year-long Residency at the Center. International Woman of Mystery II: Amru Sani, by Shelly Bahl; Governing Vessels, by Milcah Bassel; Force Field Series, by Charlotte Becket; The Inclining Dial, by Alix Pentecost Farren; Sunny Garden in Blue: Stories from the Caribbean to Brooklyn, by Bundith Phunsombatlert. Governing Vessels by Milcah Bassel Opening Reception: April 18, 2019, 6:30 pm…Find out more »
DEPOSITS | a Featured Artist Project by Inge Bruggeman April 18- June 29, 2019 Featured artist, Inge Bruggeman will be exhibiting her new project Deposits, which is the second piece in her ongoing series called The Active Reading Series where readers explore the physical act of reading in different ways. Deposits is a book that is meant to be read while ascending or descending a short ladder. She will also be displaying another recent book project titled, The Quickest Forever, a contemplative…Find out more »
RISING TOGETHER | an Exhibition of Artists’ Books, Prints and Zines with a Social Conscience April 18- June 29, 2019 A traveling exhibit organized by the College Book Art Association Rising Together showcases the potential of the book arts to engage—through messaging, through critique, through action—and to speak truth to power in an era when such truth is dire. The work in Rising Together demonstrates how artist books give activism a visual voice, and can serve as powerful agents in…Find out more »
Scholarship for Advanced Studies in Book Arts
This year’s Scholarship show features the works of Laura Byrne, Elizabeth Castaldo, and Ben Denzer.Find out more »
Inside/Out: Family, Memory, Loss, Displacement, Catastrophe
The photographers and artists in this exhibition see the self-published photobook as a place of independence, a place where they can experiment freely with form, but, more importantly, as a testing ground for reflection, self-examination, meditation and ideas that the main market does little to accommodate. The quick turnaround from concept to creation also allows them to react to national and international news, making the books not only an aesthetic endeavor but also a political one.
2018 Master Faculty Fellow: Sally Alatalo: Cultivating Book and Land
Sally Alatalo’s practice coalesces around a habit of parsing the quotidian for all it’s worth, and percolates in the hybrid realms of language collage, visual poetry, artists’ books, unruly archives and performative events. Her current projects originate in the rehabilitation of an orchard and woodlands in rural SW Michigan as a site to investigate agri/horti/cultur/al practices.
Featured Artist Project: Monica Ong
Monica Ong is a visual artist and poet whose hybrid image-poems juxtapose diagram and diary, bearing witness to silenced histories of the body.
Opulence: Not Everything that Glitters is Gold
Our 2018 Artist Members exhibition is of artwork that looks behind the velvet curtain, in particular at our current economic, social, political, ecological, and cultural issues/concerns. There are also playful works that have multiple lawyers of meaning and interpretations.
Look, Look, Look...A Playful Book
The children’s book artist uses the full potentiality: form, color, material, text, and images forming an indivisible and interdependent whole. These books are not designed to be read, they are not merely the support of a text: they are a complete creation.