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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.
Scholarship for Advanced Studies in Book Arts
This year’s Scholarship show features the works of Amber Heaton, Maria Veronica Martin, and Norah Maki.
Emily McVarish: Last Year at Dark
This exhibition will explore the space between books and other time-based media through typographic interpretation of musical form, sequential page composition, and filmed text.
Our Anthropocene: Eco Crises
The artists in this exhibition respond to the ecological crises of our Anthropocene, which we ignore at the peril of our own ecocide.
Beyond the Rules
This exhibition encompasses examples of Mark Cockram's output from the last few years in which he has been exploring the more creative side of bookbinding and the wider field of book arts. Mark has been very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to work with some fantastic text blocks provided by understanding and adventurous collectors. When working on commission, it is a rare privilege to be given a completely free hand. He loves making creative bindings for beautiful books, pushing himself technically and artistically to maintain a balance between reflecting the visual and literary content of each book, and expressing himself as a contemporary artist.
Felicia Rice: Collaboration and Metamorphosis
Featuring DOC/UNDOC an interactive, immersive work of art that combines 19th-century print technology with 21st-century digital typography; performance art and poetry; video and sound art; Old World traditions of the cabinet of curiosities with New World Mexican and Chicano traditions of altar making, this exhibition will also include works from Rice’s Latino and Chicano series.