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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.
The Internal Machine
Following this notion of the book as not only object but of mechanism, The Internal Machine suggests a perspective that considers the book object as a piece of technology. Utilizing a thought process that highlights the relationship between form and function and their dual contribution to the movement of a book through time and space, The Internal Machine prompts the question of a book’s structure in relation to its purpose.
Protest ≠ Profest: Global Burdens
This annual Artist Members Exhibition presents artworks that deal with activism or passionate convictions toward current societal concerns, issues, desires and/or trends with a focus on artists’ books and works that relate to the concept of book arts.
Animation + Printing
This exhibition presents a selection of short animated films from around the US and the world, each created using techniques common in the book arts such as letterpress printing from moveable type, wood type, pressure printing, lino and wood cut, etching, silkscreen as well as animation in watermarked paper.