\’flō\: art, text, new media

Text and image are two forms of communication that have enormous potential to combine, intermingle, blend, and flow – thus creating new modes of expression. This is the underlying theme of \’flō\: art, text, new media, a group exhibition opening at The Center for Book Arts, on view from April 15 to June 27, 2009.

The exhibition features over thirty artists, whose backgrounds are in different media, including painting, sculpture, video and performance art, printing, and the book arts. These artists are exhibiting new work that exemplifies the creative dynamism of melding the written word with visual arts.

Exhibition Curator Rocío Aranda-Alvarado says: “Through the imaginative prism of these artists, it’s no longer necessary to regard text and image as separate substances, like oil and water. Instead, they have profound potential to blend and create a synthesis of expressive forms, something beyond the realm of traditional media.”

Exhibition Checklist:

Cara  Barer

(2008) C-print

Victoria  Bean

Crybaby, Fatso, Nowhere
(2008) Lenticular three word peoms

Karen  Bleitz

Portrait of a Gem Hunter
(2009) Video

Terry  Boddie

Real Estate
(2007) Mixed media on paper

Shambles III
(2002) Gelatin silver emulsion on paper

Chris  Burnett

Reading Through…
(2009) Digital Video

Sprawl Code: Descriptions
(2007) Published book

Karlos  Carcamo

Fade Piece # 9 (Place/Paraje)
(2009) Vinyl lettering on glass and color photographs

Brendan  Carroll

Bologna and Mayo on White Bread
(2008) Polaroid photographs, typewritten text, opaque correction fluid

Cheto Juan  Castellano

La Raza
(2007) Pen on paper

Santa Maria
(2007) Pen on paper

Vidal  Centeno

(2005) Vinyl tubing, rope light and permanent marker

Andrew  Demirjian

The Rustle of Language
(2006) Digital Video

Dahlia  Elsayed

Index Portrait: Miles Davis
(2005) Acrylic on paper

Index Portrait: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
(2006) Acrylic on paper

Leor  Grady

In Order of Appearance
(2008) Single Channel Video


(2008) Internet website with text-poems, laptop

Heather  Johnson

Bitches and Bastards
(2008) Diptychs, thread on Linen

Hello Mom
(2008) Diptychs, thread on Linen

Make me
(2008) Diptychs, thread on Linen

Sea sick
(2008) Diptychs, thread on Linen

Elaine  Kaufman

American Empire
(2007) Pencil on paper

Swati  Khurana

‘Love Letters as Necessary Fictions’
Paper, ink, string, found miniature-display box

Jessica  Lagunas

Drawing of Man / Drawing of Woman
(2007) Diptych; perfume on rice paper

Tami  Lynn

Good Bye
(2007) Chromogenic print

(2007) Chromogenic print

Jeanette  May

Fear of Flying
(1997) Gelatin silver print from polapan negative

Sex and the New Single Girl
(1997) Polapan and book

Sex and the New Single Girl
(1997) Polapan and book

The Sensuous Woman
(1997) Polapan and book

Emily  McVarish

(2005) Letterpress book

The Square
(2009) Letterpress book

Roni  Mocan

Recuerdos/Memories Series (Me Recorde de Ti/I Was Reminded of You Series)
(2007) Chromogenic print

Shayok  Mukhopadhyay

42 cents a mile
(2008) Chromogenic print

Always Low Prices
(2008) Chromogenic print

Wonder Bread, Hostess Cake
(2008) Chromogenic print

Yellow Truck
(2008) Chromogenic print

Clifford  Owens

Text Piece
(2006) Digital video

Robin  Price

43, Acording to Robin Price, with Annotated Bibliography
(2007) Book

Diane  Samuels

To Norma
(2001) Digital video and book

Rocco  Scary

The Palace Remembered
(2007) Digital video and book

Holli  Schorno

January 15, 2018
(2009) Mixed media collage

January 17, 2018
(2009) Mixed media collage

January 19, 2018
(2009) Mixed media collage

January 25, 2018
(2009) Mixed media collage

Masumi  Shibata

Uncertain English Dictionary
(2008) Book

Nyugen  Smith

Meditation Plates # 1
(2005) Wood, twine, acrylic, tempra, wire

Jennifer  Sullivan

Borrowed Confidence
(2008) Paper Mache book

Women Who Love Too Much
(2006) Paper mache book

Scott  Taylor

(2008) Charcoal on printed paper

Delmira  Valladares

First Aid
(2009) Digital video

Alejandra  Villasmil

Para Ti
(2008) Collage on magazine cover

Sam  Winston

Passion (from Romeo & Juliet series)
(2009) Diptych, cut up type and rice paste glue

Rage (from Romeo & Juliet series)
(2009) Diptych, cut up type and rice paste glue

Artist Talk

With Dahlia Elsayed, Jessica Lagunas, Clifford Owens, and Robin Price.
Moderated by Rocío Aranda-Alvarado.
Wednesday, May 27, at 6:30 pm
The Center for Book Arts

Support for the 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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