Fun & Games (and Such)

Curated by Alexander Campos and Julie Chen.

The theme of the 2008 members exhibition examines book and related arts that have a playful, game-like, and/or interactive characteristic. The work can be whimsical and/or conceptual in nature although functional and/or activated aspects to the work should be of equal importance. Artworks featured in this exhibition shall represent a broad range of book and related arts, including but not limited to prints, books, sculptures, mix-media installation, film & video, and performance art.

Exhibition Checklist:

Rosaire  Appel

  • Your Guess is as Good as Mine
    (2008) Digital print, (1/10)

Brendan  Carroll

  • Money Shot
    (2008) Polaroid photography, type written text, white out

Ana Paula Cordeiro

  • Salvaged Scraps and Shreds
    (2007) Letterpress, inkjet, hot stamping

Joan Iversen Goswell

  • George’s Playing Cards
    Playing cards / digital images

Karen Hanmer

  • Who’s Next?
    (2005) Commercially printed map

Candace Hicks

  • Message Boards
    (2008) Relief Prints

George A. Hughes

  • “Help Wanted”
    (2008) Construction; wood, copper, glass

Rosamond King

  • Divination Cards from The Poetry Dr.’s Performance
    (2008) Mixed media, metal & paper
  • Poetry Pills from The Poetry Dr.’s Performance
    (2008) Mixed media, metal & paper
  • Talking Dice from The Poetry Dr.’s Performance
    (2008) Velvet bag and wooden letter dice

Ann Kronenberg

  • Nose Box
    (2008) Laser printer, computer typeset

Aimee Lee

  • Police Report HL – 361407
    (2005) Letterpress on days of the week underwear

Su Lund

  • All Andy All the Time
    (2008) Sculptural wall book, (1/1). Wood construction brass and metal parts, pigments, photos, Andy quotes, wooden letters, Catholic medal, dominoes, interactive Andy “Famous 15 Minutes” punch card, “Believe” brass star, dollar bills, star charts, wood blocks and orbs, found objects, glass optics with eye, etc.

Mikhail Magaril

  • Boy Friends
    (2004) Oil on canvas
  • First Kiss
    (2004) Oil on canvas
  • Nuclear Nurses
    (2004) Oil on canvas
  • The First Erection (thinking about Lenin)
    (2004) Oil on canvas

Emily Martin

  • The Felxagon Series
    (2007) Letterpress (15/100)

Susan Mills

  • X/O Box
    (2008) Artist bookwork

Ken Montgomery

  • The EZ OK Game
    (2008) Wooden box, 60 laminated cards, DVD

Shervone Neckles

  • The Tales of Red Rag Rosie & Little Miss Pinky Paper Doll Story
    (2004) Construction paper cutouts on blackboard with white chalk

Heidi Neilson

  • Home Planetarium Survey
    (2008) Digital offset

Purgatory Pie Press

  • PurgaToys
    (2004) Letterpress 7 die cut, handset type, lino cut (43/100)

Michelle Raccagni

  • Exquisite Political Bodies
    (2008) Watercolor on Bristol

Barbara Rosenthal

  • You & I Cardgame
    (2007) Xerox, digital printer, rubber stamp (4/12)

Miriam Schaer

  • The Poisoner’s Kiss Series: Father presses all the flowers to his heart; but he kisses the flower that pleases him best
    (2007) Xerox transfer with hand embroidery on doll dresses. Text from, ‘The Angel’, Hans Christian Anderson
  • The Poisoner’s Kiss Series: How frightened I have been! How dark it was inside the wolf!
    (2007) Xerox transfer with hand embroidery on doll dresses. Text from, ‘Little Red Cap’, Brothers Grimm
  • The Poisoner’s Kiss Series: Let them scream as much as they like. You will fly up into the clouds
    (2007) Xerox transfer with hand embroidery on doll dresses. Text from, ‘The Storks’, Hans Christian Anderson
  • The Poisoner’s Kiss Series: Oh shake me, shake me! We apples are all ripe! So she shook the tree till the apples fell like rain
    (2007) Xerox transfer with hand embroidery on doll dresses. Text from, ‘Mother Holle’, Brothers Grimm
  • The Poisoner’s Kiss Series: The beautiful bird sits no longer singing in the nest; the cat has got it, and will scratch out your eyes as well
    (2007) Xerox transfer with hand embroidery on doll dresses. Text from, ‘Rapunzel’, Brothers Grimm
  • The Poisoner’s Kiss Series: The executioner cut off her feet with the red shoes but the shoes danced way with the little feet deep into the forest
    (2007) Xerox transfer with hand embroidery on doll dresses. Text from, ‘The Red Shoes’, Hans Christian Anderson
  • The Poisoner’s Kiss Series: They were so pretty yesterday, and now all the leaves hang withered
    (2007) Xerox transfer with hand embroidery on doll dresses. Text from, ‘Princess Ida’ Hans Christian Anderson

Tamar Stone

  • Health, Strength, Grace and Symmetry, Vol. 2: Develop to the Highest Degree of Attainable Perfection
    (2007) Antique quilted doll corset with hand sewn button holes, machine stiched pink embroidered text

Irwin Susskind

  • Dark Landscape
    (2008) Unknown

Jill Timm

  • The Train Game
    (2007) Giclee printing (22/550)

Sally Tosti

  • Puzzle Box, Coney Island
    (2008) Inkjet – Archival (AP)

Christa Wolf

  • Kinder Verse
    (2008) Handwriting (1/4)

Liz  Zanis

  • Talking with my Closet
    (2008) Screen-print on balsa (2/15)

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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