Organized by Brian Hannon.
Works by small & fine presses.
Brian Hannon, former Executive Director of the Center for Book Arts and curator of this exhibition, said of the exhibit: “…The history of printing is inherent in this exhibition of contemporary, printed books. All of the works in some way acknowledge the traditions of printing and typography to convey the ideas of the artist and recognize the authority of print. Some, however, purposely undermine that authority or use it to impact ironic or whimsical notions. In each book, there is a unique emphasis on either the text, image, subject, or book structure that transcends the usual expectations regarding printed works. These bookworks confirm that printing remains an eloquent form of expression for artist who have the character and talent to transform this mechanical universe into one of ideas and beauty.”
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.