Mutilated/Cultivated Environments

Organized by Carol Barton and Alexander Campos

This exhibition approaches the subject matter of landscape and other related environment in an inclusive and diverse manner from sculpture forms to traditional letterpress books and prints. The goal of this exhibition is demonstrate the conceptual presentation of topography in book arts rather than the traditional illustrative manner. Many of the works are considered altered books that were carved into 3-dimensional landscapes while other artists use typography and/or mix-media to suggest terrain.

Exhibition Checklist:

Andre Lee  Bassuet

Conversations in the Sky
(2005) Silkscreen, Asian cord

Douglas  Beube

Border Crossing
(2006) Altered Book; zippers

Susan Goethel  Campbell

Hub/Rim/Beyond
(2006) 3 parts; photographs, mixed media on magnetic sheeting

Ana  Cordeiro

5th Attempt to Express the Feel of a Hay Field
(2006) Mixed media, black and white prints

Beatrice  Coron

San Cristobal de las Casas
(2005) Cut Arches paper

Joyce  Cutler-Shaw

The Sycamore Leaf Canopy
(2003) Mixed media

Steven C.  Daiber

Cuba
(2005) Photo album, lithograph, collage, maps

Kristy  Deetz

Abridged
(2005) Carved wood, encaustic, boar’s hair

Tommaso  Durante

Terra Australis
(2003) Offset printing/paper

Anne  Gilman

All George Bush’s horses and all George Bush’s men couldn’t put the world back together again
(2004) Mixed media with wax, vellum, thread, graphite, charcoal, pencil, dry pigment

Emily  Gold

Dormancy
(2006) Arched paper, matt board, mixed media

Janet  Goldner

Can We Acknowledge?
(2003) steel

Katarina  Jerinic

Proposal for a Walk Through a Patch of Grass
(2005) Archival inkjet print, temporary tattoos, photocopied map

Mary Jane  Kidd

Field and Clouds
(2006) Collage, mixed media

Kumi  Korf

Clouds, Sticks, Stones and a Stream
(2006) Used tarlatan, stone, sticks, plastic, foam core, intaglio prints on Japanese paper

Guy  Laramee

The Grand Library
(2003) Sandblasted books, steel, wood

Stephanie Brody  Lederman

On Small Summer Roads
(2006) Acrylic, found materials

Mary Ellen  Long

Winter Pressing ’05-’06
(2006) Wire-wrapped nature altered paper, natural elements

Ken  Montgomery

Want Tiki Bars and Luaus
(2006) Laminated newspaper clippings, rubber stamps, tape

Heidi  Neilson

Atlas of Punctuation
(2004) Mohawk Superfine, coverboard paper, letterpress

Tara  O’Brien

Documentation
(2005) Plexiglass, soil, seeds, water

Amee J.  Pollack

Community Directory
(2006) Altered book, carved, collaged, waxed community directory

Laura  Russell

Urban Decay
(2006) Archival digital inkjet prints, stained Tyvek flyleaves, plywood

Rocco  Scary

Your Very Own Personal Escape Route
(2006) Handmade Gampi paper, oxidized metal, mixed media

Tennille Davis  Shuster

Unearthed
(2005) Letterpress printed, handmade pineapple leaf paper, palm fronds, flagbook structure

Katrin  Sigurdardottir

Untitled
Molding wood, wire mesh, lamps, ribbons

Robert C.  Smith

Ocean Motion
(2006) Case bound fabric, cut Canson paper, digital type, watercolor insert

Laurie  Spitz

Community Directory
(2006) Altered book, carved, collaged, waxed community directory

Susan  Weinz

TO-PI-AR-Y
(2006) Inkjet prints on mixed papers, mixed media

Sam  Winston

A Dictionary Story
(2009) Lithograph, concertina binding

Liz  Zanis

Potential New Friend Waiting Area Two (Maspeth)
(2006) Screenprint on balsa and aircraft wood

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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