Narrative Sequences

This exhibition will focus on work that creates a sequence of images that leads from one to another as a literal or an implied narration unfolds. By this narrowing down to a single aspect of an artist’s book, Rosenberg is able to broaden the varieties of how artists explore telling a story, through form and content. For each of these artists in these works, a narrative emerges through the relationship of the previous to the following. They explore various commentaries on societies through who we are as a whole or as individuals, through personal experience or as participants in a broader culture, in an explicit way or a more abstract dance of natural forms.

Participating artists include:

Christoff Baron, Zane Berzina, Chris Bierl, Jay Bolotin, Sang-ah Choi, Beatrice Coron, Bill Creston, Kahn/Selesnick, Ben Katchor, Rachel Lumsden, Rafael Mundi, Heidi Neilson, Julia Schmid, Karina Skvirsky, Simona Soare.

Christoff  Baron

Gueules de bois (2009) Acrylic on wood

Zane  Berzina

TEXTURES (Notes on Skin) (2009) Mixed media

Chris  Bierl

‘Vibrants’, serial photographic tableau of the installation Vibrants Nr. B (2008) Photographic reproductions of fiber pieces on canvas, arranged through sine wave tonalities 20 panels & video

Jay  Bolotin

The Jackleg Testament, Part One: Jack & Eve (2005) Motion picture on DVD, 65 min.

Sang-Ah  Choi

Mu-topia (2008) Hand cut digital print

Beatrice  Coron

ElectriCity (2008) Cut Tyvek

ElectriCity (2008) Cut Tyvek

Bill  Creston

Selections from Promenade series (2009) Oil on cardboard


City of Salt (2004) Unique artist’s book, ink jet printed

Ben  Katchor

Julius Knipl, Real-Estate Photographer: The Beauty Supply District (Pantheon Books) (2000) Printed book

Selections from Shoehorn Technique series (2007) Ink jet print

The Carbon Copy Building (Cantalopue Music) (2006) Book with CD

Rachel  Lumsden

Selections from Bird Wars series (2009) Photopolymer etchings with monotype

Rafael  Mundi

Untitled (2008) Pastel on synthetic material

Untitled (2008) Pastel on synthetic material

Heidi  Neilson


On Safari, 1976
(2009) Artist book: digital offset

Julia  Schmid

Heimat Installation
(2008) Book and two prints

Schriftbild #4
(2009) Ink on paper

Karina Aguilera  Skvirsky

The end is near but I don’t want to go
(2010) Artist book

Karina Aguilera  Skvirsky

The end is near but I don’t want to go
(2010) Artist book

Simona  Soare

Drift into Purple Blue/Eine Reise ins Blaue
(2008) Etching, aquatint

Selections from, Miniatures series
(2009) Aquatints and etchings

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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