New Book Art: Scholar Residents of 2018

The 2017-18 Cohort for the Scholarship for Advanced Studies in the Book Arts have each demonstrated their commitment to specific areas of practice within the book arts. The exhibited works by Laura Byrne, Elizabeth Castaldo and Ben Denzer contend with the traditional forms and themes used in Book Art. As seen in Castaldo and Denzer’s practice, New Book Art interrogates the artworks’ materiality in order to repurpose and reincarnate natural and ready-made book objects. Byrne demonstrates New Book Art as an opportunity to revisit the tradition of printing religious iconography and symbolism. Together, the works narrativize the curious exploration and formation of an exciting contemporary trajectory, creating a new way to engage in the field of book arts.

Exhibition Views

skull and crossbones surrounded by red letters
Seven Deadly Sins (2018) Laura Byrne
green oblong book with one word per pages printed in green and orange
The Witness (2018) Ben Denzer
book of napkins, dolar bills, sweetener packets, american chese slices, and fortune cookie fortunes
Five Books by Catalogue Press (2019) Ben Denzer
light blue inflatable book jacket that looks like a water wing
Inflatable Book Jacket (2018) Ben Denzer
accordion book with a forest of trees
ove Grows in the Forest (2018) Elizabeth Castaldo
CMYK letterpress prints of trees
Trees in Winter (2019, proofs) Elizabeth Castaldo
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