The work of six presses and one bookbinder at The Center for Book Arts.
Ted Danforth said of the exhibition: “Beyond offering an excellent schedule of courses in the book arts, mounting shows in this gallery, and operating as a nexus for the book arts the Center for Book Arts also has a small and affordable spaces for rent to book artists. Space being such a problem in this city–but especially for anyone brave enough to encumber themselves with the necessary impediments to letterpress printing–these studios offer presses and binders the opportunity to work in a congenial environment and to share some basic equipment.
This show presents the work of six presses and one bookbinder working in five studios at the Center. Heterodox by definition, we have brought together here the work of book artists with very different aesthetic and intellectual programs and varying degrees of experience. Two of the presses–Nadja and Purgatory Pie–have been producing fine printing for over a decade. Vital Signs and Alileah have been in operation for only a little more than two years each and have so far produced admirable work very different from each other, as well as from the two more ‘mature’ presses.”
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.