Sanctuary

Since 1974, the Center for Book Arts has been committed to artistic expression and exploration of the structural and conceptual possibilities of the Book. This year we are reaffirming our commitment to provide opportunities for all to further their creative indulgence—as a site to share narratives; generate new discourses and ideas; and build creative communities bound by collaboration and respect.

The theme of the 2019 Artist Members Exhibition at Center for Book Arts is centered in the artistic exploration of Sanctuary; how can the book arts be used as a tool to create and facilitate notions of inclusion and safety? How can the book be used to imagine new possibilities for Sanctuary? Artists delve into the conceptuality and physicality of safe space creation, in conjunction with the theoretical and applied practices of bookmaking.

Artists

 

Artists Talk will be September 19, at 6:30 pm

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.

Exhibition Views

many pieces of book art sit on shelves in a gallery
Sanctuary (2019) CBA
accordion book
Advice (2019) Aileen Basis
accordion book
Advice (2019) Aileen Basis
spread 5 of fabric book with portrait of woman and doily
INTIMACY OF TANGIBLE SCRIPTURES (2018) Ioulia Akhmadeeva
spread 4 with portrait of old woman
INTIMACY OF TANGIBLE SCRIPTURES (2018) Ioulia Akhmadeeva
spread 3 of fabric book with portrait of young woman in white
INTIMACY OF TANGIBLE SCRIPTURES (2018) Ioulia Akhmadeeva
spread two of fabric book with photo of woman broken in half
INTIMACY OF TANGIBLE SCRIPTURES (2018) Ioulia Akhmadeeva
spread 1 of fabric book with white square and person
INTIMACY OF TANGIBLE SCRIPTURES (2018) Ioulia Akhmadeeva
soft fabric book cover with white square
INTIMACY OF TANGIBLE SCRIPTURES (2018) Ioulia Akhmadeeva
black paper cut over orange paper
literary islands (2019) Beatrice Coron
black paper cut of abstract shapes
literary islands (2019) Beatrice Coron
movie tin filled with postcards
How to Transition on Sixty Three Cents a Day (2013) Leopoldo Bloom
miniature book case
Library As Sanctuary (2019) Gail Smuda
diorama of home viewed through paper window
Window IV (2019) Pam Cooper
accordion book with pockets holding luggage tags
Invisible (2019) Pam Cooper
Jenna Hamed gives a tour of the exhibition Sanctuary
Jenna Hamed gives a tour of the exhibition Sanctuary (2019) CBA
Jenna Hamed gives a tour of the exhibition Sanctuary
Jenna Hamed gives a tour of the exhibition Sanctuary (2019) CBA
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