Artists’ books which feature a narrative line within a visual work.
Norman B. Colp, the curator, said of the exhibit: “The title for this exhibit bespeaks long held family secrets and covert information withheld from your youthful ears until you were ‘old enough.’ You may not have been privy to the stories because they were related when you had long since fallen asleep, or they were told in your presence but you could not decipher them for they were spoken in the tongue of your grandparents and you had only a faint knowledge of a word here and there.
In seeking out artists for this show, I included not only active bookmakers like Ida Applebroog, Barton Benes, and Stephanie Brody Lederman, but also visual artists who had never before made an artist’s book.
This exhibit unveils some of those untold stories, but the greater part of the bookworks are here simply for visual pleasure.”
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.