January 25, 2008
All three of our winter 2008 exhibitions opened last Friday night, and we drew quite a crowd. We were pleased to see so many new (as well as familiar) faces come out to see the work and talk to the artists. Skipping the Page, Featured Artist Project: Barbara Barnes Allen, and Spotlight: Block, Paper, Skin will all be on display through March 29th.
Saturday, January 26th from 1 to 5pm we're proud to host our annual Winter Open House. We'll feature book arts demonstrations with Sophia Kramer, Yukari Hayashida, Roni Gross, Barbara Henry, and Delphi Basilicato. We'll be answering all your questions about the upcoming season of workshops, and you can take some time to enjoy the current exhibitions. Please join us.
Click here to see more pictures from the opening reception.
January 14, 2008
We're all hard at work on installing the first exhibition of the new year, Skipping the Page, organized by Graham Parker. This exhibition takes as its starting point the idea of tempo as it relates to the printed page. In doing so it invites us to consider the technology of the book as a device to depict and respond to the passing of time, at a time when other technologies are more often foregrounded as appropriate to the task.
All of the art works in this exhibition invoke an idea of rhythm, of mean tempo – in many cases invoking that rhythm only to compromise it with acts of ambiguity, failure, culture jamming, disruption, acceleration and deceleration from an expected tempo of an action or process. Including works by: Michael Baers, Svetlana Boym, Beth Campbell, Julie Chen/Barbara Tetenbaum, Tim Etchells, Hugo Glendinning, Neil Goldberg
Karen Hanmer, Ryan Holmberg,Vlatka Horvat, Sam Lewitt, Marie Lorenz, Richard McGuire,
Trong Nguyen,Lean Oates, Mark Orange, Garrett Ricciardi, Marco Roso, Seth Price,
Lan Tuazon, Uwasa Masato, Chris Ware, and 432a (Nami Matsuo & Lars Niki).
We're planning on having an artist talk in February with some of the artists in the show, as well as a screening on March 7th at 6:30pm; We'll be featuring some of the video projects related to the exhibition that night.
We're all anxious to see how these ideas will take form once the installation is complete. I hope you can join us for the opening this Friday.
Click here for pictures from the exhibition