Thanks to CBA member Daniel K. Smith! He contributed this description of the recent class by Julie Chen, our 2008 Sally R. Bishop Faculty Fellow:
In the Julie Chen's Masterclass, The Editioned Book from Start to Finish, six individuals produced an edition of nine quality books filled with strong images and ideas. Julie Chen did a superb job of guiding the group to form a basic concept and develop the images into a cohesive work of art. Each student contributed one page based on Julie's suggested guide lines and theme. Each had a good background in some element of the production process, either binding, printing or assembly.
As someone who's taken many classes at the Center over the years, this was a special opportunity to use my skills and work with a highly respected and accomplished artist. I'm thrilled with the result.
- Daniel K. Smith, Strike Three Press
Click here to see more photos from the Masterclass.
To see more of Julie Chen's work, please visit her at Flying Fish Press.
October 11, 2008
Mark the weekend of October 24-26 on your calendars when NYC will be playing host to an elegant sufficiency of book arts related events and activities.
Come say hello and see the Center's table of wares at the NY Art Book Fair, Printed Matter's annual fair of contemporary art books, art catalogs, artists' books, art periodicals, and 'zines offered for sale by over 120 international publishers, booksellers, and antiquarian dealers.
The Center will also be hosting an on the spot bookbinding workshop at the fair on Sunday the 26th at noon.
Phillips de Pury & Company
450 West 15th Street at 10th Avenue, 3rd floor, NYC (map)
Friday/Saturday, October 24 & 25, 2008, 11am - 7pm
Sunday, October 26, 2008, 11am - 5pm
There's also a Benefit Preview for Printed Matter on Thursday, October 23, from 6 to 9pm. General admission ticket are $20, with a ticket edition by Jonathan Monk, or $150 plus "I Married an Artist," by Anne Collier and Matthew Higgs, edition of 150.
Admission to the NY Art Book Fair is free. More info at http://www.nyartbookfair.com/.
Friday evening, October 24th at 6:30 we will be hosting here at the Center an artist talk and reception for Julie Chen, our 2008 Sally R. Bishop Faculty Fellow. She'll talk about her editioned sculptural bookworks produced under the Flying Fish Press imprint. Guests will be treated to a closer look at the amazing works she's produced over the years in the gallery. Julie's a technical whiz and her work includes sculptural game pieces, moving parts, pop-ups, revolving wheels, and other interactive special effects. You can see more work by Julie on her website here: http://flyingfishpress.com/
Those wishing to learn how exactly she managed to do that in an edition will be able to pick up some tricks at the three day Master Class The Editioned Book From Start to Finish that she will be teaching here that weekend, Friday, October 24 through Sunday October 26. Contact us at 212-481-0295 if you are interested in registering.
Also that weekend is:
ARLIS/NY CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS' BOOKS CONFERENCE
NEW YORK CITY | OCTOBER 23-26 2008
In collaboration with Printed Matter's NY Art Book Fair, the Art Libraries Society of New York (ARLIS/NY) announces a conference on contemporary artists' books. The program will include speakers, panels, artists' presentations, institutional tours, and receptions. The conference focuses on recent developments in artists' books, a period of increasing diversity in the field. The conference will present a rare opportunity to explore the contemporary scene, promising a thought-provoking opportunity for discourse among scholars, collectors, artists, and librarians.Participants and speakers include AA Bronson, May Castleberry, Buzz Spector and Dexter Sinister. Complete schedule at http://www.arlisny.org/cabc/. The Center will be hosting a reception on Saturday evening, October 25th at 6:30 for conference attendees. Please join us!