Sometimes, artistic limitations can foster even greater creativity; when text is minimal or absent, book artists must decide how to tell stories using different tools:
• Images can be detailed or abstract
• Materials like paper can serve as content
• The structure of the book can influence how the reader interacts with it
By carefully considering each of these elements, book artists invite us to slow down and take a closer look. This exhibit give us the freedom to interpret each artists’ book based on our own experiences and backgrounds, rather than relying on words printed on a page.
Beyond Words: Artists’ Books will be in the main gallery from March 24 – May 21, 2017.
Islam Aly | Anne Covell | Mari Eckstein Gower | Karen Hardy | Lucy Holtsnider | Andrew Huot | Roberta Lavadour | Angela Lorenz | Emily Martin | Sharon McCartney | Tekla McInerney | Cynthia Nawalinski | Teresa Pankratz | Pamela Paulsrud | Tatiana Potts | Lisa Beth Robinson | Dolph Smith | Beata Wehr
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 7-8 p.m.
Alice C. Sabatini Gallery
Art Librarian and Curator Brea Black discusses the Beyond Words artists’ books exhibit.
Abstract Landscape Books
Monday, May 15, 2017 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Marvin Auditorium 101C
Learn to paint abstract aerial landscapes and turn them into a finished book. Registration required. Registration begins Saturday, April 1.