[Local events] FWD: through 5/10, Artist's Books at Central Library

David Abel passages at rdrop.com
Thu Apr 23 15:29:14 PDT 2009

[Though I am highly biased in this regard, I have to emphasize that this 
is a terrific exhibition, not to be missed!]

Book + Art = Contemporary Artist's Books and Broadsides
from the John Wilson Special Collections

March 16 - May 10, 2009

Collins Gallery   
3rd Floor, Central Library
801 S.W. 10th Avenue

Information about the exhibition, gallery hours, links to the artists, 
and more can be found at www.multcolib.org/events/collins/bookart.html

For more information, contact Jim Carmin, jimc at multcolib.org or 503.988.6287


Artists have been associated with books since the beginning of book 
production centuries ago. But around the mid-20th-century, fine artists 
began making books that are works of art that critics now call "artist's 
books" or "bookworks." Because the Pacific Northwest is particularly 
rich in book artists, Multnomah County Library's John Wilson Special 
Collections has been actively collecting these materials for more than a 

This exhibition features selections from the hundreds of titles within 
the special collections and includes "prototypes" of artist's books from 
the early 20th century; books by Oregon artists; books with unusual 
structures or made with unusual materials; letterpress books; books 
produced using copy machines or typewriters; one-of-a-kind and multiple 
edition books; and hand-printed broadsides of poetry and other texts.

Artists in the exhibit include:

Claire Van Vliet
Walter Hamady
Barbara Tetenbaum
Sandy Tilcock
Chris Stern
Warja Honegger-Lavater
Kathy Kuehn
Emily Larned
Sarah Chamberlain
Timothy Ely
Jessica Spring
Shu-Ju Wang
Inge Bruggeman
Diane Jacobs
Ken Campbell
Clemens-Tobias Lang
Sarah Horowitz
Mare Blocker
Sabine Golde
Catherine Alice Michaelis
Leonard Baskin
Alison Knowles
and many others

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