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THE ARTFUL BOOK 2019 Group Show
November 2, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
As Barbara Young notes in her accompanying essay to the exhibition: “While the artist book is, first and foremost, a book made by an artist, it is not necessarily about art. It is art. Sometimes these art objects are referred to as book art. They are amazingly diverse in their form and content. They may be crafted of the finest leathers and papers or assembled from repurposed materials or books. They are often made of delightfully textured materials. In content they are as varied as their creators. Sometimes they are unique objects. At other times artists’ books are produced in editions. In multiples, like zines, they are a practical, inexpensive, and portable means to reach a wide audience. Some artists create these book-like artworks exclusively. Other artists may be more recognized for their work in other media – painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, video art, and more. What the artists who make books have in common is a love for the physical quality, intimacy, and magic of traditional books, which has led them to use the book format to express their individual concepts.”
THE ARTFUL BOOK 2019 is comprised of art books by John William Bailly, Mario Bencomo, Margarita Cano, Pablo Cano, Martin Casuso, Rosemarie Chiarlone with poet Susan Weiner, Natalia Garcia-Lee, Maria A. Gonzalez, Pedro Hernandez, Robert Huff, Jeff Larson, Emilio Adán Martinez, Gary Moore, Barbara Neijna, Lydia Rubio, Donna Ruff, Claire Jeanine Satin, Carol Todaro, César Trasobares, Tony Vazquez-Figueroa, Tom Virgin, and Purvis Young.
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