Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Winter 2016 News

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Exhibitions
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Reading with the Senses
Roberts Gallery, Lesley University College of Art and Design
1801 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA

March 10 - April 17, 2016

The exhibition includes 54 international contemporary artists’ books and is guest-curated by Ruth R. Rogers, Curator of Special Collections at Wellesley College. More information here.

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Page by Page
Center for Photography at Woodstock
59 Tinker Street, Woodstock NY

February 20 - April 10, 2016

A book exhibition curated by Hannah Frieser, Executive Director, including "6x6xScottMcCarney" and "Hanging Index #22: Granger's Index to Poetry Supplement 1960-1965." More information here. 

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Ink and Paper: A Collaborative Exhibition of Artist Books
and Letterpress Prints
Main Street Arts
20 W Main St, Clifton Springs, NY

February 20–March 25, 2016

An exhibition featuring artist books and letterpress prints from across New York state. Main Street Arts selected the participating organizations and art centers and they in turn, selected the artists/artwork to be included. I'm showing a copy of "Alphabook 10," completed during a residency at the Electronic Arts Institute last June. More information here.

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Between the Covers: Altered Books in Contemporary Art
Everhart Museum
1901 Mulberry St, Scranton, PA

February 5 - June 6, 2016

"In reshaping both subject and material, the artists repackage our personal attachment to the written text as a catalyst for memory and the imagination while rekindling our sensorial response to the book’s physicality." A group exhibition of guest curated by Sarah Tanguy. More information here.

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Together/Apart
GAGV Gallery Q
100 College Avenue, Rochester NY

February 5 - March 15, 2016

The Gay Alliance of Genesee Valley opens its new Gallery Q 
with this exhibition of works addressing companionship, loss, 
and relationships. I'm showing a suite of photo collage prints 
created for "saga," a book collaboration with skĂșta published 
by the Journal of Artist Books last fall and a collection 
of altered book valentines I've made for Keith over the 
years. This is the first time showing of all this work (!). 
Curated by Alice Carver-Kubik.

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Cut, Fold, and Form: Featuring Kiff Slemmons and Julie VonDerVellen
Racine Art Museum
441 Main Street, Racine WI

January 24 – May 1, 2016

The Racine Art Museum chose works from their permanent collection to accompany the paper jewelry of Kiff and paper watches and clocks by Julie. The curator sent me a nice letter alerting me to the inclusion of "Alphabook 3" in the exhibition. More information here.

I have known Kiff for a number of years and have been lucky to visit Arte Papel, the handmade paper mill and workshop in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca Mexico, where her incredibly inventive jewelry pieces are lovingly crafted. More information about Arte Papel here.
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Amid/In Western New York, Part 6
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202

January 15 – February 26, 2016

Hallwalls presents the sixth (and second to last) part of its 
seven-part series Amid/In Western New York, regional survey 
exhibitions curated by John Massier, Kyle Butler, and Rebecca 
Wing. I'm exhibiting two new oversized one-of-a-kind books for the first time: "T-shirts Collected and Bound by Scott McCarney," and "Plastic Bags Collected and Bound by Scott McCarney." More information here.


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New Books
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Plastic Bags Collected and Bound by Scott McCarney, 2015
15 x 19 inches; printed plastic, stab-bound in board covers

The latest "autobiography" organizing small collections of personal ephemera into books which illuminate different aspects of my life through physical evidence of everyday actions. 









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Summer Workshops
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Binding Digital Bookworks
Visual Studies Workshop
31 Prince Street, Rochester NY

June 20-21, 2016

A two-day intensive in conjunction with VSW's biannual Photo-Bookworks Symposium*, June 23-25, 2016. More information here.

*Keith Smith will be a featured exhibiting artist for the Symposium with an exhibition focussing on his book "Ladies First" plus a series of photo collage works featuring Frida Kahlo.

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Experiential Artists Books
Wells Book Arts Center
170 Main Street, Aurora NY


July 17-23, 2016

"The week will strive to integrate content, choice of materials, binding techniques and the action of turning pages in time and space into complete and independent works of art."  More information here.

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Bookbinding for Photographers
Center for Photography at Woodstock
59 Tinker Street, Woodstock NY

September 2-4, 2016

This workshop employs the basic tools and techniques of hand bookbinding to make a unique product tailored to the physical and conceptual needs of photographic images. The focus is primarily on physical considerations of the book with discussion of how binding structures and layout strategies literally as well as figuratively support image display. More information here.

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