Saturday, August 4, 2012

Summer News
Reversing the Catastrophe of Fixed Meaning

A nice review of my show at VSW appeared in CITY Newspaper. You can read it here.

Here are some installation views of the exhibit. A shout out to Kris Merola and Dan Varenka for their help fabricating furniture and installing the work.

Megan Charland posted some nice photographs of the work on her blog. Check them out here. You might remember I cribbed her images of the Light Work exhibition for the Winter edition of smARTnews. (I'd say her posts are always interesting if it didn't sound so self-serving.)

State Library of Queensland

Keith's and my trip to Australia in June was a great success. Our lecture at the State Library of Queensland in Brisbane was recorded and is available on the SLQ website by clicking here. The pictures from our presentation are from Victoria Cooper + Doug Spowart's blog. The page with their impressions of the talk can be found here.

The workshop was a treat once we burned off the jet lag. All the participants were acquainted with the book arts and brought a full range of skillful art disciplines to the table.  Helen Cole, Librarian of the Australian Library of Art at the SLQ (and our host), curated a selection of artists books from the Library's special collection for us to study in the "white gloves room" every afternoon.  Quite a few of the books on display had been made by our workshop participants.

Many thanks to the Siganto Foundation who sponsored our visit, part of their support of the Library's artists book education and acquisition programming.


Coming attractions:

The 2012 New York Art Book Fair will open at MoMA PS1 on Thursday September 27 and run through Sunday September 30. I'll be sharing a table with skĂșta, most likely on the 2nd floor. Here's a link to the Fair site which will be updated with all the pertinent poop soon.

Keep cool!