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Christopher Luna performs with Tyler Burba by Nathan Tompkins

Christopher Luna performs with Tyler Burba by Nathan Tompkins

Friday, April 24, 2009

Contemporary Artist's Books and Broadsides at Collins Gallery through May 10

Thanks to David Abel for this announcement: 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 For more information, contact Jim Carmin, 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 artistsbegan making books that are works of art that critics now call "artist'sbooks" 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 decade. This exhibition features selections from the hundreds of titles within the special collections and includes "prototypes" of artist's books fromthe 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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