My binding will be included in an exhibit of designer bindings of Linzee Kull McCray’s book Feed Sacks: The Colourful History of a Frugal Fabric at the Iowa Quilt Museum, 68 E. Court Street, Winterset, IA. My binding uses vintage feed sack fabrics and the Criss-Cross binding developed by Anne Goy. The exhibit will include books bound by binders across the country: Amanda Nelsen, Brien Beidler, Emily Martin, Karen Hanmer, Wendy Withrow, Monica Holtsclaw, Jennifer Rosner, Katie Boodle, Jessica Henze, Jackie Scott, Mary French, Kristi Westberg, MP Bogan, Erin Fletcher, and Todd Pattison.
My animation, along with the artist’s book In Her Own Words, the Desdemona animation puppet and her magnet word lines will be on view at The Center for Book Arts, 28 W. 27th, 3d floor; New York, NY, USA from July 12 to September 23. There is a reception Wednesday, July 12 and an artists’ round table discussion Thursday, July 13.
I have made a diorama that I am calling the “unthroned” room for the Our House diorama project at Home Ec Workshop, 424 E. Jefferson Street, Iowa City, IA USA. Volunteer makers will provide dioramas to be stacked to make a multi-roomed house. The house will be on display for the month of June. There will be an opening at Home Ec Workshops on Friday, June 2.
I have begun a new project which I think will involve the play King Lear. It is very early but the first manifestation is this bean bag puppet I am calling Trumpish. I will post updates periodically here, on Facebook and Instagram at emilymartin53.
My book All Sorts has been selected as a Gallery Choice award winner in the exhibit Pop-Up Now II, an international, juried exhibition of handmade pop-up and movable artists books at 23 Sandy Gallery, 623 NE 23rd Ave., Portland, OR. The Gallery Choice award was made by owner and artist Laura Russell. She says “As a graphic designer I find this book is not only an example of stellar design and color, but it is a well-researched and well-conceived work where each and every element from the structure, inspired by orange crates, to the double alphabet, counts. It is also flawlessly executed. Top notch quality.”
Three broadsides of mine are included in this exhibit at the Transition Gallery in the Pond Student Union at Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, USA. The titles are Next Up, Desdemona In Her Own Words-When, Clues but No Answers-bomb.