Category Archives: Exhibits

Big Draw-Little Draw

September 1, 2011

I am very pleased to have a drawing selected for this exhibit at the Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, Colorado;

Juror’s Statement:

A juror’s primary responsibility is to select the strongest of the work submitted, without preconception or prejudice towards a particular style, or subject. For me, this strength is determined by a combination of factors that may include technique, original concept, and/or strong composition. Sometimes there is something indefinable that brings you back to look and to re-look. In making selections, I seek a wide spectrum of works of diverse media and style, each of which employs its medium in compelling ways. As one might expect of an exhibition of small scale drawings—there is a great variety here. And that is all to the good.

Compelling work has no boundaries or regimen; it may be realistic, abstract, serious, humorous, self referential or contextual, of a singular medium or mixed media, and it may be functional or not. In the case of this project, the submissions were appropriately varied: some are delicate, others bold; some crisply graphic in quality, others more textural, some celebrate the polychrome, others stick to grisaille; and some expand into the “all over,” while others remain contained.

Works on paper have a special appeal because of their directness—one gets a glimpse of an artist’s unfettered self, without the overlays that sometime accompany large format or laboriously worked compositions. Happily, there was no formula for either the making of this work, or for its evaluation. The submissions are diverse in style and high in quality. This work’s validity goes beyond the parameters of any competition guidelines—quality art shows itself, without fail. I look forward to seeing these drawings in concert with each other, exhibited in a single space, for all to enjoy.

Women Over 25

August 25, 2011toSeptember 21, 2011

I have books in the exhibit Women Over 25, at the Denison Library at Scripps College. This exhibit celebrates the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Scripps College Press.

Kitty Maryatt, Director of the Scripps College Press, has selected from Denison Library, with the help of Librarian Judy Harvey Sahak, books made by women who have been printing by letterpress for at least 25 years, and who are still active in the field. There are 150 books from 41 presses and 8 historical presses. A catalog of the exhibit will be in pdf form on our website soon.
There will be a reception at the Museum at 3:30 p.m. on September 17, 2011. The reception follows the Frederic W. Goudy Lecture given by Kathleen Walkup at 1:30, and the panel discussion Crazy About Letterpress at 2:30, with eleven panelists. The Museum hours are normally M-F 9-12:30 and 1:30-5, but the Museum will be open from noon until 5:00 on Saturday, September 17, 2011. Denison Library will also be open on the 17th from noon to 5:00 as well. Denison Library hours are normally:  M–Th 10–midnight,   Fri 10–5,   Sat noon-5,   Sun noon–midnight.
For further information, please visit to www.scrippscollege.edu/campus/press.

The Book as Memorial: Book Artists Respond to and Remember 9/11

September 6, 2011toDecember 16, 2011

I have a book in this exhibition that shows art work created by book artists in response to the events of that fateful day. Specifically, this exhibition focuses on works that memorialize the people lost and the indescribable sense that we, as a people, also lost something more intangible. Some might call it a sense of innocence, others might call it a sense of safety, but few Americans would deny that the world felt changed after that day. Using the book format, these artists have given form to these difficult thoughts and emotions to share with a wider audience and to help us remember.

The exhibition includes work by: Art of the Book program (Art School, Pratt Institute), Maureen Cummins, Mimi Gross & Charles Bernstein (Granary Books), Kate Ferrucci (People to People Press), Emily Martin (Naughty Dog Press), Mac McGill (Booklyn Artists Alliance), Sara Parkel (Filter Press), Werner Pfeiffer (Pear Whistle Press), Maria G. Pisano (Memory Press), Otis Rubottom, Sibyl Rubottom & Jim Machacek (Bay Park Press), Rocco Scary, Gaylord Schanilec & Richard Goodman (Midnight Paper Sales), Robbin Ami Silverberg (Dobbin Books), Patricia M. Smith (P.S. Press), Gail Watson (Zuni Press), Marshall Weber (Booklyn Artists Alliance), Pamela S. Wood (Rarehare Creations), J. Meejin Yoon (Printed Matter & Whitney Museum of American Art).

This exhibit is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5pm. Non-Yale community members must check in with the security guard in the lobby of the Loria Center, 190 York Street, to gain access to the Haas Family Arts Library. Photo ID required to enter library.

Upcoming Events at the Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT

June 4, 2010toJune 6, 2010

I will be doing a gallery talk with Paulette Rosen for the exhibit “Inventive Structures: Books Beyond the Codex” at the Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT from 5-7 pm Friday, June 4, 2010. “Inventive Structures Books Beyond the Codex” is curated by Hedi Kyle, and will be on display from May 15 – June, 25, 2010. And I will be teaching a weekend workshop on Movable/Sculptural Books at the Creative Arts Workshop from 10 am – 4 pm Saturday & Sunday, June 5-6, 2010. For more information: Creative Arts Workshop