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Re: [BKARTS] BOOK_ARTS-L Digest - 13 Feb 2007 to 14 Feb 2007 (#2007-45)

On Feb 15, 2007, at 12:00 AM, BOOK_ARTS-L automatic digest system wrote:
From: Norman Shapiro
Subject: Book art exhibitors allowing visitors to handle and read their books

I hope that this becomes a trend. This aspect of the experiencing book art goes
to the very heart of this work we do in this genre of art. I began my own involvement
with mail art and artists books believing that by doing so I'd bypass galleries and museums
go directly to the people. I visualized making this art financially affordable as well.

But that was my dream: naive and idealistic. It is really the one genre
of making art that I thought might reach art students, emergent artists, art lovers
with meager incomes, (all children of the middle class), purchasers of modest
art collections.

Now in my late 70s) that this led me to a kind of postmodernism in my thinking.
I did not want to create works for the wealthy, the ceo's, for board rooms of large corporations,
for those who bought art as investments and tax shelters, or for huge spaces that could only
be housed in enormous skyscrapers and temples built in behalf of the vanity of
film stars and the chiefs of arab fiefdoms. Of all the genres, book art could be the
one belonging to 'the people'..... Thus far, sad to say, it hasn't.

Norman Shapiro


330 W. 28TH St. Apt 7A
New York, NY, 10001


Date:    Wed, 14 Feb 2007 09:22:07 -0500
From:    Pattie Belle Hastings <pattiebelle@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Book in Hand Opening Reception

We are busy installing this beautiful show! The opening is this Saturday
evening. I'll be shooting some pics of the show and posting them to the
Journal of Artists Book site (jab-online.net) after we finish installing.
Details follow:


February 17 =96 March 18, 2007

Artists' Reception: Saturday, February 17, 5=967 PM

Performative Multimedia Lecture by Pattie Belle Hastings:
Sunday, February 25, 4=965 PM

Gallery hours: Saturday-Sunday 12=965pm (+3rd Friday, February 16 + March 1=

New Haven, CT=85 Arts + Literature Laboratory (ALL) is proud to present an
of artists' books juried by Pattie Belle Hastings. The scope of this
exhibition presents a
wide-range of books in scale and complexity by twenty-six artists and/or
Unlike many book arts shows with glass-encased viewings, gallery visitors
encouraged to handle and read these books. This show celebrates and affirms=
in this
digital age, the materiality of the book.

This exhibition includes work by Nava Atlas (Poughkeepsie, NY); Karen Buche=
(Las Cruces, NM); Peter Buotte (Augusta, MA); Neal Cox (San Antonio, TX);
Dean Dass (Charlottesville, VA); Erin Elman (Philadelphia, PA); Holly
Hanessian (Tallahassee, Florida); Karen Hanmer (Glenview, IL); Pattie Belle
Hastings (New Haven, CT); Melissa Kaup-Augustine (San Francisco, CA); Craig
Kelchen (Iowa City, IA); Nancy Kuhl (New Haven, CT); Sarah McCoy (Des
Moines, IA); McDougal Center at Yale University (New Haven, CT); Rachel
Melis (Manhattan, KS); Colin Miller (San Francisco, CA); Stephanie Nace
(Columbia, SC); Sue O'Donnell (Hammond, LA); Preacher's Biscuit Books
(Rochester, NY); Jamie Runnells (Starkville, MS); Stephanie Stump
(Philadelphia, PA); Jean Swanson (Bethany, CT); Mary Tasillo (Philadelphia,
PA); Cynthia Thompson (Memphis, TN); Rutherford Witthus (Philadelphia, PA);
and David Wolske (Bloomington, IN).


http://allgallery.org/PhotoGallery/slideshow.php? set_albumName=3DBookInHand


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