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[BKARTS] Brooklyn College Library exhibition

Singular Objects 
from The Artistsbook Library at Proteus Gowanus
A selection of printed, drawn, painted, collaged, welded, flat and
sculptural book objects

Curator: Maddy Rosenberg

May 30 ­ September 15, 2007

Brooklyn College Library
Exhibit cases and Gallery Space (in 3 separate areas)
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210

For hours:
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Participating Artists:
Eileen Arnow-Levine                   Veronica Morgan
Cynthia Back                                 Florence Neal
Carol Barton                                  Heidi Neilson
Doug Beube                                   Vernita Nemec AKA Vernita
Stephanie Brody-Letterman     Susan Newmark
Libby Clarke                                  Sarah Nicholls
Maureen Cummins                      Amee J. Pollack and Laurie Spitz
Thorsten Dennerline                   Purgatory Pie Press: Dikko Faust/
Esther K.Smith
Kerry Downey                               Maddy Rosenberg
Evelyn Eller                                    Marilyn R. Rosenberg
Raphael Fodde                              Susan Rotolo
Sandra Fernandez                       Shirley Sharoff
Gregory Frux                                 Miriam Schaer
Anne Gilman                                 Carolyn Shattuck
Janet Goldner                               Robbin Ami Silverberg
Susan Rowe Harrison                Micki Watanabe Spiller
Susan Hensel                               Lynn Sures
Judy Hoffman                               Karina Aguilera Skvirsky
Kumi Korf                                      April Vollmer
David Lantow                                Debra Weier
Luce                                                Wendy Walker
Martin Mazorra                             Barbara Yoshida
The Artistsbook Library began as an installation by artist and curator Maddy
Rosenberg at Proteus Gowanus during the yearlong Library exhibition, and is
now a permanent presence both on and off site. This exhibition at the
Brooklyn College Library provides an opportunity to view the depth and
variety of the work of these more than 50 artists in three locations. The
idea of the book becomes a jumping off point as the traditional codex
becomes an interchangeable zippered text or a menacing sentence from a fairy
tale embroidered on a doll dress, an organic installation ³growing² its
patch of book objects or hanging panels of alternating image and text to be
read both vertically and horizontally. Documentations of hikes become travel
journals, exquisite etchings, silkscreens, lithographs play off of writings,
buildings pop out of flat books, flat books become three-dimensional
theaters, haunting environments, and hidden sanctuaries. Mirrors reflect
pages as we are woven into them, visual stories unfold, boxed in birds
emerge, missing words are reinterpreted, and a miniature book is ready to be
carried off in its own purse. The book becomes an object to be held - or
not, to be read but often with no words, to be witnessed and absorbed, and
most of all to entertain, challenge, and intrigue. The preconception of a
book is overturned, the object of containment is turned upside down and
inside out, as the book reveals itself in its many aspects.

Founded in 2005, Proteus Gowanus is an interdisciplinary gallery and reading
room in Brooklyn, NY, that collaborates with seven non-profit organizations
to create exhibitions, programs and publications that link the arts to a
variety of disciplines, and to the community.

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