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Re: [BKARTS] Brooklyn College Library exhibition



what - no pictures?
   
   
   
   
   
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Maddy Rosenberg <maddrose@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
  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 &shy; September 15, 2007

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

For hours:
http://library.brooklyn.cuny.edu/about/hours.html
For map and directions:
http://brooklyn.cuny.edu/bc/campmap/index.php

Participating Artists:

Eileen Arnow-Levine Veronica Morgan
Cynthia Back Florence Neal
Carol Barton Heidi Neilson
Doug Beube Vernita Nemec AKA Vernita
N'Cognita
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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                Online exhibit and catalog order form at
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