Save This Bag on University of Iowa Library VideoStaxpeditions #3
At the University of Iowa Special Collections & University Archives they have been making a video series called Staxpeditions where they take suggested call number ranges and explore one item in that range. One call number range led them to feature Save This Bag from their collection. You can view the video here. Or read my blog response (the video is embedded there as well).
ExhibitionCurated by Julie Chen, the Ideation By Chance features books based on cards drawn from the Ideation Deck she created with Barb Tetenbaum as an instructional tool.
Artists: Alice Shaw, Alisa Golden, Betsy Davids, Bettina Pauly, Casey Gardner, Charles Hobson, Julie Chen, Karen Sjoholm, Kat Howard, Lucia Dill, Lucy Childs, Macy Chadwick, Mandie Rider, Michael Henninger, Nance O'Banion, Reiko Fujii, Thomas Rockwell.
Show runs November 1 - December 14, 2013. Abecedarian Gallery is located at 910 Santa Fe, #101, Denver, Colorado.
Book Art 2013Woods in the City is available from the press and through Vamp & Tramp and Seager Gray Gallery. As well as through Abecedarian Gallery. Inspired by the architect Lebbeus Woods, the look of destruction is embodied in a structurally sound book.Tree is also still available from the first two galleries, above. Seven linocut trees are planted to celebrate life; contemplate each tree as you enter the the folded glassine pages of the book and read the short texts.
Star 82 Review 1.3
Check out the third issue of Star 82 Review, the art and literary online and print magazine! (Watch for the fourth issue mid-December.) Many of the pieces in issue 1.3 comment on the person who may feel displaced, unsure, or uneasy. Sometimes the character finds community or a new path, occasionally s/he does not.
We find lyrical work by Maxine Chernoff, Jaime Robles, and Alastair Johnston, among others, including "Instructions for Becoming A Book Artist" by Nikki Thompson. We are featuring art by Shelton Walsmith, who created terrific covers for books by Italo Calvino, as well as wonderful work by many, many talented folks.
1.3 online is here.
Order a print copy of 1.3 here.
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Now Available 500 Handmade Books Volume 2
Two of my recent Curiosity Boxes are featured in Julie Chen's curation of 500 Handmade Books Volume 2 from Lark Books, available now. They are Let Me See: 20/30 and A Delicate Situation.
Literary Publications: New from The Safety Pin Review!
Read more stories and poems by Alisa Golden in these literary publications. See the September 30, 2013 post at The Safety Pin Review website where my piece "The Way We Count to Infinity" was worn on a patch for Issue #50!
Flash Fiction Site: Sidewalk Story and Sidewalk Story: the paper book
Based on my daily walks, a fictional story inspired by a photo, posted randomly at http://sidewalkstory.tumblr.com/
There is a story on the sidewalk waiting to be picked up. The first twenty-six short-short stories and their accompanying photographs are available in paper book form. Get a Sidewalk Story book today!
Blog & Instructional Book
I supplement the structures book with thoughts on the creative process, creative writing, reading, exploratory essays on writer/artists and exhibitions, and I include a craft project here and there. If you wish to ask questions about a certain post, please click on "comments" at the footer. I'll be happy to reply. See makinghandmadebooks.blogspot.com.
Making Handmade Books: 100 Bindings, Structures and Forms is my fifth instructional book, a compilation and revision of the first three books plus new material, 16 or so new structures, and 41 statements from professional artists who make books and/or teach bookmaking.
RepresentationYou may purchase books directly from the press via cash, money order, or check.
If you prefer to pay by credit card, the following dealers represent never mind the press:
Seager Gray Gallery (formerly Donna Seager Gallery)
23 Sunnyside Avenue
Mill Valley, CA
Open: Tuesday-Saturday, 11am - 6pm; Sunday, 12 - 5pm
Vamp & Tramp, Booksellers, LLC
South Hall Building
1951 Hoover Court, Suite 205
Birmingham, AL 35226-3606
ArtRead: Bookworks from CCA Students and Faculty
Curated by Betsy Davids, Alisa Golden, and Nance O'Banion
Photos of the books here.
Catalogue and preview of catalogue available here.
Wings for Words: New Bookworks from Korea and Japan
Curated by Alisa Golden
Photos of the exhibit here.
Catalogue may be purchased from the San Francisco Center for the Book.
PublicationsSnapshots of Book Art in Asia
In Summer 2007, my interviews and article for the Pacific Center for the Book Arts journal The Ampersand was published. Tsang Kinwah and Heejung Kim have posted the article on their websites. Sangmi Chun has posted excerpts on her blog. I'm happy to report that I've now got it online with active links so you can see all the artists and artwork easily.
The following people graciously gave their time: Xu Bing, Michael Cherney, Elsie Sampson, Tsang Kinwah, Kahoru Otani, Veronika Schäpers, Seiko Tachibana, Peng-Peng Wang, Shu-Ju Wang, Narae Kim, Sangmi Chun, and Heejung Kim. Thanks to everyone who had input. Hard copies of the magazine are available through PCBA. The article became a prelude for the Wings for Words exhibit at the San Francisco Center for the Book in 2009.
Here is an article "The Background's The Thing" that I wrote in September 2008 for the Pacific Center for the Book Arts Journal The Ampersand, comparing book art to science fiction short-short stories from the 1960s.
My friend and colleague, Lisa Kokin had an exhibition at the Donna Seager Gallery called Panacea Plus. I was honored to be asked to write the essay for her catalogue. The full-color catalogue is available (with the introductory essay) from lulu here. You can see a video of her discussing and showing her work here.
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