Thursday, June 12, 2014–Thursday, July 17, 2014
4 John Islip Street
An Exhibition of Artists who use books as their medium
London, SW1P 4PX United Kingdom
Curated by Su Blackwell and Exhibition’s Manager Saffron Wynne
‘The artist’s in the exhibition examine the book as a cultural and a symbolic object, and as a container of history, narrative and memory’.
Ellen Bell, Su Blackwell, Jonathan Boyd, Yvette Hawkins, Samantha Y Huang, Alexander Korzer-Robinson, Jeremy May, Davy and Kristin Mc Guire and Richard Nash
What happens when artists and designers consider the matter of books?
The conventional book became a household object after the invention of printing, and has only recently been rivalled by the computer screen and electronic text.
This exhibition sets out to explore the transition of books through a variety of formats, from bound volumes and photographs to sculptures, installations and jewellery.
This exhibition will examine the broad spectrum of work currently being created by artists and designers who are using books to deconstruct and describe their qualities, both aesthetically and conceptually.
All of the artists in the exhibition share an interest in memory, language and narrative. They use books as a way of filtering their ideas.
This exhibition is organised in four sections
: THE FORM OF THE BOOK
: POETICS – MEMORY AND LANGUAGE
: RE_USE AND RECYCLING
: THE FUTURE OF BOOKS
The exhibition aims to demonstrate how diverse the Book Art movement is in the UK by showcasing British-based talent, and to illustrate the notions and narratives behind the making. Alongside the why, the exhibition will examine the process, material and nature of production.
The exhibition will open at Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey on 5th April 2014 (previewing on the 4th 6-8pm), and running until 7th June 2014. Then it will tour to Long and Ryle Gallery in Pimlico from the 12th June – 17th July.
A catalogue will be available.
There will be an opportunity for artists to sell their work.