12 to 6:30pm on Friday | 12 to 5:30pm on Sat
The Graduate Center, CUNY | 365 Fifth Avenue@34th st | Room 5103
New York, NY 10016 | 212-817-2005
Wednesday, May 8 | 7pm
Teaching Artists Making Books
Moderator: Esther K. Smith
Artists / Panelists: Warren Lehrer, Elizabeth Duffy and Dikko Faust
Artist Books, visual books made by artists as works of art are a versatile kinetic medium with elements of sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, mixed media, collage, assemblage, typography, design—plus collaboration. Moving in time, books are four-dimensional—sequential narrative in pictures and/or words/text.
These three artists use books in very different ways in their own artistic practices—installation, performance, printmaking, typography—And in their teaching--using books as problem solving tools—as containers for concepts, projects and information.
Early 20th c.visual books by Sonia Delaunay, Marinetti and others were featured in MoMA's Inventing Abstraction exhibit--and very recent artists' books are a part of their related exhibit of contemporary prints. Very early (pre-printing, pre-literate) illuminated books form a beautiful part of the Morgan Library's collection. Most colleges, universities and art schools have begun to include visual books in their curriculum—there are even some graduate degree programs that focus on books.
As these three artists teach, their research and assignments and students inform their artwork—and their books inform their students.
For Tickets call 212-220-1460 or visit tribecapac.org
BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, on the campus of the Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007.
May 13 - June 21 Opening Reception: Monday, May 13, 2013 | 6:00-8:00pm
Purgatory Pie Press Al Mutanabbi book will be in:
Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here A three-part exhibition of artist books and broadsides
Dikko got this new-used wood type in September from a 100+ year old print shop that was closing on the Lower East Side of NYC. Carrying it to our studio, he pied (spilled) the type on Delancy St—another Purgatory Pie! This wood type has been reused again and again since the 1880's. Some of it is very worn--but so beautiful! Esther is long-stitching the datebooks into leather. Dikko hand set the wood type and printed onto obsolete sea charts. Week-at-a-glance datebook. Each binding is unique--a few leather and thread colors. Map paper is one-sided—so some pages are white.The paper is re-used, so imperfections abound—but we love them. We have made a limited edition datebook every year since 1980 (for 1981) at Purgatory Pie Press. This signed and numbered edition is limited to 60 copies. Esther K Smith designed it—Dikko Faust hand-set wood type and printed on a Vandercook 4 letterpress. As HEARD on NPR!
You can also buy in person at our studio by appointment.
Purgatory Pie Press 19 Hudson St #403
New York, NY 10013
212-274-8228 email us!