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A Chicken in Every Pot
letterpress and pochoir
12" x 16"
Ruth McGurk is the proprietor of Peripatetic Press which has produced letterpress broadsides, books and prints since 1985. The comic and polemic meet in the broadsides. Big themes such as space, time, sex and sin are tackled in the books. The work is usually illustrated with linoleum cuts or pochoir.
Ruth McGurk's work appeared in the following exhibition(s) organized by The Center for Book Arts
30 Years of Innovation: A Survey of Exhibition History at The Center for Book Arts, 1974-2004
Organized by Jae Jennifer Rossman, Special Collections Librarian, Arts Library, Yale University.
Letterpress, reduction linocuts, BFK Rives/ Canson paper, longstitch binding
The Artist's Book in California: Part 1, Northern California
Hall of Fame
The Anthropomorphic Book
Baseball horsehide cover, drawings with handlettered text
the 1994 annual Artist Members Exhibition
Colored pencil, letterpress.
works by small & fine presses
Numbering the Days of Eternity
The Seven Deadly Sins
Artist: Ruth McGurk. Letterpress and colored pencil. Non-adhesive long stitch binding.
the 1993 annual Artist Members Exhibition
Seven Deadly Sins Anonymous: 12 Steps for Fallen Angels
Love and Romance
1992 Artist Members Exhibition (22 works by 22 artists)
The ABC of Lechery
Celebrating 15 Years
new works by Artist Members
SelFishualized: A Guide for Marshmallows
Fun & Games
Rives BFK, xerox transfer, watercolor, letterpress
the 1988 annual Artist Members Exhibition
Rosie and the Dinosaur
paper illustrated book