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Ruth McGurk
Peripatetic Press
Santa Cruz, CA



A Chicken in Every Pot
letterpress broadside
12"x16"
2008

   



Egg
letterpress and pochoir
12" x 16"
2004

   

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.
Cannibal Ants
(1996) Letterpress, reduction linocuts, BFK Rives/ Canson paper, longstitch binding
Out West
 The Artist's Book in California: Part 1, Northern California
Hall of Fame
(1998) Baseball horsehide cover, drawings with handlettered text
The Anthropomorphic Book
 the 1994 annual Artist Members Exhibition
Strip Map
Colored pencil, letterpress.
Inky Fingers
 works by small & fine presses
Numbering the Days of Eternity
(1994) Artist: Ruth McGurk. Letterpress and colored pencil. Non-adhesive long stitch binding.
The Seven Deadly Sins
 the 1993 annual Artist Members Exhibition
Seven Deadly Sins Anonymous: 12 Steps for Fallen Angels
(1993)
Love and Romance
 1992 Artist Members Exhibition (22 works by 22 artists)
The ABC of Lechery
(1991)
Celebrating 15 Years
 new works by Artist Members
SelFishualized: A Guide for Marshmallows
(1987) Rives BFK, xerox transfer, watercolor, letterpress
Fun & Games
 the 1988 annual Artist Members Exhibition
Bad Changes
(1986) paper
Rosie and the Dinosaur
paper illustrated book

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