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Lynne Avadenka
Huntington Woods, MI

By A Thread
Color offset lithography
Courtesy of the artist
8 x 8 in. page size, 8 in. h x 60 in. wide, open and standing


When I realized that I was spending the same kind of serious consideration on the titles of my work as the work itself, I invited the words into the work. With the interplay of text and visual elements, I explore issues of reading and seeing on multiple levels: the thread of narrative and the element of mystery that invites the reader/viewer to participate, as well as the rich visual possibilities of words and images, both formed from abstractions. The ever-changeable nature of storytelling and the search for infinite variety in a prescribed number of elements have all found visual expression in my art. I am guided by the original concept of the book, as repository of memory and loss, as a vehicle for transmitting transcendent information and as a singular object binding together a multiplicity of meanings and ideas. I draw on my skills as a printmaker working in multiples, my former work as a calligrapher, my ongoing work as a letterpress printer concerned with letterforms, and a book artist building structures, to create my art. The idea for the work comes first, and then the investigation to decide which media will best suit the realization of the actual piece.

Lynne Avadenka's work appeared in the following exhibition(s) organized by The Center for Book Arts
I will cut thrU: Pochoirs, Carvings, and Other Cuttings
 Organized by Alexander Campos, Executive Director and Amber McMillan, Artist and Instructor
(2009) Letterpress, woodcut, pochoir on paper
(2009) Box with woodcut inlay
Celebrating Artist Members: 30th Anniversary Members Exhibition
 Organized by Roni Gross, Artist.
Many Books
(2005) Text: Book of Ecclesiastes
Photpolymer plates and letterpress on Mohawk Superfine
Annual Artist Member Exhibition 1998
 juried by Virginia Bartow, Steve Clay, and Deirdre Lawrence
Grandpa Isidore
Letterpress from photo polymer, etching on copper with chine colle, double pamphlet (Hedi Hyle structure)
Inky Fingers
 works by small & fine presses
Uncommon Perspective of M.E.J. Colter, The
(1992) Letterpress printed on hand made paper. 16 printed pages. Accordion and pamphlet binding.
Celebrating 15 Years
 new works by Artist Members
(1988) Letterpress, pop-up letters, accordion limited edition book.
The Altered Page
 selections from The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry
Book of Ruth, The
(1987) Metal box with assemblage and drawing; 2 leaves.
New Work
 the 1986 annual Artist Members Exhibition
A Meditation

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