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Marilyn R. Rosenberg
Peekskill, NY

found and altered, filled blank book, book cloth, ink, gouache, torn black papers
closed case 9 3/4 x 8 x 1 in. and it opens to 30 x 20 in.


Chuck Welch's hand made paper, other papers, variety of bindings and media, gouache, ink, collage
canister 8 in. diam. x 4 1/4 in., inside more than 13 small books various sizes


Ghosts from the past and shadows in the present reappear in code, as illusion. The striving of the survivors to let go of those lost, and adapt, and move on, are the themes expressed, and recorded, with marks and only a few words in IN CASE OF LOSS. ALPHABET STEW is filled with examples of simple book bindings, folds, and information about International Morse Code and American Sign Language. The sayings about reading, stews, travel, and books, are some of the included subjects. Letters of the English language are image and plastic objects. Layered words and images repeat within different poems; each bookwork uses each differently to tell a unique story. The bookwork becomes sculpture. The page, is it drawing or poem? Hybrids of new and old concepts, in all forms, are individuals, but are part of an ever evolving family of themes and series. Interacting within themselves and with the viewer/reader - content, vehicle, form, medium, and word, within a concept, pulls together merging the themes and the means. As phantoms reappear, fears and imagined fabulous possibilities are connected to the future. Questioned is reality and fantasy. Life continues.

To see more of Marilyn R. Rosenberg's work please visit the following websites:
Review "dbqp: visualizing poetics", an except, with a great image, the review of the Chappaqua Exhibition by Geof Huth, SEPTEMBER 13, 2007 at

galatea resurrects#11(a poetry engagement0, Tues., Dec 16, 2008 0 Eileen Tabios Engages.
dbqp: visualizing poetics, December 27, 2008 ,VISUAL POETRY, THE TEXTUAL IMAGINATION, AND PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, Geof Huth- Saturday, December 27, 2008, When Red is Never Red

Marilyn R. Rosenberg's work appeared in the following exhibition(s) organized by The Center for Book Arts

Celebrating Artist Members: 30th Anniversary Members Exhibition
 Organized by Roni Gross, Artist.
Past and Present- 30th Anniversary Stamp Sheet
(2005) Color photocopy collage on acid free Hammermill
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.
Borderland/Borderline Homeland/Homeless
(2002) Unique book, ink, handwriting, handmade paper, glues envelopes and papers, interfolded, collage
2002 Artist Members' Juried Exhibition
(2001) paper, cut areas, ink, gouache
Paper, Art & the Book
 an exhibition of the innovative ways artists utilize paper to express ideas conveyed in books and broadsides
A Labyrinthine Adventure
(1990) Handmade paper by Chuck Welch of Sand Bar Willow Press; Leather tie, mylar, ribbon, string, found images and objects, waterbase paints, inks.
Economy of Space
 Book Arts under four inches
(1982) Interfolded accordion book with painted and cut pages.
Fragile I
(1983) Accordion book with cut paper and collaged pages, in a slipcase.
Fragile II
(1983) Accordion binding with cut mylar.
Label Stamps R, Section I
(1982) Stamp bookwork using color xerox and metallic inks. Unlimited edition.
Label Stamps R, Section II
(1982) Stamp book with visual poetry, using metallic ink and color xerox. Unlimited edition.
(1986) Accordion fold book with electrographically printed pages.
Maybe II
(1986) Interfolded book with pages of color Xerox and collage.
Book Arts in the USA
 an exhibition of work by 51 artists; a cultural presentation of the United States of America
(1983) Multidirectional accordion fold structure, offset printed, Curtis rag paper, die cut, hand trimmed, folded and sewn into reflective mylar covers.
Celebrating 15 Years
 new works by Artist Members
(1989) Miscellaneous media includes a variety of color papers, black string, orange cord, water color and gouache, permanent inks, found and created collage, beads, brass fastener, and more.
Signatures: Bookworks by Women
 co-sponsored by NY Women's Caucus for Art
mixed media
Fun & Games
 the 1988 annual Artist Members Exhibition
Ping Pong
(1987) paper
New Work
 the 1986 annual Artist Members Exhibition
Circumambience Can Be
(1985) Color xerox edition of 10
Book Rate
 Artist Members Invitational
Coming Around (Another Axis Cycle)
(1985) Color xerox
Center for Book Arts: The First Decade
 an exhibition at The New York Public Library
Phlip Two
(1981) Handcolored xerox; accordion book.

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