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Zitouna at 20: Roni Gross
April 15, 2009 - June 27, 2009

 Zitouna at 20: Roni Gross

Organized by Sarah Nicholls, Program Manager

2008 was the 20th Anniversary of Zitouna press, which means "olive" in Arabic. Started in 1988 by Roni Gross, the press publishes multiple editions twice a year for Halloween and Valentines Day. These holidays were chosen because they are secular and thus inclusive. Beginning as cards, they soon became vehicles for investigations into the origins of these holidays; meditations on the seasons in which they occur; folklore from around the world; mating rituals, word play and numerous other topics. The objects have taken many forms over the years, from constructed Rolodex books, to broadsides, to photographic puzzles. Letterpress, offset and Xerox printing, photography, watercolor, and collage have been some of the mediums employed.

Artist Talk with Roni Gross
Wednesday, May 6 at 6:30 pm
Wine and Cheese Reception
Suggested Admission to Public Programs: $10/$5 members


Roni  Gross
14 Positions
(2005) Letterpress printed broadside
Above & Below
(2006) Letterpress printed, brush and ink drawing
Alchemy
(2008) Letterpress printed book
Ancestors
(2003) Letterpress printed books
Bats
(1992) Laser printed book
Before & After
(2001) Xerox printed double book
Coming Clean
(2006) Letterpress printed book
Double Puzzle
(2002) letterpress printed broadside
Ghost Operator
(1995) Color Xerox constructed rolodex
Ghosts & Skeletons
(2001) Letterpress printed hanging piece
Hand Card
(1990) Collage and photograph, various
Hearts and Flowers
(2001) Letterpress printed broadside
Homage to the Alhambra
(1991) Paper and ink
I See You Everywhere
(2003) Letterpress printed Broadsides
If Luvin' You is Wrong
(2008) Letterpress printed broadside
Lightning
(2007) Letterpress printed book
LLB
(1999) Xerox printed book
Lover's Knot
(2009) Letterpress printed vovelle
Masquerade
(1996) Letterpress printed broadside
Matchmaking
(1996) Letterpress and Xerox printed matchbook
Missing Person Report
(2005) Letterpress, offset and Xerox printed collection
Pardon My Love
(1994) Accordion folded card, letterpress printed
Photographic Puzzle
(1998) Xerox printed cards, various
Photographic Puzzle
(1998) Xerox printed cards, various
Red
(1995) Letterpress and Xerox printing
Secrets
(1993) Letterpress printed book
Secrets II
(1994) Xerox printed book
Spirits of the Wood
(2007) Offset printed book
Sugar Baby
(2004) Letterpress printed card
The Evil Eye
(1998) Xerox printed object
The First One
(1988) Xerox printed card
They Cast No Shadows
(2002) Xerox printed photographic double flag book
Vapors
(1999) Laser printed wood-covered book
Vestigial Leprecauns
(2004) Letterpress and Xerox printed object
Woven Valentine
(1992) Gate fold card

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