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Paper, Art & the Book
September 28, 1996 - December 7, 1996

an exhibition of the innovative ways artists utilize paper to express ideas conveyed in books and broadsides

organized by  Robbin Ami  Silverberg
 Donna  Koretsky
 Brian  Hannon

Rather than viewing paper as merely a neutral substrate, works employ unusual or evocative papers that integrate the medium's physical components --- fiber, watermark, decorative elements, weight and texture --- with the final work's text and image, or even guide the structure and intent of the book itself.

Myriam  Arteni
Laudes Creaturarum
(1992) Letterpress and original drawings on handmade "Papel Zepia" paper; contained in a drop-spine box, rests on plexi-glass stand
Eugénie  Barron
Maker, The
(1991) Flax paper
Guy R.  Beining
Storage Racks of Wooden Souls
(1996) 140 lb. cold press & other papers, ink, type, collage; hand stitched
Martha  Carothers
Circus Wagon
(1980) Rubber stamps on handmade paper, string
Robert  Checchi
Seeking Christ in the Style of the Song Dynasty
(1996) Monotype prints in wood (maple) and handmade paper from Nepal; hinged binding
Beatrice  Coron
36 Views of the Empire State Building
(1996) Linseed oiled paper & vellum collage; accordion binding
Betsy  Davids
GerTRUDES & Trucks
(1994) Text by Betsy Davids, Alisa Golden and Val Simonetti; rubber stamps, handwriting and photocopying on white #12 paper bags, with tape measure and toy truck; stapled, modified butterfly binding.
Stephan  de Arteni
Laudes Creaturarum
(1992) Letterpress and original drawings on handmade "Papel Zepia" paper; contained in a drop-spine box, rests on plexi-glass stand
Donna S.  Emerson
36 Volumes
(1995) Collage, monotype, intaglio, woodblock printing, and calligraphy on flax paper; 36 folios housed in case
Michael  Ensminger
Dance, Daddy, Dance #5
(1996) Children's coloring book pages, flasche
Anita Lynn  Forgach
Nationalism
(1996) Title Sheets for the "Words & Hands" Portfolio/ A Contemporary Czech Art and Literature Edition of Prose/ Text by Zdenek Urbanek; Designed by Tomás Machek; Printed by Jiri Liska and Peter Kruty. Letterpress printing, embossing and pigment on Velke Losiny cotton handmande paper made by Tomas Hruska. Single leaf portfolio housed in linen-covered clamshell box.
Rebecca  Goodale
She Talks in Circles
(1996) Silkscreened and hand colored on handmade rag and coconut paper, book cloth, ribbon, wood, ink; folded banner book
Victoria  Hanks
Excerpts from the Other Side
(1995) Ink, glue, graphite, gesso, papier-mache with Italian newsprint.
Caren  Heft
Pagan Babies
(1995) With Roger David, Barbara Duffey Hardy, Pat Kardas and Susan Mann. Letterpress book on Root River Mill abaca paper with found pages of a letterpress printed Bible from the 1860s.
Helen  Hiebert
Uniform
(1992) pigmented linen on cotton handmade paper; unbound accordion
Angeline  Labrucherie
History of Writing
(1996) Poster board and misc. paper, polymer clay, papyrus, cotton string, wood
Kathryn Vigesaa  Lipke
Batterers
(1996) Text by Denise Levertov, wooden cover constructed by Jack Sumberg; slipcases by Judi Conant and Mary Richardson; pulp painted by Claire Van Vliet at MacGregor-Vinzani
Iain  Machell
Objets Perdus Book 5
(1995) Dieu Donné handmade cotton paper, rust. Pamphlet binding.
Joyce  McDaniel
Monday or Tuesday
(1994) Dressmaker pattern paper, stones, lead, wire mesh
James  Pernotto
Vinny in Tahiti
(1993) Unique page from manipulated book "Ghost Ship to Treasure Island"; Formed paper, sea shells, pigment, acrylic paint.
Sarah  Peter
Pickings
(1996) Lokta with asparagus fern & sanganeer apricot paper, phots, brass lapels, sealing wax, cloves, saffron, silk button; accordion binding
Robin  Price
Altar Book for Gorecki
(1996) Calligraphy by Paul Shaw; reproductions of 17th century copperplate engravings by Francis Willughby; Letterpress and monoprint on hand-stained Wahon paper; Triptych of wood boards hinged with vellum strips, housed in wood box by Franklin Nichols.
Marilyn R.  Rosenberg
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.
Susan  Rotolo
Pasta Phile: Spaghetti
(1995) Canson papers, De Cecco pasta box (altered), ribbons, mylar, beads; accordion binding
Miriam  Schaer
Eve's Meditation
(1992) Roma paper, silk, beads, acrylic paint; open spine binding sewn on cords
Keiji  Shinohara
Altar Book for Gorecki
(1996) Calligraphy by Paul Shaw; reproductions of 17th century copperplate engravings by Francis Willughby; Letterpress and monoprint on hand-stained Wahon paper; Triptych of wood boards hinged with vellum strips, housed in wood box by Franklin Nichols.
Ann Corley  Silverman
Journal
(1996) Composition notebooks, muslin, wire, flax paper, beeswax
Claire  Van Vliet
Batterers
(1996) Text by Denise Levertov, wooden cover constructed by Jack Sumberg; slipcases by Judi Conant and Mary Richardson; pulp painted by Claire Van Vliet at MacGregor-Vinzani
Jennifer  Vignone
I Have to Go
(1995) Iris ink jet on kozo paper, wood, acrylic, marker, pen, watercolor, metal, plastic, gold leaf; continuous spool binding
Beck  Whitehead
Dear Chuck
(1996) Handmade abaca & cotton rag paper over mahogany plywood with pulp painting; accordion binding
Andrea  Zemel
Democrazy
(1996) Text by Joe Brennan; letterpress and block print on waxed rice paper, steel, leather, sinew, wood; invented binding

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