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Off the Shelf: Contemporary Book Arts in Colorado

    • Off the Shelf:Contemporary Book Arts in Colorado

      The Griffin Foundation Gallery, August 26-December 18, 2022
      Panel Discussion & Reception, September 7 at 5 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, University Center for the Arts

      Off the Shelf: Contemporary Book Arts in Colorado exhibits artists that innovate and defy our conceptual framework of the book and its contents. The artist book, a medium spanning the public and private sphere of creators and viewers, reflects on issues intimate and grand. The diversity of works represented in this exhibition demonstrate the breadth and depth of the book as a potent artistic device.

      This exhibition is curated by Anna Bernhard, Director of the Stanley G. Wold Resource Center and Johnny Plastini, Associate Professor of Printmaking. Together with their colleague, associate professor Roberto Muntoreanu, Johnny Plastini and Anna Bernhard direct CABIN, the Center for Artists’ Books and Inclusive Narratives (@csu_cabin), at Colorado State University.

      Many of the works featured in Off the Shelf are courtesy of the CSU Libraries Archives & Special Collections, partners with CABIN. Exhibition pieces are also drawn from GAMA’s permanent holdings and book arts collections around the state, with loans from the Fine Press and Artists’ Books collection at the University of Denver Special Collections; The Press at Colorado College; University of Colorado, boulder Rare and Distinctive Collections; and several artists themselves.

      Featured Artists
      Alicia Bailey
      Gail Watson
      Heather Doyle-Maier
      Sammy Seung-Min Lee
      Mary Ellen Long
      Helen Hiebert
      Laura Wait
      James Trissel
      Lynn Cornelius
      Alicia McKim and Nancy Eastman
      Make, Shift, Press: Susan Guinn-Chipman, Danny Long, Gregory Robl, and Julia Seko
      Barbara Tisserat
      Aaron Cohick

      Free and open to all.

      Support for this exhibition at the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art has been generously provided by the City of Fort Collins Fort Fund, the FUNd Endowment at CSU, and Colorado Creative Industries. CCI and its activities are made possible through an annual appropriation from the Colorado General Assembly and federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.

      This exhibition is also made possible in part through a grant from the Lilla B. Morgan Memorial Endowment. This fund works to enhance the cultural development and atmosphere for the arts at Colorado State University and benefits from the generous support of all those who love the arts.

      [Image: Alicia Bailey, Animal Mineral Vegetable 12, 2019, 6.6 x 10.8 x 1 in. (closed). Image courtesy of the artist.]