If you follow my Instagram account, you may have seen me gush about sending my work off to my first international group show in Brindisi. I just got the initial photos back from the event, and it looks amazing: Riccardo did a fantastic job curating the show and wrangling us artists and our work (and handling all the international shipping drama). You can see the photos, including the press conference and opening night here!
It’s up through early January, so if you’re in the area go take a look (and let me know what you think!)
I was asked to include my work in an online-only exhibition–which is my first show done in a digital, rather than physical, space. There are some other great pieces in there, and the gallery owners are encouraging visitors to vote for their favorites. You can check out the gallery here!
If you’re at the Center for the Book in Iowa this fall, make sure to check out the Handy Books exhibition, including this upcoming symposium and opening reception. I’m really excited to be a part of this exhibition, because it uses historic examples as the basis for artists’ responses (BUT those responses have to consider movable components of the book beyond the usual function of a codex). I created a piece that moves well beyond the codex form, using three egg shapes with movable components to tell a story (you can see a video of it in action here).
I used two examples from the Bentley Museum’s collection: A dissolving picture book, and a fragment of a microfiche Lunar Bible housed in a Faberge egg. The good folks at UICB posted a few photos as teasers before the opening, and I am *so excited* to see all the great works that my piece was put in conversation with. As always, they have done an amazing job, and I can’t wait to see the rest of the exhibit once it opens!
Side view (Photo courtesy UI Center for the Book)
Look at all these rad books in a case (photo courtesy UI Center for the Book)
One last note: I’m especially happy about this exhibit because it’s one of four (!) I’ve been in so far this year (if you know me IRL you know that I historically was pretty shy about sharing my art, so that’s a big deal). I don’t see that train stopping, so expect to see more of my art in public spaces moving forward!
…Is up in our Archives’ digital repository (with huge thanks to my colleagues JoyEllen Freeman and Armando Suarez). If you aren’t able to get to the exhibit and want to see what artifacts we used or access the catalog for research, go to this link.
Added bonus: You can see our ever-growing collection of collection finding aids, catalogs from past exhibits, and more. We’ve been making finding aids and inventories of different intellectual areas within our collection so that researchers and other interested folks have multiple access points to understand what we have under a given topic. Keep an eye out for more information about our culinary history collection (which includes the Pavesic Restaurant History and Reference collection), and our children’s literature.