University's Book Arts/Printmaking MFA Program Presents 'Art To Be Read'

Exhibition to feature varied works with common traits

May 10, 2010

What does it mean to read? What defines a book? The exhibition "Art To Be Read" – in the President's Office Suite at the University of the Arts through June 18 – features recently completed work that attempts to answer those questions.

With work by first-year and graduating MFA candidates in the University's Book Arts/Printmaking program, the exhibition includes a quilt that tells a story; an installation that embeds a narrative; sculpture that includes text; and books that can be opened or interacted with in unexpected ways, or are sculptural, accessible, inexpensive, or highly crafted artists’ books. All of these projects are examples of the hybrid medium of book arts.

Text, image, three-dimensionality, interactivity, temporality are the components of book arts. The works in this exhibition share all or most of those qualities. But they differ exceedingly in materials (handmade paper, commercial paper, wood, cloth, thread, ink, spray paint) and media (screenprint, stencil, monoprint, etching, letterpress, digital, offset lithography, pen, embroidery).

Work by students Jody Arthur, Laura Beyer, Amber Chiozza, Daniel Corrigan, Becky Davies, Mandy Dunn, Sean Dyroff, Sally Faulkner, Donna Globus, Lara Henderson, Turner Hilliker, Jessica Hoffman, Katy Matich, Yuka Petz, Emily Pfahl, Jamie Schilling, Pat Stump and Asa Yoshie is on display.

An opening reception will be held Friday, May 14 from 3 – 5 p.m. in Hamilton Hall (320 S. Broad Street).

Above: "One More Pass 2" by Donna Globus.

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