PRESS AND FOLD: CONTEMPORARY BOOK ARTS

ALICIA MCKIM, FRANK HAMRICK, SUSAN LOWDERMILK, CHRISTINE SLOMAN, & MUYUAN HE

 

March 5, 2020 – April 5, 2020
Reception: March 13, [6-9 pm]

The Firehouse Art Center gallery is currently closed due to the COVID-19 emergency. Take a virtual tour of the show on our Instagram page! 

The Firehouse celebrates Mo’Print: Month of Printmaking with artist books made with a variety of printmaking techniques, ranging from the serial to the one-of-a-kind, focused on the play between ideas of mass-production and unique artistry. Each artist approaches the form of a book in a different way, but all are personal expressions.

“As a book artist I can be my own author, artist/illustrator, typographer, printer, and binder.” – Susan Lowdermilk

“Artist’s books allow for the combination of images with text and the incorporation of materials, like handmade paper, and processes, such as letterpress, staining, and layering various colors of paper to create limited edition works of art that can convey a more complete, realized idea than a single image is capable of doing.” – Frank Hamrick