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BOOKBOUND: THE ART OF BOOKS AND PRINTMAKING

Exhibition Dates: June 4 – August 21, 2022

Opening Reception: June 4 | 5 - 8 pm

Curated by Meaghan Kent

Participating Artists:
Charles Jackson Adkins Jr., Kevin Arrow, Javier Barrera, Randy Burman, Margarita Cano, Pablo Cano, Rosemarie Chiarlone, Lou Anne Colodny, william cordova, Yves Gabriel, Gabriela Gamboa, Jose Luis Garcia, Luis Gispert, Kathleen Hudspeth,  Jeanne Jaffe, Carol Jazzar, Edny Jean Joseph, Linda Johnson, Karla Kantorovich, Amanda Keeley, Tina LaPorta, Jordan Massengale, Marcela Marcuzzi, Russell Maycumber, Artem Mirolevich, Beatriz Monteavero, Lesley Patterson-Marx, Gavin Perry, Ralph Provisero, Karen and Harold Rifas, Catalina Rojas, Leah Sandler, Claire Janine Satin, Richard Sauer, Ingrid Schindall, Paul Shortt, Kelly Speakman, Kristen Thiele, Carol Todaro, Jacob Wan, and Tom Virgin

Participating Organizations:
AIM Biennial, Ciconia Art Collection, EXILE Projects, Extra Virgin Press, IS Projects, Jaffe Center for Book Arts, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, NAME Publications, Oolite Arts, Radical Archives, and Turnbased Press

The exhibition includes a reading library of South Florida artists.
 

BookBound: The Art of Books and Printmaking examines the book as a sculptural art object and the many forms of art expression found in printed matter. Recognizing the uniqueness of books through their drawings and design, this exhibition seeks to address the accessibility of publications, the “specialness” of a rare art book, the myriad ways that illustration interprets words, and the history of education through visual imagery. 

Looking first to illuminated manuscripts, art forms in books create ways of learning through visual symbolism and storytelling for instruction to the masses. Through time, books are tied closely with artists as covers and illustrations are created to further the information they hold. The development of printing presses offers the rare ability to mass-produce and widely disseminate art. Art becomes less about the value and more about content, becoming democratic in form and accessible to all.

The exhibition is curated by the Center’s Curator of Exhibitions Meaghan Kent. Kent will partner with several South Florida artists, workshops, and organizations to fill the space with unique artist’s books and covers, antique printing presses, as well as creating a special resource section of the Center’s library with local Florida artists. The galleries will become an active and engaging space where visitors will have opportunities to read through publications, make their own artist books and zines, and learn about the various processes of printmaking.

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BookBound: The Art of Books and Printmaking is funded in part by Funding Arts Broward, Citizens Interested in Arts, and the Lasdon Family Foundation.