Exhibition Closing Reception: Saturday, November 1, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
*Gallery Talk @ 8:00 p.m. by Book Artist & Letterpress Printer Sarah McDermott
Light refreshments will be served.
The closing reception of the exhibition Quarto: Four Years of Artists’ Books by Resident Artists at the Small Craft Advisory Press is on November 1, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Florida State University Facility for Arts Research. This exhibition showcases the work of Bridget Elmer, Allison Milham, Michelle Ray and AB Gorham, participants in the Small Craft Advisory Press Resident Artist program. The reception will feature an artist talk by Sarah McDermott. McDermott is a book artist and printer who teaches at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D.C. Her work is held in multiple public and private collections including Yale University Arts Library and Brown University Artists’ Book Collection.
Small Craft Advisory Press’s artists book, Lining, was recently acquired by several prominent collections, including Emory University, the New York Public Library, SCAD and Temple University, among others.
Lining was designed and printed by Denise Bookwalter and Lee Emma Running with assistance from the FAR staff. It is printed and bound entirely by hand in a limited edition of 30 copies. The piece makes use of both old and new technologies, combining letterpress printing with laser cutting and other tools found at Florida State University’s Facility for Arts Research. The book is made of an engraved birch plywood enclosure with a living hinge lined with rabbit fur. Letterpress printed pages are backed with felt, ripstop nylon, satin, silky solid polyester and knit jersey. Pages are laser cut with interpretations of fabric as seen under the microscope.
From the artist statement:
Lining is about the fabric in clothing that goes next to the skin. Many garments are lined with specific fabrics chosen for their softness, pattern or warmth. Lining represents five of these fabrics within its pages. Each of the five fabrics is mounted on a page that folds out revealing it as a lining of that page. Cut into the pages are microscopic images of each of the fabrics and a poem accompanies the lining fabric with a poetic description of the textiles. The book itself is lined with actual rabbit fur and prints of rabbit, also a material used for lining gloves and other warm clothing.
For more information on this project or other Small Craft Advisory Press projects, visit SCAP.