Artists’ Book Cornucopia VIII

Art Gym Gallery

October 12 - November 4, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, October 12 from 5-8 pm; Free and open to the public
  • Thursday, October 26th from 6-8pm: Hands on Artists Books - a curatorial talk by Alicia Bailey
  • Saturday, November 4th from 2-4pm: Artists Book Show & Tell - critique session facilitated by Alicia Bailey and Gregory Santos, Printmaking Director at Art Gym
Art Gym is proud to present Artists’ Book Cornucopia VIII an exhibition curated by Alicia Bailey, Director Abecedarian Artists’ Books, and juried by Cynthia Nourse-Thompson, Director of the graduate programs in Book Arts at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia.

Art Gym Denver
1460 Leyden St.
Denver, CO 80220


Artists’ Book Cornucopia VIII is eighth in a series of international exhibitions of contemporary artists' book works, and highlights the diversity of materials, mediums and techniques within the book arts genre. The exhibit includes work by 26 artists from throughout the United States.

Join us for the opening reception with curator Alicia Bailey, on 10.12 from 5-8 pm at Art Gym Gallery. During the exhibition, there will be two events: Hands on Artists Books - a curatorial talk by Alicia Bailey on 10.26 from 6-8 pm and Artists Book Show & Tell – a critique session facilitated by Alicia Bailey and Gregory Santos, Printmaking Director at Art Gym, on 11.4 from 2-4 pm. Both events are free and open to the public and held at Art Gym Gallery.

Many of the works are immediately recognizable as books, intimately scaled objects intended to be held by a single viewer for one-on-one engagement. Others take on book-like aspects better suited to display on pedestals vs hand-held reading, and still others are more easily perceived as sculptural objects, their readability less dependent on a viewer's physical manipulations or contact.

The works on display include an array of media including traditional materials such as paper, leather, book board, thread and cloth, harmoniously co-existing with less typical materials such as glass, metal, wood and cast acrylic. The artists have employed a variety of printing techniques such as letterpress, silkscreen, non-silver print processes, offset lithography and lasercutting as well as hand-imaging techniques such as monoprinting, drawing, painting and embroidery.

Amy Pirkle - Tuscaloosa, Alabama Beth Sheehan - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Bryan Kring - Oakland, California Carson Fox - Brooklyn, New York Casey Gardner - Berkeley, California David Moyer - Muncy, Pennsylvania Diane Fine/Kathy Kuehn - Plattsburgh, New York/Portland, Oregon Inge Bruggeman - Reno, Nevada Islam Aly - Cedar Fall, Iowa Julie Baugnet - St. Paul, Minnesota Karen Hardy - Asheville, North Carolina Kate Castelli - Cambridge, Massachusetts Kyle Holland - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Mackenzie Browning - Denver, Colorado Macy Chadwick - Oakland, California Mary V. Marsh - Oakland, California Myda Iamiceli - Carrollton, Georgia Rebecca Chamlee - Simi Valley, California Rhiannon Alpers - San Francisco, California Sarah Hulsey - Somerville, Massachusetts Sarah Nicholls - Brooklyn, New York Stephanie Slate - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Sue Carrie Drummond - Jackson, Mississippi Valerie Carrigan - North Adams, Massachusetts Woody Leslie - Chicago, Illinois Zeinab Saab - DeKalb, Illinois

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