Sunday, March 22, 2009

Book Art Exhibit at Multnomah Central Library

The Collins Gallery on the 3rd floor of the Central Library downtown Portland exhibits contemporary artist's books from their John Wilson Special Collections through May 10, 2009. Local artist Shu-Ju Wang created her book Fatherland using a Gocco printer. Kim Newell's small book of linoleum cuts called Anatomics is in the collection. I had seen this handmade book a couple of weeks ago while on Vashon Island visiting a friend who owns an edition. Kim also did the linoleum cuts for another book, Volcano Blue, made by Vashon artist Catherine Michaelis with poetry by Ann Spiers. The book marks the Centennial of Mt Rainer National Park in 1998. The 3-D image of the mountain shows the blue west side and the red east side.

Catherine also created the book pictured. The dresses reminded her of the ones her mother used to wear. It's well worth a trip to see the library's collection displayed.


Suzanne Reynolds said...

Thanks for the heads-up, Paula. Looks like an exhibit worth seeing.

Love your telamadera piece, it's beautiful! Great idea to use Photoshop to determine color values.

Gwen said...

This looks to be a great exhibit! I wish I could see it! I love the book of dresses, too.