Three Local Exhibitions!
We are so fortunate to have so many exhibits going on here in the Delaware Valley. During the holidays you may want to make some time to see some of these exhibitions:
ON TOP OF THE WORLD: BOOK ARTISTS FROM AUSTRALIA
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see exciting work from Australian book artists. Hosted by Gallery 633 at The University of the Arts, the exhibition showcases a variety of artists. From printmakers and paper makers, to fine book binders and photographers, all working with the structure of the book as a means of expression. The show will be open from December 8, 2009 through January 30, 2010.
On Top of the World: Book Artists from Australia, was curated by Tara O’Brien after a recent trip to Australia. The show represents book artists from the east coast between Sydney and Brisbane. These artists come to the medium of book art with strong backgrounds in printmaking, paper making, and ceramics. Even though many of them work in relative isolation within their own country, there are common themes including the land, ecology and aboriginal people.
This gallery is sometimes locked. Please email Dan Corrigen to arrange a time to see the exhibit. firstname.lastname@example.org
Werner Pfeiffer(censor, villain, provocateur, experimenter):Book-objects & Artist Books
On Exhibit: September 8, 2009 – February 12, 2010
Kamin Gallery, 1st floor, Van-Pelt Dietrich Library Center
University of Pennsylvania, 3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia (picture ID needed)
Werner Pfeiffer, a sculptor, printmaker, and painter renowned for his insightful and moving book-objects and artist books, masterfully constructed and beautifully printed, is collected by private and institutional collectors around the world. This exhibition highlights two distinct groups of works commenting and reflecting on the place and role of the book in the twenty-first century.
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Saturday, by prior arrangement, noon-4pm
Call for details: 1-800-390-1829
Show and Bestow
Art and Print Department Galleries
on the 2nd floor of the Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine St.
The collection of artists’ books gathered in honor of Ruth Hughes, will be on display from
November 20 – December 30, 2009. Many Delaware Valley Chapter members are represented and there are eighty books on display in twelve cases. After the exhibition, the collection will be donated to Oberlin College’s Clarence Ward Art Library and will be exhibited there in the spring.
See the Free Library website for hours.