- Exhibitions & Events
CURRENT EXHIBITIONS | THROUGH DECEMBER 7, 2013
September 18—December 7, 2013
View the Exhibition Brochure | Essay by Gregory Harris, Associate Curator, DePaul Art Museum
- Opening Reception | September 18, 5-8pm | Wabash Arts Crawl in association with Expo Art Week
- Bookmakers | November 7 & 12 | Interactive Tour in association with State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970 (Smart Museum of Art) | Find out more
- Panel Discussion: Photobook Futures & Book Swap | Thursday, December 5, 6pm | Find out more
The Center for Book and Paper Arts will mount a second iteration of an exhibition exploring print-on-demand photo books. Originally curated by Barbara Tannenbaum for the Cleveland Museum of Art, DIY: Photographers and Books (2012) was the first museum show to focus on the impact of print-on-demand publishing on contemporary photographic practice. This is a juried exhibition focused on photobooks that move beyond the monograph. How do photographers engage the book form in ways that are experimentally visual and conceptual, while pushing the possibilities of print-on-demand publishing?
Steven Beckly, AT THE SAME TIME
Mali Anderson, Rosaire Appel, Steven Beckly, Roberly Bell, Marissa Lee Benedict, Sarah Benning, Sarah Bodman, Tom Burtonwood, Javier Carmona, R. Clarke- Davis, Joerg M. Colberg, Sylvia De Swaan, Dennis DeHart, Robert Drea, Boo Gilder, Regan Golden, Marcella Hackbardt, Julian Jason Haladyn, Brian Harmon, Steve Harp, James Hugunin, Ani Katz, Nick Kline, Lewis Koch, Jenna Lynch, Emily Martin, Scott McCarney, Paula McCartney, Charles Jeffrey Mintz, Lydia Moyer, Laura Noel, David Parker, Mimi Plumb, Susan Porteous, Jeff Rathermel, Tom Sowden, Valerio Spada, Max Stolkin, Lex Thompson, Mary Jo Toles, Everett Williams, Nanette Wylde & Kent Manske, and Philip Zimmermann.
Greg Harris, Associate Curator, DePaul Art Museum
Karen Irvine, Curator & Associate Director, Museum of Contemporary Photography
Jessica Cochran, Curator of Exhibitions and Programs, Center for Book and Paper Arts
Steve Woodall, Director, Center for Book and Paper Arts
This exhibition is part of Chicago Artists Month 2013, the 18th annual celebration of Chicago’s vibrant art community presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. For more information, visit www.chicagoartistsmonth.org.
Form and Expression: The Written WordSeptember 18-December 7, 2013
View the Exhibition Brochure
Essay by Bruce Nixon
- Preview Event | Tuesday, September 17, 6:00 p.m. | Newberry Library | Find out more
Thomas Ingmire in conversation with Steve Woodall, Duke Collier, Joseph Goldyne and Robert Williams.
- Opening Reception | September 18, 5:00–8:00 p.m. | In association with the Wabash Arts Corridor (WAC) Crawl and Expo Art Week
About the Exhibition
This exhibition surveys books, drawings, manuscripts and collaborations by American Calligraphic artist Thomas Ingmire. Collaborating poets and artists include Manuel Neri, David Anwyn and Joseph Goldyne. This exhibition was made possible through generous loans from the San Franscisco Public Library, Stanford University Special Collections, Duke Collier, Robert Williams, Joseph Goldyne, Anne Kohs and Thomas Ingmire.
About Thomas Ingmire
(Born, 1942) Thomas Ingmire discovered calligraphy in the early 1970s while working in the field of landscape architecture. He joined English master calligrpaher and illuminator Donald Jackson's one year postgraduate program at California State University in Los Angeles and in 1977 he became the first foreign member elected as a Fellow of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators (SSI) in London.
In 1980, Ingmire was granted a Newberry Fellowship for a continuing study of calligraphy.
Ingmire's early work was oriented around the exploration of calligraphy as a fine art medium, and he tought workshops worldwide. He has been focused on artist's books since 2002, and since then he has collaborated with notable artist Manuel Neri and poets Tsering Wangmo Dhompa and David Jones Annwn. His work was recently included in Things that Dream: Contemporary Calligraphic Artists' Books at the Peterson Gallery & Munger Rotunda at Stanford University.
Posters were important to many aspects of life, culture and governance in the Soviet Union during the twentieth century. This exhibition features a selection of the posters deployed as part of the many Soviet literacy campaigns to educate rural populations, with the goal of eliminating illiteracy and moving the communist nation forward socially, culturally and industrially. This collection of visual artifacts purposefully demonstrates the way that art and politics were inextricably embedded in such posters: they were designed to manipulate, inform, warn and enlighten, while functioning as an omnipresent voice of power, communication and control.
Illuminating Socialist Literacy in Soviet Propoganda Posters
Masha Kowell, Ph.D.
Masha Kowell received her Ph.D. in history of art from the University of Pennsylvania. Trained as a modern and contemporary art specialist, she studies mid-century Soviet visual arts and is currently revising her dissertation, Agit-plakat: The Destalinization of Soviet Posters (1956-1966), into a book on Soviet visual propaganda during Khrushchev’s Thaw.