Friday, June 20, 2008

5th International Book & Paper Triennial

Image: Elizabeth Munger, Passerines
Suite of five prints, letterpress
7” x 9” each

Image: Shawn Sheehy, Beyond the Sixth Extinction: A Fifth Millennium Bestiary
Handmade paper, letterpress, collage
8” x 15” x 10.25” (open)

Image: Peggy Johnston, Urchin, antique book, linen thread

5th International Book & Paper Arts Triennial
At Columbia College Chicago’s Center for Book & Paper Arts
June 25 - September 12, 2008

Fifty-nine art works from the papermaking and artists’ book genre will be on view during the 5th International Book & Paper Arts Triennial at Columbia College Chicago’s Center for Book & Paper Arts located at 1104 S. Wabash Avenue on the second floor. A closing reception will be held on Friday, September 12 from 5:30 – 7:30pm This juried exhibition features fine and letterpress printed and bound books, broadsides, artists’ books, book objects, sculptural paper, pulp painting and altered books that have been selected from an international base of some of the most recognized artists working in this medium today. Art works range in size from paper vessels that dangle from ceiling to floor down to sculpture that is 2” tall.

Challenging the traditional definition of the book, the 5th Trienniel features a book that is “written” in broken glass and another that contains the mnemonic bird calls of Midwest songbirds. Also included are etchings of Paris gardens, a taxonomy of urban fowl, illustrated poems, corn stalks made of paper, a photo journey through a car wash and many more wonderful and curious book and paper objects that comprise this triennial exhibition.
The Center for Book & Paper’s gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm. This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 312.344.6630 or go to their website at A catalog of the exhibition will be available for purchase during the closing reception on Friday, September 12.

1 comment:

Write Your Own Online Review said...

Gosh, this is the greatest. Love the birds.