The exhibition “Bound and Beyond: Structure in Book Art,” opens this Friday, September 19, and runs through October 10 in the UWM Union Art Gallery. Drawn primarily from the Book Arts Collection in Special Collections at the UWM Libraries, this show explores the innovative, structural ways in which artists conceive of the book as art. Max Yela, head of UWM’s Special Collections, will offer the opening gallery talk this Friday at 7 pm. Here’s a sampling of book works in the show.
Jeffrey Morin. “Sacred Space.”
Stevens Point, Wis., sailorBOYpress, 2003.
Maryann Riker. “Women’s Work 1.”
Phillipsburg, N.J.: JUSTARIP Press, 2009.
Jessica Poor. “Surrogate #5, Male.”
Milwaukee, Wis.: Fez Monkey Press, 2006.
Linda Smith. “House of Cods.”
Phoenix, Ariz.: Picnic Press, 1996.
Jody Williams. “Still Sense.”
Minneapolis, Minn.: Flying Paper Press, 2008.
Roberta Lavadour. “Relative Memory II”
Pendleton, Or.: Mission Creek Press, 2008.
Karen Hanmer. “Bluestem”
Glenview, Ill.: Karen Hanmer, 2006.
Claire Van Vliet. “Night Street.”
West Burke, Vt.: Janus Press, 1993.
Caren Heft. “Human Volcano.”
Stevens Point, Wis.: Arcadian Press, 2013.
Petra Press. “I Want a Prenup.”
Milwaukee, Wis.: Petra Press, 2005.
Daniel Kelm. “Neo Emblemata Nova.”
Easthampton, Mass: Wide Awake Garage, 2005.