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Cornucopia X

November 7, 2019 - November 29, 2019

Cornucopia X, curated by Alicia Bailey, 11.7-11.29

Art Gym Gallery is excited to announce Cornucopia X, a book arts exhibition curated by Alicia Bailey and juried by Marnie Powers-Torrey. The exhibition will be open from November 7 – November 29. Join us for the opening reception on Thursday, November 7, from 5-8 PM.

For the past decade, Abecedarian Artists’ Books (previously Abecedarian Gallery) has facilitated an annual juried exhibition, Artists’ Book Cornucopia. The exhibition series is noteworthy in that it has provided an opportunity for students, emerging and established book artists to exhibit side-be-side.

To avoid presenting exhibitions from only a single point of view Abecedarian Artists’ Books Director Alicia Bailey has hired a different juror for each of the Cornucopias. For this tenth, and final, Cornucopia, Marnie Powers-Torrey, Managing Director Book Arts Program, Marriot Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, selected 36 works by artists living throughout the United States, Canada, Greece, and Poland.

Of significance to the series is that no constraints other than logistical ones of size and weight have been imposed. This has consistently resulted in exhibitions demonstrating a broad range of concepts and techniques in the contemporary book arts realm.

“Without exception, each of these books blurs lines and defies explicit categorization. Find here a cornucopia of finepress, photography, sculpture, illustration, writing, and mark-making as well as a celebration of form, texture, color, material and typography.”                                                                              juror, Marnie Powers-Torrey


Included in the exhibition are works by the following artists:

AB Gorham – Sparks, Nevada

Amy Fleming – Tallahassee, Florida

Andie Thrams – Coloma, California

Asa Nakata – San Francisco, California

Catherine Ednie – Hancock, Maine

Charlene Asato – Mountain View, Hawaii

Colleen Lawrence – Iowa City, Iowa

David Moyer – Muncy, Pennsylvania

Ellen Knudson – Gainesville, Florida

Elsi Vassdal Ellis – Bellingham, Washington

Evangela Biza – Athens, Greece

Ioannis Anastasiou – Athens, Greece

Iris Grimm – Boston, Massachusetts

Jennifer Rose Wolken – Springfield, Missouri

Jillian Sico – Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Katya Reka – Santa Fe, New Mexico

Lise Melhorn-Boe – Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Maja Dokudowicz – Warszawa, Mazowieckie, Poland

Margo Klass – Fairbanks, Alaska

Mari Eckstein Gower – Redmond, Washington

Maria Welch – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Monica Edwards Larson/Ben Weaver – Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota

Peggy Johnston – Des Moines, Iowa

Penelope Anstruther – Oakland, California

R D Burton – Havre de Grace, Maryland

Rachel Melis – St. Cloud, Minnesota

Rhiannon Alpers – San Francisco, California

Sarah Bryant – Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Sha Towers – Waco, Texas

Susan Lowdermilk – Eugene, Oregon

Valerie Lucas – Monkton, Maryland


Also opening at Art Gym Denver are Ink and Thread, an exhibition of embroidered relief prints by Sarah Derosier and Moonlight Insights, a new series of drawings by Eric L. Porter in the Common Space Gallery with an opening reception on Thursday, November 7 from 5 – 8PM.

The opening receptions are free and open to the public. Both exhibitions are also free and open to the public Monday through Friday, 9AM – 6PM. They will be on display from November 7 through November 29, 2019.


November 7, 2019
November 29, 2019
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