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.