My Assemblage series is included in this exhibition which opens next Thursday 29 August at 6 pm.
Between the Sheets: Artists’ Books Exhibition 2019
to be opened by Paul Uhlmann, Artist and Senior Lecturer at Edith Cowan University
@ 6pm on the evening of Thursday 29 August 2019
Gallery Central, 12 Aberdeen Street, Perth
The exhibition runs 30 August – 21 September. Hours 10 - 4.45 pm weekdays, 12 - 4 pm Saturday
Gallery East presents an exhibition of 70 works by 59 artists from 7 countries challenging the notions of the traditional book. Makers include printmakers, photographers, architects, wordsmiths, textile artists, painters, sculptors, digital artists, and, for the first time, a glass artist, with both traditional and contemporary approaches to creating books of art and art of books to inspire and captivate the viewer.
The artist’s book is above all a physical object with which everyone can interact. Indeed, possibly alone in contemporary art practice Artists’ books have a universal appeal: an engagement with everyone who has held a book in his or her hand.
Books as art objects become more than containers of information, but works of art in themselves. While many artists are concerned with content, images, ideas or inventions, others use a variety of media, shapes and structures to create unique book works. Now seen as a distinct art form, artists’ books have a growing appeal to artists, collectors, curators and the viewing public.
This is the fourth biennial Between the Sheets: Artists’ books which Gallery East has launched in Western Australia and the third to be hosted by Gallery Central at North Metro TAFE.