The exhibition "2x2: Small Book Works" is on view in the Fourth Floor Exhibition Gallery at UW-Milwaukee's Golda Meir Library, October 1-December 17, 2010.
The exhibition highlights the recent experimental book works of two regional book-arts groups: the Bone Folder's Guild of Madison and the Book Arts Salon of Milwaukee. Since 2005 members of both groups have been producing and swapping these experimental works, all created within certain constraints that are evident in the exhibit, including issues of size (while the two-inch constraint is evident, it is also obvious that, like all good book artists, they break their own rules), content (quotations, seasons, animals, advice, secrets, patterns, collecting, travel, and place), and form (matchbook, slinky, Jacob's ladder, accordion, origami and folded structures, and special bindings). Even within these constraints, individual artistic styles and a tremendous range of books are revealed while exploring different structural systems.
The book artists included in this show are: Suzanne Berland, Susie Carlson, Sandra M. Goodkind, Sharon Giestfeldt, Darlene Hagopian, Debby Henning, Dawn Kalies, Nancee Killoran, Laura Komai, Kathy Engen Malkasian, Sue Medaris, Dianna Reiter, Eve Robillard, Cathy Rocca, Mary Rose, Andrea Steiner, Nancy Schoenherr, Tricia Schriefer, Nicole Sudquist, Karen Timm, Berni Tischer, Tinamari Turner, Sheri Vanden Boom, Marilyn Wedberg, Carey Weiler, and Kristin Yates.
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 am-5:00 pm, or by appointment.
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