| Artists’ Books Exhibitions at
Bower Ashton Library
School of Creative Arts, Department of Art and Design University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
New additions to the artist’s book collection at the Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE Bristol
12th June - 31st July 2008
An exhibition of books by artists including Lucy May Schofield (Lucky and The Dolls House), Louise Best (a blue sea palms, a sunshine girl, wrapped up in a banana leaf letter, from india), Nancy Chalker-Tennant (Secret Wing), Emily Foden (The Handshakes of Strangers), seekers of lice (decimals of feelings), Maria Cattani (Quadrantes - Quadrants), Bill Burns (0.800.0FAUNA0FLORA), Tom Trusky (michael b. - a finding), David Shrigley (ants have sex in your beer), Colin Sackett (TRANS LATER SACKET), Evil Twin Publications (All the Aldas) and Andrew A. McLaren (APPROX DCLXVI).
Quadrantes - Quadrants, by Maria Cattani, is a book work which has been placed simultaneously in three academic libraries in the UK (Camberwell College of Arts, Chelsea College of Art and London College of Communication) and the Biblioteca do Instituto de Artes in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The book contains a small version of the four prints in the libraries and a fragment of the hand-drawn invented script that generated the work, alongside half-tone photos of the libraries.
michael b. - a finding by Tom Trusky is a “pure found” work; published as a collection of email correspondence between friends as they search for the missing Michael, a sad tale of mental illness, loss and uncertainty.
Louise Best has made a new series of books after a recent trip to India earlier this year. They are based on her writing, from letters home, to translations of texts produced within an alley of typists.
Lucy May Schofield’s The Dolls House Album, is one book of a collection of other-worldy photographs taken at the V&A Museum of Childhood as preparatory works for her solo show at Craft Central, London in March.
The books will be on show in the library over the summer before they join the CFPR collection.