Sunday, October 07, 2012

Bound to Printed Material

Work to be included in a group show at The Howland Public Library at 313 Main St., Beacon, NY. Opening reception on October 13th, 2012 from 4-6 pm.

September 10, 2012 – Beacon, NY – The Howland Public Library, in collaboration with independent curator Theresa Goodman, is pleased to present their first exhibition of fine art in new gallery spaces. In what will be a rotating series of art shows, the Howland Public Library will now be showcasing the work of local artists. To kick off this exciting new venture, the library is hosting Bound to Printed Matter, a group show focusing on artists who use printed books as an inspiration, a resource, and as art material.

A book can mean different things to different people. It is a wealth of ideas, an escape for the mind, a springboard to another life. Some visual artists take their art and turn it into books while others take books and turn them into art. Books are an inspiration, a material, and a medium. The works included in Bound to Printed Matter are by a wide variety of artists who are inspired by the book as a medium in their visual art practice.

It seems natural for the Howland Public Library to begin its new venture into the visual arts with a show about how printed book continues to be a muse. Bound to Printed Matter features the work of thirteen diverse artists. For this inaugural show the artists have been chosen from a nationwide call that is curated by a Beacon resident. The participating artists are:  Mitsuko Brooks, Kathy Bruce, Joy Drury Cox, Glenn Fischer, Nicole Foran, Theresa Gooby, Soyeun Kim, Ramon Lascano, Jessica Maffia, Ryan Sarah Murphy, and Jessica Smith Owens.

Bound to Printed Matter will be on view from October 13th-December 2nd. All are welcome to attend the opening reception from 4-6pm on Saturday October 13th at the Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon NY. Call 845-831-1134 for more info.

Theresa Goodman is an independent curator who lives in Beacon. She is the founder and director of Beacon Open Studios.

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