Books! Books! Books! Appalachian Book Arts

The following information about this past Turchin Center exhibition is kept here for archival purposes only. This exhibition is not currently on display. View current and upcoming exhibitions.

Friday, November 4, 2016
Friday, November 4, 2016 (6:00pm - 10:00pm)
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Mezzanine Gallery

As part of the on-going celebration of the book arts at the Turchin Center, Looking Glass and Smith galleries, Books! Books! Books! Appalachian Book Arts celebrates the beautiful handwork of Appalachian State faculty and friends. Artists’ books-as-objects take many forms.

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About the Artists

This exhibition provides a delightful exploration of unique books by:

Laken Bridges
Andrew Caldwell
Rosa Dargan-Powers
Lynn Doyle
April Flanders
Vicki Grube
Brooke Hofsess
Taekyeom Lee
Clifton Meador

Clifton Meador’s creative work combines writing, photography, printmaking and design to make narrative works that explore culture, history and place. His work is in many major collections, including the Library of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Yale Art of the Book collection. His work has been supported by grants from the Rubin Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Soros Foundation for Open Society, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Meador comes to Appalachian after serving as professor and interim chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Arts at Columbia College Chicago. While at Columbia College Chicago, Meador directed the MFA in Book and Paper and was charged with revamping the program to bring the curriculum in line with best MFA practices in the field. As interim chair, he led his department through a challenging time of organizational change. Prior to his tenure at Columbia College Chicago, Meador taught at the State University of New York at New Paltz.

Jessica Christine Owen
Tricia Treacy
Phillip Zimmermann

Philip Zimmermann received his BFA from Cornell University and his MFA from SUNY Buffalo/Visual Studies Workshop. Zimmermann's primary research involves visual narrative and the time-based use of text and image. He has been creating artists books for more than 30 years. He has shown extensively nationally and internationally, and among other awards, has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships. Spaceheater Editions is a publishing press owned and operated by Philip Zimmermann. Zimmermann produces open-edition and limited-edition works that use photography, printmaking and design. The main focus of Spaceheater Editions is the editioned narrative artists’ book. Under Spaceheater Editions (and several other press imprints) Zimmermann publishes his own books and posters as well as those of a number of exceptional artists. Spaceheater Editions was born in Chicago, Illinois, grew up in New York City and upstate New York, and now calls beautiful Tucson, Arizona home.

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