GPAG’s special interest in the book arts, celebrated annually at the Wayzgoose Book Arts Fair, has inspired us to create this major survey of artists’ books in Canada.
The curatorial expertise of Geraldine Davis and the generous financial support of the Museums Assistance Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage have made this project possible; we are extremely grateful for both.
Uncovering Artists' Books
Curated by Geraldine Davis
March 26 - May 15, 2016
Sunday, April 3
Generously Sponsored by:
Dr. J. Scott Peaker &
Artists’ books read at once as sensual, spatial and tactile; they open our reading experience to the multi-sensory perception of books as art objects. UAB explores this rich artistic practice, highlighting its significant contribution to the history of visual art in Canada.
Curator Geraldine Davis investigates these often overlooked creations, bringing us the opportunity to experience the intimate relationships with literature, visual culture and documentation that they deliver. Artists’ books form an integral part of most art movements; many important painters, sculptors and especially printmakers have chosen to make book arts a significant part of their practices. Experimental and collaborative attitudes prevail in these objects; contemporary examples incorporate new technologies and digital formats into the genre of artists’ books.