UAB Project
Uncovering Artists' Books
Curated by Geraldine Davis

March 26 - May 15, 2016

Opening Reception:

Sunday, April 3

Generously Sponsored by:
Dr. J. Scott Peaker &
Salit Steel

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.

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery has a special interest in the book arts both as a logical development of our close relationship with the Grimsby Public Library and, since 1978, through our Wayzgoose Book Arts Fair. We are thrilled that through the curatorial work of Ms Davis and the generous financial support of the Museums Assistance Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage we are able to present this long overdue survey of Canadian book arts in Grimsby.