June 3rd - 26, 2016 Books/Catalysts: A Book Arts Survey curated by Jon Coffelt Opening Reception: June 3rd 6 - 9pm
GALLERY CLOSED FOR JULY
October 7th - November 27, 2016 Immortelle: Group Show Opening Reception: October 7th 6 - 9pm 25% of proceeds from sales to benefit Big Class
December 2 - December 30, 2016 Photo Nola Group Show Curated with Antenna Gallery Opening Reception: TBA 25% of proceeds from sales to benefit Press Street
BOOKS/CATALYSTS: a book arts survey
curated by Jon Coffelt
Pinky Bass, Doug Boulas, Dana Jo Cooley, Wayne McNeil, Buzz Spector, and Travis Childers
Including a selection from the Private Book Arts Collection
Ed Ruscha, Yoko Ono, Marcel Broodthaers, Joan Lyons, Mare Blocker, Charles Ray, Donald Baechler, Dieter Roth, Davi Det Hompson, David Sandlin, Denise Carbone, Susan E King, Mary Ann Sampson, Lew Thomas, Miranda Maher, and more
June 3rd, 2016 6 – 9pm
Through June 26, 2016
The opening will include a curatorial talk and walk through at 7pm with Jon Coffelt and a presentation from Petrice Sams-Abiodun about the Literacy Alliance.
25% of proceeds to benefit
In collaboration with curator Jon Coffelt and the Literary Alliance of Greater New Orleans, The Foundation Gallery presents BOOKS/CATALYSTS: A book arts survey. In an effort to support the Literacy Alliance of GNO in their mission to increase adult literacy by supporting existing adult education programs and advocating for increased resources and support for adult literacy initiatives in the Greater New Orleans region.
A word from the curator
This is an outline of the art of the book starting from the early 60's to what book artists are doing today. We want to show many types of Artists Books and how they fit into this history from loose-leaf books of card through puzzle books and concertinas. From unique hand-made books to sleek published multiples. We will also cover out-of-the-book vernacular pieces who are only books because the artists say they are. Many of these pieces will be modified books where artists take a book of their choosing and manipulate it into a work of art. These may not even look like a book. - Jon Coffelt, May 2016