Image above: Diary 1948, Jenn Libby
Books mix together sculpture, installation, drawing, and performance. They are an interactive experience that fills up space and engages the body, a physical narrative that you move through over time.
The physical book is disappearing from our world, displaced by e-readers. Though e-readers offer convenience, they do not offer that same intimacy of physical connection. The reader interacts only with the text and not the object. You do not feel the journey as you weigh the pages read compared to pages unread. You are not taken back to that moment years ago, when you spilled coffee on the page or underlined a meaningful passage.
Bibliophilia celebrates and explores the complex medium of books.
Saturday, October 4, 2014; 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
October 2– 26, 2014
ARTIST TALK & BOOK TOUR:
October 26, 2014; 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Nave Gallery Annex, 53 Chester St, Somerville, MA
Wednesday-Friday, 6:00-8:00 pm
Saturday, 2:00-8:00 pm
Sunday, 2:00 pm-6:00 pm
Caroline Bagenal, Kate Barber, Ana Campos, Cathy Durso, Johanna Finnegan-Topitzer, Ann Forbush, Rebekah Lord Gardiner, Conny Goelz-Schmitt, Liz Hilt, Sarah Hulsey, Jenn Libby, Kathy Lobo, Claire Marcus, Joyce McDaniel, Leighton McWilliams, Abbie Read, Ian Sampson, Susan Schmidt