Washington and Lee University Artists' Exhibition: "The Book Expanded: Language, Art, Form"

February 12, 2020 - March 20, 2020

12:00 am

Washington and Lee University
Lenfest Center for the Arts
Lexington, VA 24450

Box Office 540-458-8000

Artists' Exhibition: "The Book Expanded: Language, Art, Form"

Artists' Exhibition: Wednesday, February 12 – Friday, March 20, 2020, Lenfest Center/Staniar Gallery.

Artists' Lecture & Reception: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 5:30pm.
Lenfest Center/Wilson Hall Concert Hall and Reception to follow in Lykes Atrium.

The artistic medium of book arts is explored in this exhibition curated by Washington and Lee Visiting Instructor Claudia Smigrod who teaches in this subject. In "The Book Expanded: Language, Art, Form", Smigrod focuses on content-driven works that reflect our social and cultural landscape. Her selections from Arizona State’s Pyracantha Press and the oeuvres of book artists Daniel Mayer and John Risseew span over 30 years of creative activity in this area of expression. Daniel Mayer is the Director of Pyracantha Press in the School of Art at Arizona State University where he publishes collaborative limited-edition books and prints. Arizona State University Professor Emeritus John Risseeuw taught book art, printmaking, and papermaking for 40 years. He founded the Pyracantha Press, the book art imprint of ASU, in 1982, and his own Cabbagehead Press in 1972.

Staniar Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.

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