Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Opening Night

Last night was the opening of Tri-Fold: New Perspectives on Book Arts at the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center in Brooklyn, NY. The opening was well attended and it was exciting to meet some of the other artists that were represented.




My contribution to the exhibition was Handbook, seen on the right and left side of the table in the following pictures.





The differing artistic interpretations of the theme of artist book was quite astounding.

Guy Laramee


Miriam Schaer


Karen Baldner & Bjorn Krondorfer



Journal pages from Maiden Voyages: illustrated journals created by 4 women from the Middle East and 1 woman from the USA, all anonymous. Select pages from each artist are below.







Special thanks to Judy Wilkenfeld, as Handbook was born in one of her workshops that I attended.

The Exhibition runs through November 27th and more information about hours and location can be found here.

38 comments:

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Quite the collection, indeed. I'm hoping there will be a catalog published. Congratulations! -J

lyle said...

dear seth, you certainly are included in a group of very talented book artists! I would be hardpressed to pick a favorite (aside from your book of course!) I guess the other hand book!

Holly Dean said...

Wow! How exciting to see Handbook firmly ensconced among its fellow artist books, telling its unique story. It really is a fabulous book Seth. Congratulations!

Jeb said...

Congrats! What a great opportunity!

Dyche Designs said...

Looks like it was quite the event, congrats on being included.

Svetlana said...

Thanks for bringig some atmosphere from the opening night. I really wish I could be there. Sometimes I think I live in a isolated dream city.
Congrats again on exibiting your art work and my favourite book.

ps pirro said...

Congratulations! Beautiful work in a beautiful space.

Renee Howell said...

wonderful interpretations. loving the art brain, let loose!

Jill Zaheer said...

What a wonderful looking grand opening to the show. Your Handbook looks like it has some nice new friends! So happy that your work was selected for this exhibit- and you're right about the interesting interpretations of artist books! Thanks for sharing some of the other works in the exhibit as well.

Outside The Lines said...

Congratulations on having your fabulous work in such a cool exhibit! Your book is beautiful!

ooglebloops said...

Definitely a neat exhibit - and your work fits in perfectly!! Congratulations! Such interesting pieces throughout-wish I lived closer.

angryparsnip said...

Congratulations on your book and Opening Night.
How Exciting !
Catching up on blogs after four weeks away such interesting and wonderful news !

cheers, parsnip

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Congratulations Seth. Your book is a valuable contribution to the show.

I love artists books - rich, unique, individual and free.

Since I couldn't make the opening I really appreciate your photos. Those journal pages...fabulous.

Lynn said...

What an amazing show. That piece with the hands and small typewriters is awesome. How exciting it must be to see your work/book among all these others! Happy for you! Loved the journal pages too. Wow! Wow!

neva gagliano said...

book artists are amazing....wonderful sharing, love your handbook in there!

Debrina said...

Fabulous to see so many different interpretations of the humble old book! I have to agree with Lyle - the two hand books: yours and the other artist's are my favs, although those individually illustrated books were a knockout!

cerulean said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful exhibition. Love your 'hand'book. There's an internet link to the maiden voyage. www.maidenvoyagesproject.com

Kim Palmer said...

Some really inspiring book arts and journal pages here Seth including yours of course! Congrats on the exhibition, your handbook is in great company it seems. Love how off the page some book arts can be!

vivian said...

sure looks like a fabulous exhibit! thanks for sharing these pictures and your work fits right in with all these other wonderful pieces..

deb said...

looks like an amazing show, congratulations, and here's hoping I can swing a trip to the big city before it comes down...

bridgette said...

congratulations seth on being part of an excellent show. I love book art and it is so fascinating to see how artists interpret what a book is. Did I tell you that the first art show that I ever was in was a book art exhibit? It was in Seattle 2005. I wish I could have attended and seen your Handbook in person.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

This looks like an awesome exhibit and they are lucky to have you!!!! Congratulations! Awesome..awesome works. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Ro Bruhn said...

Congratulations Seth, your book looks right at home there. What a wonderful exhibition and such a diverse range of books, all magnificent.

Mar said...

opening night is always thrilling
even better well attended
congratulations!!!!

William said...

Thank you for sharing this! It looks like a lot of fascinating work.

La Dolce Vita said...

what a great collection!! the floating typewriters... wowee... your gorgeous book is in good company... congrats!!

Michelle said...

Thanks for sharing this peek into the show - what a great variation and collection, even when based in one theme.

alteredbits said...

stunning exhibit! i really wish i were not located on the opposing side of the continent as i would LOVE to be there. your book is just stunning, as i've expressed before -- congrats on the exhibit!

Gwen Buchanan said...

oh inspirational, indeed.. I would have loved to see inside each of these...

Sharmon Davidson said...

OMG, this looks sooo exciting! I wish I could have been there, and if there is a catalog, I want one! Your Handbook has been probably my favorite piece of your work since the first time I saw it- gloriously gorgeous!

oneartistjournal said...

Oh how I wish I could be there to see this.
XOXOrly

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

Whoa ! So excited and Congratulation.

Karin Bartimole said...

So absolutely fabulous Seth! What a wonderful show to experience and be a part of - a big congrats to you! Do let us know if a catalog is done - it would be amazing.

Gaby Bee said...

What a cool exhibit! Congratulations on being included, Seth! Your "hand" book is amazing!

LensVerse said...

Amazing work all around. Great theme for a show and great representation from your part, Seth. These pieces do give a whole new meaning to books as works of art.

Parabolic Muse said...

Absolutely scrumptious. I LOVE those journal pages.
Thanks, Seth.

Leslie said...

Good for you Seth! This is so awesome. I have the postcard for the show on my refrigerator. I will get there before it ends. Congratulations!

Trudi Sissons - Two Dresses Studio said...

What a beautiful beautiful tour you captured of the exhibit Seth and exciting news that you are in London, which has to be one of my top 3 places in the world for inspiration! Oh the history and magic...
I look forward to reading your posts of post-London dreams. What will Seth impart???? :0)