The Booklyn Art Gallery is pleased to present ODD VOLUME, an exhibition of artworks and the books they are inspired by.
Featuring art and personal libraries of:
Alex Kujawski, Andrew Bernero, Bill Abdale, Casey Farnum, Casey Tang, Chris Zirbes, Cosbe, Luke Allen, Lynnette Miranda, Megan Plunkett, Nick Wallin, Ryan Syrell, Sean Keenan & Jeff Eaton, Susan Belle, Zebadiah Keneally.
ODD VOLUME is an exhibition of artists’ work and selections from their personal libraries, focusing on printed matter as beacons of inspiration. The fusion of exhibition and public library is designed to interpret the artists’ creative approach by displaying editions essential to their practice, process, technique, and disposition. The artists offer selected volumes from their personal collections and encourage the audience to browse through their book contributions and develop connections with the artwork on view. This dialogue between process and product is generally invisible in a traditional exhibition.
The exhibition borrows its name from a social club, The Club of Odd Volumes, founded in Boston in 1887. This club was founded with the purpose to promote literary and artistic tastes, the exhibition of books, and social relations among its members. ODD VOLUME is a sequel to the exhibition Input/Output hosted by Booklyn in January 2012. Input/Output featured artwork alongside artists’ personal collections of amassed ephemera to illustrate the process of pulling inspiration from the world and transforming it into a unique language.
ODD VOLUME is the fourteenth in a series of group exhibitions dedicated to providing self-publishing artists, who generally share their work through printed matter and other ephemeral media, with a platform for exhibition, experimentation and exploration outside of the printed format.
Curated by Aimee Lusty and Scott Meyers.
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