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Stitched and Glued

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Image from National Trust, 2012 Handmade Photo Book © Jay Seawell
Stitched and Glued
Curated by: Paul D'Amato

32 East Quincy Street
Riverside, IL 60546
January 25th, 2013 - February 23rd, 2013
Opening: February 3rd, 2013 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.riversideartscenter.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Suburbs
EMAIL:  
rivarts@sbcglobal.net
PHONE:  
708-442-6400
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 1-5pm
TAGS:  
Matthew Austin, Matt Avignone, Even Baden, Shawn Bush, Timothy Campos, Craig Cotsones, Barbara Diener, Jordan Fuller, Mike Killion, Kelsey Lindsey, Colleen Plumb, Marne Provost, Jessica Rodrigue, Justin Schmitz, Jay Seawell, Daniel Shea, Brandon Sorg, Stephanie Tanner, Terttu Uibopuu, Victor Yanez‐Lazcano, Paul D'Amato, RIverside Arts Center, Freeark Gallery, RAC, photography
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

RAC is pleased to present Stitched and Glued. This exhibition showcases a selection of handmade artists’ photo books produced by young photographers over the last five years. With the advent of e‐books and the disappearance of the bookstore, the book as an object has become an endangered species. Within a generation, this symbol of learning and human intellectual growth has virtually vanished from the cultural landscape. At the same time, however, the technology that has caused the extinction of the book as an object of cultural consumption has fostered a kind of re‐birth: the hand made artist book. With desktop publishing software and affordable high quality digital printers, artists are now able to marry technologies as old as monasteries with the latest digital innovations to produce unique hand made books with unprecedented ease. Photographers are experimenting with book design, narrative structures and materials and then printing, stitching and gluing books on basement ping pong tables everywhere.