A Talk/Slide Show by Lisa Kokin: A Retrospective View of Her Work

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A Talk/Slide Show by Lisa Kokin: A Retrospective View of Her Work

Novato Arts Center at Hamilton Field
500 Palm Drive
Novato, CA 94949
May 6th, 2012 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Artist talk
Other (outside main areas)
(415) 506-0137
Wed-Sun 11-4


Presented in conjunction with the 3rd annual Altered Book/Book Arts Show at MarinMOCA (April 21 through May 26)

Lisa Kokin is one of the leading book artists in the United States today. Her work in artist’s books, mixed media, installation, assemblage and sculpture is about memory, history,  and social commentary. Her work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions both in the United States and abroad and is often cited in books about this increasingly popular art form.

Ms. Kokin is represented by the Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley and the Tayloe Piggott Gallery in Jackson, WY. “Lisa is without comparison in her mastery of materials and her ability to push a medium forward, "states Donna Seager.“She finds ways of working not adapted to art before.”

With her delicious sense of humor and a fascinating body of work to explore, this promises to be a most entertaining event.

“Every time I take my x-acto blade to the tender page of a book, I see my longdeceased grandfather’s face before me. He is not happy. I am committing the Jewish equivalent of a mortal sin and believe me, I feel guilty. So powerful is my drive to rearrange and juxtapose, however, that I am willing to risk the wrath of my ancestors to accomplish my mission.”

(Lisa Kokin on her work with books).

To see more of Lisa’s work and to find out about monthly studio workshops, go to