Monday, October 31, 2011

Sample Book

For the bookMARKs show this coming weekend in Syracuse, curated by Carlos Loret de Mola, I printed a set of scarves and bound them into a "book".  Sample Book consists of fourteen photographs printed on Charmeuse silk. The scarves are clamped into the book and can be removed undamaged to be worn. The structure of the book functions as a display stand and folds up to be carried.

As scarves the photographs are of merchandise and also act as merchandise.

The book is an exploration of concepts more than an example of craftsmanship. The scarves are professionally finished by Hilary Gifford. The inks are water resistant but not washable.

Exhibit info below, and more photos of the book below that. To see all the pages/images click here or on All The Pages/Scarves at the top of this page.

"The bookMARKs exhibition is free and open to the public!  It will be open on Friday Nov 4 and Saturday Nov 5 from 10AM to 4 PM.  The official reception at the gallery will be on Saturday Nov 4 during the SPE luncheon at the Schine Student Center from 1:30PM to 3:30PM.

"The Robert B. Menschel Gallery is located in room 303 on the upper level of the Schine Student Center, which is on the east side of University Avenue between Waverly Ave and University Place on the Syracuse University Campus, just down from Light Work."

Book open, page 1:  84 x 12 x 28 inches

Book open - page 3

Book closed:  60 x 12 inches


Book folded: 30 x 12 inches