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Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery

Virginia Fabbri Butera, Ph.D.
Director

Annunciation Center 202

Phone: (973) 290-4315
artgallery@steu.edu

Hours of Operation:
September-May
T-Th, Sun: 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Please contact us to verify hours since the Gallery may be closed for vacations or re-installations.

Building Books

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Parallel Study, 2016, Steel and book pages, Andrew Hayes

Building Books

On Display January 24, 2017 through April 23, 2017

The specific concept of an "artist's book", as opposed to an illuminated (illustrated) manuscript, began in earnest in the late 1700s when British poet and painter, William Blake, merged both his art forms. In Building Books, Aimee Lee's Hirsute # 9 and Maddy Rosenberg's Lost retain the form of a codex but with the focus on the visual. Rosenberg's Dystopia, Maria G. Pisano's Breatheand Your Ticket, and Béatrice Coron's cut paper Galapagos function as accordion books, opening like miniature folding screens to reveal unexpected images and sometimes words.

While words lie hidden in Aimee Lee's dangling, Weight of the Moment, Erik and Martin Demaine sculpt words into swirling fantasies and Robbin Ami Silverberg's proffers antiquated advice in Proverbial Threads. In Civilized Digs by Laurie Spitz and Amee J. Pollack and in Document Storage # 5 and Treasure House by Kumi Korf, the idea of opening a book to reveal hidden visual information motivated the artists' constructions.


Exhibition Photos

Parallel Study, 2016, Steel and book pages, Andrew Hayes

Parallel Study, 2016, Steel and book pages, Andrew Hayes

Once Westinghouse, 2012, Handmade paper, wood and digital prints, Rocco Scary

Once Westinghouse, 2012, Handmade paper, wood and digital prints, Rocco Scary


Lost, 2013, Digitally composed and printed artist’s book with burnt edges, Maddy Rosenberg

Lost, 2013, Digitally composed and printed artist’s book with burnt edges, Maddy Rosenberg

Kylix Trilogy II: Thouse Flowers, En Minutes, E Ends of Great, 2014, altered book, wood stand, Doug Beube

Kylix Trilogy II: Thouse Flowers, En Minutes, E Ends of Great, 2014, altered book, wood stand, Doug Beube


Art Through Words I, 2015, Mi-Teintes watercolor paper, Erik and Martin Demaine

Art Through Words I, 2015, Mi-Teintes watercolor paper, Erik and Martin Demaine

Strata, 2016, Transformed books with found and applied inks, Jacqueline Rush Lee

Strata, 2016, Transformed books with found and applied inks, Jacqueline Rush Lee


Your Ticket, 2009, Laser printed book, Maria G. Pisano

Your Ticket, 2009, Laser printed book, Maria G. Pisano

UnResearch v.2, 2016, Hand-etched Plexiglas, acrylic paint, tape, soldered copper wire, and online digital media, Eric Valosin

UnResearch v.2, 2016, Hand-etched Plexiglas, acrylic paint, tape, soldered copper wire, and online digital media, Eric Valosin