Thursday, April 10, 2008

Conceptually Bound 3

Conceptually Bound 3 is an exhibition of Artists’ Books, curated by Nanette Wylde, featuring the work of 30 artists.

It opens with a reception & panel discussion on Friday, April 11, 2008, 6-8 pm. Runs through May 25 at The Mohr Gallery, CSMA, Mountain View, CA. Directions here.

Throughout recorded history, books have been containers documenting and transmitting human culture. It is no wonder that contemporary artists have taken their cultural production into book form, and as is the practice of art makers, pushing the concept of what defines a book beyond conventions and mainstream notions.

“The theme of Conceptually Bound refers to the idea that the content of the book is in part expressed by the form the book takes,” says curator Nanette Wylde, a former CSMA faculty member and currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at CA State University, Chico. “The books in the exhibition reference the individual context of what is meaningful in the artists’ lives and many reflect concerns of the broader culture.”

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