Monday, February 2, 2015

Odd Volumes - part 2

Part 2 of my visit to Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven to see Odd Volumes, Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff Collection.

 Isabel Barbuzza, Fantasy of Possession, full
 Isabel Barbuzza, Fantasy of Possession, detail

   Isabel Barbuzza, Fantasy of Possession, detail 

Argentinian, active in America, born 1957

Fantasy of Possession, 1990

found and altered books 
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  Bernadette Chéné, Petite stratégie de la patience, full

   Bernadette Chéné, Petite stratégie de la patience, full

   Bernadette Chéné, Petite stratégie de la patience, detail

French, born 1947

Petite stratégie de la patience
(Little Patience Strategy)
ca. 1991

found newspaper and metal 
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 Joe Nicastri, Untitled, from the installation According to Plan, full

 Joe Nicastri, Untitled, from the installation According to Plan, detail

Joe Nicastri
American, born 1945

Untitled, from the installation According to Plan, 1997

found and burned books with a meat hook

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 Doug Beube, Books of Knowledge Standing Up against the Elements, full

  Doug Beube, Books of Knowledge Standing Up against the Elements, detail

Canadian, active in American, born 1950

Books of Knowledge Standing Up against the Elements, 1983-89

found and burned encyclopedias

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Helen Hayman, Standing Books, full

 Helen Hayman
British, born 1945

Standing Books, 1997

found books with white stoneware clay slip 
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 Bonnie Cohen, Golden Pheasant Book, full

  Bonnie Cohen, Golden Pheasant Book, detail

Bonnie Cohen
American, born 1946

Golden Pheasant Book, 1995

kozo paper with pheasant feathers, rabbit-skin glue, and gold leaf 
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 Doug Beube, Veiled Acts: A Play on Words, full

 Doug Beube, Veiled Acts: A Play on Words, detail

  Doug Beube, Veiled Acts: A Play on Words, detail

Canadian, active in American, born 1950

Veiled Acts: A Play on Words, 2001

found and cut copy of Shakespeare: The Complete Works 
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Tara O'Brien, Documentation, full from open side

Tara O'Brien
American, born 1973

Documentation, 2005

artist's book with barley seed, soil, and plexiglas, 
in a leather and buckram slipcase 
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Jonathan Callan, Rational Show, full

English, born 1961

Rational Show, 2002

aerated concrete with a found copy of Marvels of the Universe, vol. 1

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Again, I'd like to request that if you happen to post any of my photos of the work in Odd Volumes to another site (pinterest, tumblr), you take care to credit the artist and to give me photo credit as well. All photos were taken by me on January 29, 2015. Thank you! Stay tuned - there are more.

11 comments:

  1. So thought provoking ... especially the Shakespeare. Thank goodness for galleries and artists willing to allow photography.

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    1. Yes. Yes. And yes. I totally agree with you. Seeing exhibits such as this gives one reason to ponder just what it is that makes a book...or an artist book...

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  2. How amazing these are. They really expand thoughts around What is a book? - extrordinary!

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  3. Looks like a really fascinating show, Jennifer....

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    1. It was Sharmon. I only wish I'd learned of it sooner so a second...or third...trip could be made. There were many pieces that were only glanced at and now I long for a good, close look. Too late though as the show closed Feb 1.

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  4. I am amazed.... thank you for the tour!

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  5. Thank you thank you thank you! I had known this was happening but had no way of getting to see it, so you have made my day! What a stunning show and I imagine an amazing space to be in with them all. Did it take a long time to go through each one, to stop and look and investigate and admire and...? Sorry, but I am off on an imaginary visit!! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Glad to have made your day Fiona! There are two more posts of the exhibition to come. I can't believe it was so near me (only about 45 minutes away) and I almost missed it. Did you hear me talking to you and Susan and Pam from time to time? Your ears should have burning because there was running commentary going on in my head with the 3 of you. Does that sound crazy...or make me crazy? Best not answer that....

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  6. Amazing works. Thanks for the photos and the chance to "visit" the show. Pinned with credit https://www.pinterest.com/pin/88101736437030330/
    grace

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    1. Thank you so much for honoring my request! I really appreciate it. Enjoy!

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