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Saturday, February 17, 2007

ALL Book Arts opening this evening

ALL Arts & Literature Laboratory
Erector Square, 319 Peck St. Building 2, New Haven, (203) 671-5175
Book in Hand
Feb. 17—Mar. 18, 2007.
Artists' Reception: Saturday, Feb. 17, 5—7 p.m.
Performative Multimedia Lecture by Pattie Belle Hastings:
Sunday, Feb. 25, 4—5 p.m.

Arts + Literature Laboratory (ALL) is proud to present Book in Hand, an exhibition of artists' books juried by Pattie Belle Hastings. The scope of this exhibition presents a wide-range of books in scale and complexity by twenty-six artists and/or collaborators. Unlike many book arts shows with glass-encased viewings, gallery visitors are encouraged to handle and read these books. This show celebrates and affirms, in this digital age, the materiality of the book.

There will be an Artists' Reception this evening from 5—7 p.m. Next Sunday, Feb. 25, curator and book artist Pattie Belle Hastings will present a performative media lecture at the gallery from 4—5 p.m.

This exhibition includes work by Nava Atlas (Poughkeepsie, NY); Karen Bucher (Las Cruces, NM); Peter Buotte (Augusta, MA); Neal Cox (San Antonio, TX); (Charlottesville, VA); Dean DassErin Elman (Philadelphia, PA); Holly Hanessian (Tallahassee, Florida); Karen Hanmer (Glenview, IL); Pattie Belle Hastings (New Haven, CT); Melissa Kaup-Augustine (San Francisco, CA); Craig Kelchen (Iowa City, IA); Nancy Kuhl (New Haven, CT); Sarah McCoy (Des Moines, IA); McDougal Center at Yale University (New Haven, CT); Rachel Melis (Manhattan, KS); Colin Miller (San Francisco, CA); Stephanie Nace (Columbia, SC); Sue O'Donnell (Hammond, LA); Preacher's Biscuit Books (Rochester, NY); Jamie Runnells (Starkville, MS); Stephanie Stump (Philadelphia, PA); Jean Swanson (Bethany, CT); Mary Tasillo (Philadelphia, PA); Cynthia Thompson (Memphis, TN); Rutherford Witthus (Philadelphia, PA); and David Wolske (Bloomington, IN).

Pattie Belle Hastings is an award winning book artist who teaches and lectures across the country and internationally. Her titles, such as If You Sleep on the Other Side, It Will Go Away (Nexus Press) and Elegy: An Intuitive Chronicle of War (Icehouse Press), have been exhibited internationally and collected by many prestigious institutions, including Yale University Art of the Book Collection. Ms. Hastings is currently Associate Professor of Interactive Digital Design at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. Also she is the web mistress for Journal of Artists' Books Online.


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