Expanded Readings: The Book to Come
Sheppard Contemporary Gallery, University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV
February 9th–March 17th, 2017
Opening reception: Thursday February 9th, 6pm
An exhibition exploring embodied meaning through the physical, material and visual reading of the artist’s book. Featuring work by Harriet Bart, Heather Green, Sun Young Kang, Katherine Kuehn, Heidi Neilson, Felicia Rice and Kaia San
This exhibition explores the book as a site for artistic exploration, in particular, the potential for the book to offer an expanded reading experience. When we read a book we are engaging with a physical object in a very direct way. The act of reading is an inherently interactive and performative gesture. The work in this exhibit exaggerates and expands this idea of the book as an active reading experience requiring the reader to interact with the book in new ways, thereby expanding the definition and the role of the book in contemporary art and culture. Expanded Readings: The Book to Come will coincide with the CODEX Book Art Fair & Symposium in the Bay Area—an international event. A gallery talk will be held at 5 p.m. Feb. 9, followed by an opening reception at 6 p.m.