New Hungerbutton Publications and October Exhibitions

October 11th, 2014

Kent Manske: A SurveyPreNeo Press & Hungerbutton Books are artfully excited to bring you two new monographs:

Kent Manske: A Survey with an introduction by Drew de Arc.

A survey of artwork by our own printmaker and book artist Kent Manske, who processes the world through the creation of personal visual narratives and symbols. Full color. Paperback.

Diane Cassidy: Responding to aMuseDiane Cassidy: Responding to aMuse with an introduction by Jade Bradbury & interview by Nanette Wylde.

In this oeuvre, which spans thirty years of capturing the world as seen through the lens of photographer and maker of artists’ books, Diane Cassidy, she demonstrates a consistent vision sparked by humor, wit, intelligence, and a keen sensibility that makes us think, undermines our equilibrium and forces us to look at things from a different perspective. Full color. Paperback.

For information of the November 15 Book Launch Event and purchasing CLICK HERE


Kent & Nanette are both exhibiting in (This is Ourselves) Under Pressure! at 1890 Bryant Street Studios in San Francisco. This exhibition is in conjunction with Paper on the Press 2014 a conference co-hosted by The American Printing History Association, Friends of Dard Hunter, and The San Francisco Center for the Book. The exhibition was curated by Anne Beck.


Nanette is showing artists’ books, electronic flipbooks and net.art in Book Art Art Book at the Crawford Campus Center Gallery, The Episcopal Academy, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. This exhibition was curated by Susan Coote and runs through October.


Also showing through October is an exhibition curated by Nanette of books by Bay Area Book Artists at the Menlo Park Library in Menlo Park, California.

Southern Graphics Conference in the Bay Area the week

March 24th, 2014

Friends,

There is a dizzying schedule of printmaking events and activities in the Bay Area this week associated with the Southern Graphics Council (SGCI) printmaking conference, March 25 - 29. Below are several opportunities to see our new work. For conference schedule visit Bridges SGCI Schedule.

We hope to see you.
Kent & Nanette


Undercurrents

Undercurrents, a group portfolio Kent curated is exhibited at the Peninsula Museum of Art through June 8.
SGCI Reception: Thursday, March 27, 5-7 pm.
Public Reception: Sunday March 30, 1- 4 pm.

Artists: José Arenas, Servane Briand, Julia Bradshaw, Mike Day, Ema Harris-Sintamarian, Ianne Kjorlie, Eric Kneeland, Kent Manske, Robin McCloskey, Doug Minkler, Susan O’Malley, Fanny Retsek, Karen Rush, Nanette Wylde.

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I Will Remember by Nanette Wylde. Whence by Kent Manske.

Awagami Paper Factory

Our new prints and books printed on Awagami paper will be shown at the conference Vendor and Publisher’s Fair.

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TerrainPassing by Kent Manske.

Wabi Sabi

Kent Manske & Eric Kneeland screen printed on the gallery wall during the Wabi Sabi opening reception March 15, 2014. The exhibition run through April 12th.
Alterspace Gallery, 1158 Howard Street (between 7th & 8th)
Thursday-Saturday 1-6 pm

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Other Conference Events

The Mission Art Walk is a self-guided walk takes place Saturday evening, March 29, 2014, from 6 to 9 p.m. and includes 17 different venues, all featuring printmaking and works on paper. Here’s a pdf map.

Photo by Harlan Crowder.

Whirligig Interview with Beau Beausoleil

February 28th, 2014

Beau Beausoleil Whirligig is waxing poetic over a new interview with San Francisco-based poet and bookseller, Beau Beausoleil.

Beausoleil is the founder of The al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition, a multi-faceted, global response to the March 2007 car bombing of Bagdad’s historic bookseller’s street and the center of intellectual and literary culture in Bagdad.

In this interview, Beausoleil talks about poetry, writing, bookstores, and The al Mutanabbi Street Coalition as an act of witness.

On March 5th, the anniversary of the bombing, there will be poetry readings all over the world. Look for a reading in your area, or, in the spirit of creative community and witness, start your own.

Read Beau’s interview here: whirligig.hungerbutton.org

Winter 2014 Activities

February 15th, 2014

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We have a few upcoming exhibitions:

Deep Reading
Euphrat Museum of Art
at DeAnza College
Cupertino, California
February 3 - March 20
Reception February 19, 5:30 - 7:30
Download Parking Pass

The Printed Page
Abecedarian Gallery
910 Santa Fe, Denver, Colorado
February 21 - April 5
Reception: February 21, 6-9pm

Wabi Sabi
Alterspace Gallery

Printmakers Kent Manske, PreNeo Press, and Eric Kneeland, Black Stamp, will orchestrate a loosely planned, instinctually derived, multi-layered, site-specific vertical screen print directly on the gallery wall during the Wabi Sabi opening reception. Reception attendees will be encouraged to influence the work’s evolution throughout the evening.

1158 Howard Street, San Francisco
March 15-April 12
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 15, 7-10pm
Closing Reception: Saturday, April 12, 2-5pm
Gallery hours: Thursday-Saturday 1-6pm

85 Years
Menlo College
1000 El Camino Real
Atherton, California
March 17, 2014 – July 11, 2014
Reception: March 26, 5-7 pm

Southern Graphics Council International Conference
Undercurrents
Peninsula Museum of Art
1777 California Dr, Burlingame, California
Reception: TBA

We both are working on commissions for Awagami Paper (Japan) which will be exhibited by Awagami Paper at the upcoming
Southern Graphics Council International Conference
in San Francisco
March 26 - 29

CSI: Las Vegas

October 7th, 2013

CSI: Las Vegas Cover PreNeo Press is dancing in the streets and putting on the Ritz with the launch of CSI: Las Vegas.

CSI = Cultural Spectacle Investigation.

CSI: Las Vegas is the second in a series of urban photographic explorations which result in full color, print-on-demand, artists’ books. CSI: Las Vegas was created by Kent Manske and Nanette Wylde. It is published by Hunger Button Books.

To receive your personal invitation to the costume extravaganza launch party, scheduled for Saturday, October 26, 2013 at PreNeo Press in Redwood City, California, email to: csiparty@preneo.org.

Rumor has it Elvis will be in the house!

Summer Doings

July 10th, 2013

Meaning Maker Logo We are launching a new Meaning Maker edition: Control, in the exhibition
Character Profile at Root Division
Curated by Jon Fischer
3175 17th Street at Van Ness
San Francisco
Exhibition Dates: July 10 - 27, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 13, 7 - 10p

We hope you can visit the exhibition, but if not you can visit the Meaning Maker website and download all of the Meaning Maker editions to experience in the privacy of your own home.

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Nanette’s book On Judgment: the book of bully created for An Inventory of Al-Mutanabbi Street will be exhibited in New York City at:
Columbia University Libraries
Butler Library

535 West 114th St.
July 16-September 21, 2013

This is an amazing project curated by Beau Beausoleil and Sarah Bodman. It involves 260+ artists and their responses to the bombing of Al-Mutanabbi Street, a historic location for booksellers, tea houses and the heart and soul of the Baghdad literary and intellectual community, in 2007.

This exhibition is traveling for the next few years and may come to a venue near you. You can also see images of most of the books on this project website: http://www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/mutanmain12.htm

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amslNanette will be exhibiting a new augmented reality project, In Other Words, commissioned by TheatreWorks for their New Works Festival at Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto, California, Aug. 10 - 18.

Nanette also co-curated a small exhibition of interactive online works in the Digital Humanities with festival director Tom Bruett.

More information is at the festival website.

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Both Kent and Nanette are included in the upcoming 500 Handmade Books, Volume Two, Published by Lark Books and curated by Julie Chen. This book is due to be available in September.

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Nanette’s online project: haikU is published in the Rio Grande Review Digital Edition, University of Texas at El Paso. Editors: Scott Rettberg, Leonardo Flores and Juan Pablo Plata.

Experience the Rio Grande Review.

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In June, the Earth • Science • Art exhibition curated by Lisa Hochstein last year traveled to USGS headquarters in Reston, Virginia.

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We are developing a web presence and network for Bay Area printmakers and print studios. We will provide you more info on this later. For now: Please email us contact information for Bay Area print artists and studios.

Whirligig Interview with Paul Davies

March 11th, 2013

Paul Davies at the piano

Whirligig is singing all over the place after publishing this interview with composer, music educator, and concert pianist, Paul Davies who recently completed his first full length opera. The opera, Carlota, is based on the life of Charlotte of Belgium who was Empress Carlota of Mexico during the period in Mexican history known as the French Intervention.

Read Paul’s interview here: whirligig.hungerbutton.org

Whirligig Interview with Diane Cassidy

October 15th, 2012

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PreNeo Press is out of the doll house over a new Whirligig Interview with Bay Area photographer and artist Diane Cassidy. Cassidy celebrates her 82nd birthday this month with the showing of a new series of photographs at the annual San Francisco Altered Barbie show, and the launch of her first website.

You can read Diane’s interview at: whirligig.hungerbutton.org

Autumn Art

October 1st, 2012

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Our current exhibitions and events.

Diverse Paths
Augmented Reality Installation
Public art commission for the Palo Alto Art Center
located on the Embarcadero Road lawn through December 8, 2012.

The Art Center is having its Grand Re-opening on October 6.
Funded by ArtHERE/ZERO1 San Jose.

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Feminism and the Artist’s Book
In conjunction with Materializing “Six Years”: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art at The Brooklyn Museum

Central Booking
Brooklyn, New York
October 19-December 30, 2012
Reception: October 19, 6-8pm

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Posted
Printmaking Center of New Jersey
August 18 - October 13, 2012

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Book Arts Jam
We’ll be showing our newest book: Creative Sightseeing Investigation: NYC

Lucie Stern Community Center (new location)
1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA
October 20, 2012, 10am - 4 pm
Bay Area Book Artists

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The Art of Education: De Anza and Foothill Art Faculty/Staff Show
Euphrat Museum of Art
Cupertino, California
October 22 - December 7, 2012
Reception: Wednesday, Oct. 24, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m
Open Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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X Libris
Root Division
3175 17th Street
San Francisco, California
Nov 7th - Dec 1st
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 10,  7 - 10pm
Closing Reception: Friday, November 30, 5 - 8pm

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Seeing Silicon Valley
Augmented Reality Intervention
at fine cultural institutions in the downtown San Jose area
Available indefinitely.

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Anniversary
PreNeo Press is celebrating 20 years of creative collaboration!

Launching U.S. Presidential Elections edition

September 8th, 2012

PreNeo Press encourages patriotic citizen action with the launch of
Meaning Maker U.S. Presidential Elections edition.

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The conventions have commenced. The debates are on their way.
Meaning Maker is an unbiased tool for navigating presidential elections.

Download your’s today! Meaning Maker!

Whirligig Interview with Lisa Hochstein

July 10th, 2012

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We are putting together the pieces with this summertime Whirligig interview with collage artist and curator Lisa Hochstein.

Lisa recently curated the exhibition Earth • Science • Art for the R. Blitzer Gallery in Santa Cruz. The exhibition paired 16 scientists from the USGS Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center with 16 Bay Area artists.

Her work can be seen at several Santa Cruz locations this season.  Find out where and Read Lisa’s interview at: whirligig.hungerbutton.org

Earth • Science • Art

May 30th, 2012

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Kent and Nanette are exhibiting new work in:

Earth • Science • Art
R. Blitzer Gallery
Santa Cruz, California.

earth • science • art/sixteen collaborative explorations is a project that pairs 16 artists from California’s Central Coast and the greater San Francisco Bay Area with 16 scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey’s Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, located in Santa Cruz, California.

Opening Reception:
Friday, June 1st, 5 – 9pm

Closing Reception:
Friday, July 6th, 5 – 9pm

Conceived and curated by Lisa Hochstein.

Open Studios & Current Exhibitions

May 15th, 2012

finder two by kentJoin us May 19 & 20 for an afternoon of hanging out and talking about art.

Silicon Valley Open Studios
We are site #27.
Hours: 11 - 5
33 Dexter in Redwood City

Current  & Upcoming Exhibitions:

Earth • Science • Art opens June 1 at R. Blitzer Gallery in Santa Cruz, California.

Nanette’s The Qi Project, which many of you participated in (thank you!), is published in the Spring 2012 edition of The New River,  a journal of digital writing and art out of Virginia Tech University.

Hello Catty! is showing at: Artists’ Book Cornucopia III, Abecedarian Gallery in Denver, Colorado thru June 2; and at the annual Altered Book fund raiser at Marin MOCA in Marin, California thru May 26.

If you are in or visiting Indiana, Nanette has a print in Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze at The Kinsey Institute Gallery located in Bloomington, Indiana thru June 29.

Image: Finder Two by Kent Manske.

DYAD at Art Ark Gallery

January 31st, 2012

Kent & Nanette will be showing new works in:

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DYAD is a group show of thirty local artists who have chosen two pieces of their art to exhibit together as a unit. The theme of the show is intended to create an exhibition of paired works that suggest a dialogue or create a dynamic interaction; be it complimentary or opposite, attraction or repulsion or somewhere in between the works are attempting to engage each other as well as the viewer.

Curated by Valerie Raps

Reception: Friday, February 3rd from 6-9pm with live Classical Guitar by Gene Torchia. Gallery is open by appointment only.

Contact: Valerie Raps at info@artarkgallery.net

Art Ark Gallery, 1035 South 6th St, San Jose

Occupy The Solstice!

December 22nd, 2011
Kent and Nanette wish you Light, Warmth & Occupation
this Winter Solstice and throughout the coming year.

 

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Occupy at PreNeo Press

Whirligig Interview: Valerie Raps

October 27th, 2011

raps_smWhirligig is all tooled up over a new interview with metal arts artist Valerie Raps and her recent public art project for San José’s  Alum Rock History Corridor Project.

Cultivating Community is a life-size, stylized spring tooth harrow created from fabricated steel and cast bronze. The tines of the harrow are made from casting the arms of ten San José community members.

The sculpture is located at Tropicana Shopping Center at King and Story Roads in East San José.

The dedication ceremony is Saturday, October 29, 10:15 - 11:30 am.

Read Valerie’s interview here: whirligig.hungerbutton.org

Autumn Events

September 25th, 2011

Between Us cover imageWe have a few things going on this season to share with you.

Book Arts Jam at Foothill College
Saturday October 15, 10 - 4
Nanette will be writing Poems on the Spot with Robert Perry as part of Spontaneous Word Combustion
Both Kent and Nanette will be showing book works in several of the Jam exhibitions, including a group showing of Focus Generator inspired projects.

Uncommon Threads
23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon.
September 23 - October 29

Encoded Structures: Interpreting the Story
Handmade & Bound, Watkins College of Art, Nashville, Tennessee
September 30 - October 31

15th Anniversary Exhibition
San Francisco Center for the Book, 16th at Deharo, San Francisco, California
through November

Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze
SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco.
November 4 - 26

The Asian Connection: Art in a Global Age
Asian Arts Gallery at Towson University, Towson, Maryland.
through November 5

Whirligig Interview with Steven Andrew Kacsmar

September 24th, 2011

Phantom City

Whirligig is singing the praises of Steven Andrew Kacsmar. Kacsmar is a San Francisco based singer songwriter. His band Phantom City has just released its second CD Off the Map.

Visit Whirligig to read Steven’s interview: whirligig.hungerbutton.org

Focus Generator

August 16th, 2011

fg_icon_colorPreNeo Press is focusing in on creative strategies with a new online project:
Focus Generator.

Focus Generator is a tool for artists who enjoy the challenge of randomly set project parameters; and for those who find that preset parameters help them to focus their creative energies into projects beyond their previous imaginings.

Focus Generator comes in three flavors: Focus Generator, is the primary engine and provides the highest level of challenge for the contemporary creative. Focus Light is a mid level machine for those who know their media yet enjoy the challenge of content triggers. Custom Focus provides the the highest level of individuation as it allows Participants to custom select from four areas of randomly generated stimuli.

Take the Focus Generator Challenge and check out the creative work of Focus Generator Participants: http://focusgenerator.net

Stephanie Metz Residency

August 8th, 2011

smetz12smSummer 2011 Residency Artist Stephanie Metz created a series of Monotypes with Drypoint and Chine Colle during her time in the print studios. Stephanie’s focus is overly domesticated creatures, especially those whose form has overgrown their function.

Visit Stephanie’s Residency page to see all twelve prints.