Posts Tagged ‘artists’ books’

It’s pARTy time!

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

Join us at Anne and Mark’s Art Party & Opening Night Gala on September 24th. There will be 300+ exhibiting artists, live music, dance, spoken word, fire arts, fashion shows and food trucks. This event is at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San José, California. Get your tickets in advance at: artpartysj.com

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Kent will exhibit new works from three print series: Conditions narrate states of being and coping strategies. Nests is a series of one-of-a-kind experimental prints. Cells explores imaginary living organisms and microbiome.

Nanette will exhibit four images from On Longing, a series of 50 unique monoprints completed this last summer. Each print is a mandala which contemplates and celebrates the natural world. The series takes its name from Susan Stewart’s book: On Longing: Narratives of the Miniature, the Gigantic, the Souvenir, the Collection. The Art Party is discussed in the Mercury News, where Nan’s work is also featured.

Photo of the studio while the On Longing series was still in-progress, Spring 2016.

Photo of the studio while the On Longing series was still in-progress, Spring 2016.


Meaning Maker is 10!
Of course, we are trying to make sense of the upcoming November election. Thus we have created a new and improved version of Meaning Maker U.S. Presidential Elections Edition. Download your free copy at the Meaning Maker website, and distribute as you will.

Meaning Maker LogoIn the San Francisco Bay Area, U.S. Presidential Elections Edition was on exhibit and take away in Vote your Subconscious at Works/San José and will be exhibiting in: POLITICS (NOT) AS USUAL at Branner Spangenberg Gallery:
275A Linden Street in Redwood City from Oct 7 – Nov 13, 2016.
Opening Reception: Friday, Oct 7, 2016, 5:30 – 7:30pm.

This Summer we hand-delivered Art Viewing Experience Edition and U.S. Presidential Elections Edition to two significant events in Europe: The 9th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art in Berlin, Germany; and the opening of the Tate Modern Switch House in London. Other European museum and gallery locations which experienced bursts of Meaning Makers include: Brussels, Paris, Dresden and Prague.


Don Drake and Kate Jordahl invited Kent to write the afterword for Kate’s True North Editionsone poem book, no. 6, featuring Don’s poem, End. The book launch for one poem books no. 5 and no. 6 will be at Don Drake’s Studio, Dreaming Mind, on Saturday, October 8th from 2 – 4 pm. There will be readings! 5664 Sun Ridge Court in Castro Valley, CA.

Kent is also showing in Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here: In Defense of Culture at the San Francisco Main Library, Skylight Gallery, 100 Larkin Street, from September 17 – January 1, 2017.

The Future, an artists’ book collaboration between Nanette and Nora Raggio, will be showing the month of October in Words|Matter, Chicago.

Nanette’s Storyland v2 was invited for exhibition in Shapeshifting Texts, International Conference on Digital Media and Textuality in Bremen, Germany. Her print, Propagare, was exhibited at the Graphic Arts Workshop, Scuola Internaziale di Grafica in Venice, Italy; and she received a juror’s award for her needle felted book, Between Us Two, at The Art of the Book, Sebastopol Center for Art in Sebastopol, California.

Our collaborative photo book, CSI: Las Vegas, was included in 23 Sandy Gallery’s summertime Wanderlust exhibition and subsequently acquired by UCLA’s Fine Arts Library.


On another note, we’ve decided to take an extended leave from facebook. We still want to hear about your Art Adventures, however. Our individual emails are the best way to let us know what you are doing. We continue to engage with instagram: @kent.manske @nanwylde

Breezy Spring Pollination

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

The busy spring bees have us both showing books and prints in a handful of exhibitions. We are also excited to cross-pollinate our social practices with an upcoming Meaning Maker intervention.

We celebrated Dada’s 100th anniversary with a poetry reading :
Nothing is Here, DaDa is its Name

Nothing is Here: Dada is its Name

Branner Spangenberg Gallery, Redwood City, California.
Curator: Michael Paulker.
Closing & Dada Performance: Sunday, May 1, 4pm.


Wanderlust
23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon.
Curator: Laura Russell.
May 27 – July 30, 2016.

Wanderlust is a German word made from wandern which means walking and lust which translates as desire. We are showing CSI: Las Vegas in this exhibition.


LOOK! BOOK ARTS 

Look Book Arts! at Healdsburg Center for the Arts

Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg, California.
Curator: C.K.Itamura.
April 14 – May 22, 2016.
Closing Tea & Salon: Sunday, May 22, 2 – 4pm.


Home at Art Ark, San José

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Opening Reception: Friday, May 6th, 6-9 pm.
Curator: Valerie Raps.

We are honored to participate in Valerie Raps last exhibition as curator of Art Ark. Her ten year tenure has launched Art Ark as an important San José art venue. Please come honor Valerie and her partner, Andrew Hedges, during the reception on May 6th.
Pictured is Kent’s Nest IVc.

April South First Fridays Art Walk in San José.


Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here!

March 5 – May 15, 2016
Museum of Contemporary Crafts & Multnomah County Library, both in Portland, Oregon.
Beau Beausoleil’s curatorial project which responds to the bombing of the booksellers’ street in Bagdad continues to inform, inspire and activate us.


Meaning Maker
We will be distributing our Control and U.S. Presidential Elections editions of Meaning Maker at: Open Engagement 2016 POWER, April 28 – May 1. This social practice conference is headquartered at the Oakland Museum of California and includes many additional sites throughout the Bay Area.


In early April, Nanette and Nora Raggio showed their book, The Future, in Space Jam at The Mission Creek Festival in Iowa City. Nanette is exhibiting in The Illustrated Accordion at The Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 6 – 27.

YAY! Here’s cheers to all of the springy art abounding in our universe.

Early Fall Art Events

Monday, August 31st, 2015

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Friends,

We both have work in ELEMENTAL: Interpretations of Water, Earth, Air & Fire at:

Art Ark Gallery
September 4 – 19
1035 South Sixth Street, San Jose

Opening Reception: September 4, 6 – 9pm.
Part of South First Fridays Art Walk + Street Market

Artists’ Talks & Closing Reception: September 19, 11am – 1pm


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North Fair Oaks Public Art
Kent’s recent public art project is up in four locations in North Fair Oaks, our home community.

Project information here.

North Fair Oaks Art Walk & Public Reception:
October 3, 10am – 12 noon
Reception Location: TBA


Book Arts Jam 2015 

Our imprint, Hunger Button Books, will be at this year’s Jam event, put on by the Bay Area Book Artists.

Lucie Stern Community Center
1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA
October 17, 10am – 4pm

Jeff Evans Residency

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

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We are pleased to announce a new Weekend Residency in the Print Studios project by writer and photographer Jeff Evans.

Jeff came to his residency just days after the June 17, 2015 mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. As a member of the Charleston community, Jeff was deeply affected by this event. He participated in and documented many community support gatherings–memorials, services, vigils, and political actions.

His residency project, SWIRL, is a handbound artist’s book. It is also available via Hunger Button Books as a print-on-demand edition.

SWIRL is a creative reflection juxtaposing photographs, texts, local newspapers; and acts as a memorial for both the victims and Charleston community.

Visit Jeff’s residency page at PreNeo Press: preneo.org/residency

 

Winter 2014 Activities

Saturday, 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
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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

Monday, 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

Wednesday, 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.

Autumn Events

Sunday, 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

Summer Reading

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Kent and Nanette are launching this summer with three exhibitions showing their artists’ books. Happy Summer reading!

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Bibliophoria II
June 16 – July 23
Sebastopol Center for the Arts
6780 Depot St.
Sebastopol, California

BOOKWORKS, Pacific Center for the Book Arts’ Fourteenth Triennial
June 18  –  August 7
San Francisco Public Library
Main branch Skylight Gallery, 6th floor
100 Larkin Street at Grove
San Francisco, California

East for Art in a Global Age
September 8 – November 5
Asian Arts Gallery
Towson University
Towson, Maryland

Whirligig Interview with Jody Alexander

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

alexander_artistinstudioThe book is open on a new Whirligig Interview with Santa Cruz bookmaking artist, Jody Alexander.

Alexander’s work celebrates collecting, storytelling, and odd characters.

Alexander currently has two solo exhibitions open through May 31: Jody Alexander: Sedimentals at Mohr Gallery, Community School of Music and Art in Mountain View, California; and The Odd Volumes of Ruby B.: An Installation at Saffron and Genevieve in Santa Cruz, California.

Read Jody’s interview at: whirligig.hungerbutton.org.

Photo by r.r. jones.

Hello Catty!

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Hello Catty! by Karen Chew and Nanette Wylde

Karen Chew and Nanette Wylde are meowing up a storm over the completion of their new book Hello Catty!

Hello Catty! is a light-hearted, yet poignant play on catty behaviors couched by a feline perspective and inspired by the meanness of others.

Designed as a movable board book, it consists of five two-page spreads. Each spread contains user interactive elements: wheels, pop-ups, pulls, spinners, windows, flaps, a game and ephemera.

A Hello Catty! celebration event is scheduled for late April. Contact either Karen or Nanette to be included in the guest list. Space is limited.

See more about Hello Catty! at Hunger Button Books.

Whirligig Interview with Pod Post

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

pp_sashes_smPreNeo Press and Hunger Button Books are tickled green to announce a new Whirligig Interview with the amazing Pod Post, Jennie Hinchcliff and Carolee Gilligan Wheeler.

Read what these delightful book, zine and mail artists have to say about being pods and more at www.whirligig.hungerbutton.org