This selection of work addresses Kent’s emotional and philosophical conflicts as a contributor and participant in consumer culture while simultaneously having deep concern and empathy for the survival of other species.
Nanette’s monoprint Milagros for Times Like These is included in The de Young Open 2023. The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco magazine featured Nanette’s work in the inside front cover! Additional work in this series may be seen at The Main Gallery in Menlo Park.
De Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
A California Society of Printmakers Risograph Anthology
Seven new drawings from Kent’s 2023 series Existential Epistemologies were created for, and published in, Garland Variations, a Risograph Anthology publication. Master Risograph printer Zach Clark of National Monument Press shares “Garland Variations exists as an experimental publication in which each of the participating artists collaborated with me to make original works intended for Risograph printing, many for the first time. The results are a collection of work I feel is truly unique within the intersection of Riso and traditional printmaking.” Garland Variations features the work of Beth Fein, Megan Broughton, Kent Manske, Kelly Autumn, LeeAnn J. DiCicco, Kevin Harris, & AV Pike.
Nanette reviews Transcending Physicality: The Essence of Place
through December 16, 2023
After visiting Transcending Physicality at SFACG—it is a poignant and engaging show—Nanette wrote a review published by Slippage.net. The exhibition was curated by Minoosh Zomorodinia. Nanette has been following Minoosh’s projects since interviewing her during a residency at Recology. You can read that interview at Whirligig.
October is a celebratory month for us—a newly curated exhibition by Nanette at WORKS/San José, a new Entanglements anthology, a showing of Encyclopedic at Palo Alto’s Rinconada Library, and the deYoung Open 2023.
Curatorial Projects Biophilia and Entanglements will launch together in October
Note there is 90 minute free parking in the underground garage. Enter on South Third Street just before Santa Clara Street. Stairs up to Second Street and WORKS. There is an option for this free parking at the parking ticket machine.
This 2023 anthology curated by Nanette Wylde has a theme of biophilia and features artwork and projects by Arturo Araujo, Willa Briggs, Shari Bryant, Israel Campos, Binh Danh, Annette Goodfriend, Emily Gui, Yunan Ma, Kent Manske, Hector Dionicio Mendoza, Jiamao Yuan, J. Adán Ruiz and The Biological Reserve Cerro Hermoso
Poems by James Cagney, Aileen Cassinetto, Chloe Chou, Veronica Kornberg, Eileen R. Tabios
Interviews with Sharmon Hilfinger (by Katherine Bazak), Judith Selby Lang (by Nanette Wylde), Zach Pine (by Richard Whittaker)
We are exhibiting from a series of conceptual altered books/photographs at Palo Alto’s Rinconada Library through the month of October.
The de Young Open 2023
We are pleased to share that one from Nanette’s monoprint series Milagros for Times Like These is included in the triennial regional exhibition, The de Young Open 2023. This exhibition runs through January 7, 2024. The museum is free on Saturdays. Additional work in this series may be seen at The Main Gallery in Menlo Park.
This is a fun and engaging exhibition featuring many of our favorite Bay Area artists.
Cynthia Sears is a creativity explorer and the founder of the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) on Bainbridge Island in Washington State. She is known for her extensive support of artists, writers and cultural entities. Her collections include paintings and sculptures; antique and finely bound books; and some 1800 artist’s books, which comprise the Cynthia Sears Artist’s Books Collection at BIMA.
A pioneer in cultural support, Sears has collected and donated numerous works of regional artists to BIMA, creating a rich legacy of Pacific Northwest artistic production. Her wide ranging appreciation of the arts is demonstrated in BIMA’s community-centered mission and diverse programming which includes musical and theatrical performance; hands on educational activities; lectures, tours, and a wide array of community outreach events including an online series Artist’s Books Unshelved. This year BIMA is launching four generous biennial awards to support both regional artists and an artist making books. These BRAVA Awards (BIMA Recognizes Achievement in the Visual Arts) are in celebration of the tenth anniversary of BIMA in 2023, and a further expression of Sears’ belief in the value of the arts to human existence.
We conversed via zoom over a span of four months, discussing a range of subjects which touch on aspects of Cynthia’s life and thinking, including her work in radio and film, social and environmental issues, collecting and philanthropy, education and the arts.
Meet Kathleen Canrinus, author of The Lady with the Crown: A Story of Resilience
Interviewer Helen Gibbons writes: Bay Area native Kathleen Canrinus wrote The Lady with the Crown: A Story of Resilience to honor her mother, Dorothy. When Kathleen was 15, her mother suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident. After three months in a coma, Dorothy emerged partially paralyzed and cognitively impaired, upending the life of her family.
Kathleen’s memoir focuses on the relationship between mother and daughter, particularly its evolution during the 54 years between Dorothy’s accident and her death at age 99. There were plenty of challenges, but also lots of laughter and, oh, so much love. It’s a story I will enjoy reading again and again, finding some new insight or well-crafted sentence to relish each time.
This engaging group exhibition of environmentally focused art continues in downtown San Rafael.
Exhibition: February 3–March 25, 2023 Gallery Hours: Thursday–Saturday, 1–8pm Reception and Art Walk: March 10, 5–8pm Artists’ Talks via Zoom: Tuesday, February 21, 6pm Contact Kent or Nanette for the zoom link
Curated by Deanna Pindell In collaboration with Women Eco Artists Dialog (WEAD). Artists include: Lauren Elder, Michele Guieu, Juniper Harrower, Janette Kim, Kent Manske & Nanette Wylde, Daniel McCormick & Mary O’Brien, Zach Pine, Sharon Siskin, and Lisa Zimmer-Chu.
Nanette is published in A physical book which compiles conceptual books by various artists
This anthology, edited by Carley Gomez and Levi Sherman and published by Partial Press, contains about 150 conceptual books. Nanette’s contribution follows for your entertainment.
(A slight volume of undisclosed materials found where least expected)
Upon being lifted, the book notes the current environmental conditions.
The book registers the touch of the reader—hand size, texture, temperature, care in handling.
As the reader opens the cover to view the title page, the book peers into the reader’s eyes, reading the reader.
The reader turns the page to find the first line of a haiku, which the book has written for this singular moment.
Turning the page again, the book adjusts and connects to the reader’s history and mindset, offering the second haiku line, specific to this reader.
The third page turn reveals the third line—a marvel of exactitude and insight which will resonate with the reader, once the book is closed and returned to its resting place.
Afterwards, year upon year, when conditions are just about right, the poem will be remembered, considered, thought to be the original. Yet with each of these remembrances it will be new, revised to the reader’s current situation, although the reader will never find that book again.
We have an exciting new curatorial project to share with you, this time taking form as a book: Entanglements: A curated collection of contemporary culture is a 126 page, full color print production featuring:
Artworks by Shari Arai DeBoer, José Arenas, Ellen Bepp, Harlan Crowder, C.K. Itamura, Bodil Fox and Larnie Fox, Reiko Fujii, Kathy Fujii-Oka, Elizabeth Gómez, Richard Lang, Cynthia A. Osborne, Linda MacDonald, Melissa Pagluica, Agnes Pelton, Na Omi Judy Shintani, and Minoosh Zomorodinia.
Essays by Katherine Bazak, Lyn Bishop, Richard Lang, and Jan Rindfleisch.
Interviews with Kathleen Canrinus, Elizabeth Gómez, Jane Reichhold, and Minoosh Zomorodinia.
Poetry by Georgina Marie Guardado, Lauren Lin, Jane Reichhold and Anonymous.
Helen Gibbons interviewed Palo Alto author Kathleen Canrinus specifically for Entanglements. You can read this insightful conversation online in Whirligig.
With the exception of the interviews posted online in Whirligig, Entanglements is a print only publication. Find out more.
Nanette curates Pathways: An exhibition about mapping, navigation, wanderlust and borders
Nine Bay Area artists will be exhibiting in an interdisciplinary, themed exhibition at Art Ark Gallery in San Jose. The exhibition is curated by Nanette Wylde. It includes a wide range of media including artist books, conceptual works, glass, mixed media, painting, performance, printmaking, sculpture, sound, video, and installations. A collaborative, site specific vinyl installation for the gallery’s west facing windows is by José Arenas and Kent Manske.
Artists: Afatasi The Artist, José Arenas, Carolina Cuevas, Casey Jay Gardner, Caroline Landau, Kent Manske, Neil Murphy, Melissa West, Minoosh Zomorodinia
Gallery Talks (performance*) March 5: José Arenas, Caroline Landau, Melissa West, Carolina Cuevas* March 12: Casey Jay Gardner, Kent Manske March 19: Afatasi the Artist, Carolina Cuevas*, Neil Murphy March 26: Minoosh Zomorodinia, Nanette Wylde
Nanette in The Fierce Urgency of Now: Socially Engaged Printmaking
Nanette’s 2021 print, Milagros for Times Like These VI, is included in The Fierce Urgency of Now: Socially Engaged Printmaking, at the Janet Turner Print Museum, CSU Chico, Chico, California. The exhibition was juried by Aaron S. Coleman. From the Turner, “The work submitted was extremely strong, and the juror’s job very difficult–with 133 artists submitting 436 pieces for consideration. Coleman chose work by 36 artists for the exhibition.”
With environmental stewardship close to our hearts, we are pleased to be participating in EXTRACTION: Art on the Edge of the Abyss a multimedia, multi-venue, cross-border art intervention which seeks to provoke societal change by exposing and interrogating the negative social and environmental consequences of industrialized natural resource extraction.
New projects addressing extraction issues include:
From this Earth is a collaborative artist’s book written, and produced while sheltering-in-place during the 2020 pandemic and while wildfires raged across California. It is a story of transformation. An individual journeys through a devastated landscape seeking relief, motivated by an inner impetus. Text by Nanette Wylde.
We are honored to have work selected for this California Society of Printmaker’s exhibition.
Searching for Meaning in our Changing World Environment April 3—May 9, 2021 Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, California
Six of our new trade edition books are available through Hunger Button Books. Trade edition books provide us opportunity to reach a wider audience than our limited-edition and one-of-a-kind handmade books.
Election Countdown 2020, Kent Manske and change became, Don Drake & Kent Manske Thomas from Delaware, Nanette Wylde From this Earth, Kent Manske & Nanette Wylde Redacted Babar: ABC Free, Nanette Wylde Diverse Paths, Nanette Wylde (a flip book, what could be more fun!)
We are pleased to have Foodies showing in: C O N T E N T: an Artist Books Exhibition April 2—May 1, 2021 The Artery Gallery, Davis, California
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. HeÂ participated in and documented many community support gatherings–memorials, services, vigils, and political actions.
His residency project,Â SWIRL,Â is a handbound artist’s book. ItÂ is also availableÂ viaÂ 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.
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 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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nanette’s The Qi Project, which many of you participated in (thank you!), is published in the Spring 2012 edition ofÂ The New River, Â a journal of digital writing and art out of Virginia Tech University.
Hello Catty!is showing at:Â Artists’ Book Cornucopia III, Abecedarian Gallery in Denver, ColoradoÂ thru June 2;Â 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 atÂ The Kinsey Institute Gallery located inÂ Bloomington, IndianaÂ thru June 29.