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Title Ex libris : the book in contemporary art / Lisa Sullivan, Curator.

Published Geelong, Victoria : Geelong Gallery, 2014.
©2014.

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail SpC/ARTBOOK f  709.94074 EXLI    NOT FOR LOAN
 UniM Southbank SpC  709.94074 Exl  3 HR LOAN  NOT FOR LOAN
 UniM Bail SpC/ARTBOOK f  707.4 EXLI    NOT FOR LOAN
 UniM Southbank SpC  709.94074 Exl  3 HR LOAN  NOT FOR LOAN
Physical description 1 folded sheet : colour illustrations ; 30 x 42 cm folded to 30 x 14 cm
Notes Exhibition held at Geelong Gallery 22 Febuary to 25 May 2014. Limited print run of 500 copies.
Summary New and existing works by eight contemporary artists who use the physical form of the book as inspiration. Each artist manipulates the book form, re-purposing and investing new life in publications at a time when the relevance and future of the printed book is questioned. Chris Bond paints new covers for paperback novels in a trompe l'oeil fashion; Penelope Davis makes silicon molds of old volumes to create luminous photograms; Danny Digby photographs the endpapers and due date slips of library books; with reference to cartography Nicholas Jones carves the form of remote islands into the covers and pages of books; Aliza Levi photographs the spines of books that reveal early attitudes towards Australia's Indigenous population; Tom Nicholson photographs title pages and juxtaposes these in compelling ways; Patrick Pound's archival-based installation brings together publications with references to lightness and darkness; and Kylie Stillman carves detailed forms into stacked paperbacks.
Local note Lenton Parr Library Special Collection copy donated by Georgina Binns.
Other author Sullivan, Lisa, curator.
Geelong Gallery (Geelong, Vic.), host institution.
Subject Stillman, Kylie, 1975- -- Exhibitions.
Bond, Chris. -- Exhibitions.
Davis, Penelope. -- Exhibitions.
Digby, Danny -- Exhibitions.
Jones, Nicholas. -- Exhibitions.
Levi, Aliza -- Exhibitions.
Nicholson, Tom. -- Exhibitions.
Pound, Patrick -- Exhibitions.
Books in art -- Exhibitions.
Art, Modern -- 21st century -- Australia -- Exhibitions.
Photography, Artistic -- 21st century -- Australia -- Exhibitions.
Installations (Art) -- Australia -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
Local donor Binns, Georgina M. Donor.
ISBN 9780987308436