Congratulations to the winner of The MCBA Prize 2015:
Ken Botnick, “Diderot Project”
“I believe we make books in order to discover our subjects,” Botnick remarks in his artist statement for the winning work. “Diderot Project” was inspired by a five-year-long investigation of the “Encyclopédie ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers” — a 150-page visual and textual narrative; a meditation on the nature of craft, the hand, work, tools, machines, dreams, the senses and the imagination. The book is letterpress printed in five colors and incorporates six different papers, including handmade and watermarked paper made by Botnick at Dieu Donne paper studio in New York.
View the book and learn more at The MCBA Prize website.
Parts of a Whole 3: New Work from MCBA’s Artist Community
August 14 – October 25, 2015
Opening reception Friday, August 14; 6-9pm
MCBA is proud to present Parts of a Whole 3, an exhibition of new work by over 70 members of our artist community — faculty, Artist Co-op members, recent artists-in-residence, fellowship and mentorship recipients, Book Arts Certificate graduates, staff, and board members, among others — curated by the MCBA Artist Co-op. Through artists’ books, broadsides, prints, installation work, and other bookish artistic endeavours, this vibrant and eclectic group of artists demonstrates a breadth of innovative approaches, creative skills, and diversity of styles.
For more information, visit our Exhibitions page.