MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Fellowships Series XIV

MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Fellowships Series XIV
On view November 3, 2018 – January 27, 2019
MCBA Main Gallery

Opening reception Friday, November 9; 6-8pm
Free and open to the public

Celebrate the newest exhibition of the MCBA/Jerome Foundation Book Arts Fellowships Series! Experience the exciting new work of this year’s recipients: printmaker and book artist Cathy Ryan; artist Ioana Stoian; paper maker and social practice artist Peng Wu; and installation artist Jammo Xu.

Cathy Ryan’s book, Connections, is a mixed media printed book installed as an abstract landscape, drawing on themes of nature, perspective, and connection.

Ioana Stoian has created The A-Z of Motherhood, an edition of hand bound books containing 28 pages of custom-dyed handmade paper, juxtaposing specific words and colors to create an energetic harmony.

Peng Wu and Jammo Xu’s installation, Arriving Ashore, advocates for global awareness of the refugee crisis. The artists have been in close collaboration with UNITED for Intercultural Action – a European network against nationalism, racism, fascism and in support of migrants and refugees, which has worked in the past 25 years to document the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe. The artists use handmade paper and other sculptural materials to create an installation to commemorate the refugees who lost their lives in the forceful migration.

Since 1985, the Jerome Foundation has helped emerging artists push the boundaries of contemporary book arts by supporting the creation of new work. Through these fellowship and mentorship opportunities, Minnesota artists of diverse disciplines have created book arts projects that challenge and redefine conventional notions of book form and content.