The New/Old Multiplicity

The New/Old Multiplicity:
Introducing the S. Helmes and W. Gaglione Rubber Stamp Archive
April 15, 2016 – June 12, 2016

Opening reception: April 15; 6-8pm; remarks at 7pm

Minnesota Center for Book Arts is proud to announce a world-wide first: the establishment of a working rubber stamp archive. Uniting the extensive and comprehensive collections of Scott Helmes and William ‘Picasso’ Gaglione, MCBA’s H/G Archive will preserve the largest assembling of rare, historic and unique rubber stamps, and serve as an incubator for creative practice, with stamps accessible to both professional and emerging artists. Opening early 2017.

The New/Old Multiplicity exhibition offers a sneak peek of the archive’s holdings as well as examples of contemporary rubber stamp art work ranging from concrete poetry rooted in Dada traditions to Fluxus-inspired mail art and Asemic compositions.

Please join us for the following events in coordination with The New/Old Multiplicity:

Tip of the Iceberg: A Conversation with Scott Helmes
Tuesday, May 24; 6:30pm-8pm in the Cowles Literary Commons

Learn more about the H/G Archive and see additional components of the collection not on view including the thousands of stamps, art works and pieces of ephemera included in the archive’s holdings.