Reader’s Art: Concealed, Confined and Collected

Reader’s Art: Concealed, Confined and Collected
May 8 – July 26, 2015

Closing reception Friday, July 24; 6-9pm as part of the Book Arts Art Crawl

Minnesota Center for Book Arts presents Readers Art: Concealed, Confined and Collected, a juried exhibition exploring artists’ books that use found or custom-made containers to support narrative and content. The exhibition will be presented May 8 through July 26, 2015, with an opening reception on Friday, May 8, 2015. This exhibition is presented in collaboration with the College of Book Art Association and Susan Hensel Gallery.

For many years, Susan Hensel Gallery presented annual thematic exhibitions under the “Readers Art” umbrella. As the new home of these popular shows, MCBA is dedicated to continuing Hensel’s tradition of supporting new voices, emerging artists and collegiate students.

Readers Art: Concealed, Confined and Collected will be on view during MCBA’s Book Art Biennial, July 25-26, 2015, and will be used as a visual resource to inform discussion during the event’s symposium.

Featured Artists:

Islam Aly (Iowa City, IA)
Alex Appella (Salem, OR)
La Thoriel Badenhausen (New York, NY)
Young-ju Choi (Goyang, South Korea)
Pam Cooper (Upper Saddle River, NJ)
Cecile Cote (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Christopher Davenport (Tuscaloosa, AL)
Livia Paola Di Chiara (Flumeri, Italy)
Su Fahy (Bristol, U.K.)
Jean Formo (Savage, MN)
Susanna Gaunt (Duluth, MN)
Cindy Gipple (St. Paul, MN)
Barbara Harman (Minneapolis, MN) with Kari Bloom
Pat Hodson (Yorkshire, U.K.)
Monica Howell (Minneapolis, MN)
Robert S. Hunter (Colonial Beach, VA)
Joan Iverson Goswell (Valencia, PA)
Ravikumar Kashi (Bangalore, India)
Carole P. Kunstadt (West Hurley, NY)
Sammy Lee (Denver, CO)
Anna Mavromatis (Houston, TX)
Virginia Arts of the Book Center (Charlottesville, VA)
Cathryn Miller (Grasswood, Saskatchewan, Canada)
Elizabeth Munger (Iowa City, IA) with Mark Munger
Hanne Nieder (Boca Raton, FL)
Leslie Nobler (Little Falls, NJ)
Erin Paulson (Philadelphia, PA)
Maria G. Pisano (Pleinsboro, NJ) with Michael Pisano
Bernd W. Plake (Luneburg, Germany)
David Ruhlman (Sauk Rapids, MN)
Lucy May Schofield (Fukuoka, Japan)
Jaime Lynn Shafer (Reno, NV)
Betsy Stirratt (Bloomington, IN)
Carmen A. Tostado (Yucca Valley, CA)
Bill Westheimer (West Orange, NJ)
Sara White (Tuscaloosa, AL)