Stellar: Book Art and the Cosmos

Stellar: Book Art and the Cosmos
January 25 – May 5, 2013

Explore the outer reaches of both our universe and our collective imagination through work by dozens of local and international artists. Enjoy book, print, paper and installation artworks on the themes of space, science (fiction and non-fiction), exploration and humanity.

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“A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called “leaves”) imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person — perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. Books break the shackles of time, proof that humans can work magic.”
– Carl Sagan, Cosmos

Featured artists include:

Tim Abel (Racine, WI)
Mary Bergs (Minneapolis, MN)
Laura Beyer (Birmingham, MI)
Elizabeth Boyne (Iowa City, IA)
Cynthia Brinich-Langlois (Milwaukee, WI)
Patty Bruce (Boston, MA)
Emily Chaplain (Memphis, TN)
Tiberiu Chelcea (Ames, IA)
Young-ju Choi (Ilsan, South Korea)
Johanna Drucker (Berkeley, CA)
Wendy Fernstrum (Marine on St. Croix, MN)
Brad Freeman (Chicago, IL)
Kirsten Furlong (Boise ID)
Philip Gallo (Minneapolis, MN)
Travis Hocutt (Waterford MI)
Tom Hubbard (Chagrin Falls, OH)
Rachel Katz (Portland, ME)
Ray Klimek (Athens, OH)
Mari LaCure (Beverly, MA
Ginny Lloyd (Jupiter, FL)
Jared Martin (Minneapolis, MN)
Heather Matthew (Nunderi, Australia)
Leah Mayers (Chicago, IL)
Nora Lee McGillivray (St. Paul, MN)
Andrea McKennan (Minneapolis, MN)
Cathryn Miller (Grasswood, Saskatchewan, Canada)
Ellen Mueller (Buckhannon, WV)
Scott K. Murphy (Saint Joseph, MN)
Heidi Neilson (Long Island City, NY)
Lauren Orchowski (New York, NY)
Mark Ryan (Minneapolis, MN)
Mark Addison Smith (New York, NY)
Regula Russelle (St. Paul, MN).