SNAP presents The Story So Far, Curated by Sara Norquay
September 22 to November 4, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday September 22, 2017. 7PM – 9PM
“An artist book offers an intimate sensual and aesthetic experience. It promises the possibility of story, of contemplation, of escape and of mystery. The exhibition space feels like a library, inviting viewers to spend time with the books. The Story So Far shows works that break with the notion of a book as a repository of knowledge or story, works that use the book form as sculpture, non-linear narrative, or a singular physical experience. Some books are hand printed and bound using fine archival papers and some are made on cheap photocopy paper. Some are one of a kind objects and some are part of a limited edition or multiple. The artists featured in the exhibition come from across Canada, the United States, France, Spain, Britain, and Germany. The works were made between the 1950s and 2017.”
The Story So Far includes works by Alberta artists Blair Brennan, Mark Dicey, Steven Dixon, Kyla Fischer, Barb Johnston, Alex Linfield, Meghan Pohlod, Sergio Serrano and Marie Winters as well as works by Denise Hawrysio and Annie Smith. The exhibition also presents borrowed works from the private collections of Sara Norquay, Rob Norquay, Denise Hawrysio, Barb Johnston, Joy McKinnon, Kim Fjordbotten and Jean Marcel Duciame.
Sara Norquay has been collecting prints and artist’s books by other people for over ten years. Her diverse interests and tastes are reflected in her collection which includes artists’ books that are hand printed and bound on acid free papers as well as cheaply produced zines. She has been making artists’ books herself for twenty years, working in a variety of mediums including printmaking, drawing, painting, stitching felt, mixed media and digital printing. Some books are one-of-a-kind while others have been made in small editions. After exhibiting for over 20 years in California, she now exhibits her work in Alberta, and sometimes in Toronto.
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