Workshop: Innovative Folded Book Forms with Alicia Bailey

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Saturday, July 13, 10 am-4 pm
with a one-hour lunch break
Registration-Only

$75 registration fee
$20 materials fee

Instructor: Alicia Bailey
Maximum Class Size: 12

In this workshop at form & concept gallery, students will be introduced to creative and innovative book structures using paper and a few basic tools. This workshop is presented in conjunction with the book art exhibition Superscript, on view at form & concept through July 13, 2019.

Inspired by innovators in the book arts field such as Claire van Vliet and Hedi Kyle, the focus will be on form and structure rather than content. Each student will produce a collection of sample books that can be used as reference and inspiration for further projects. Some of the structures we will explore include the Blizzard Book, Flat Reverse Hinge, and three variations using an accordion fold. No previous book making experience necessary. Suitable for ages 16+.

Registrants will receive a list of tools to bring, which are low-cost and easy to order or purchase locally. The workshop runs from 10 am to 4 pm with a one-hour lunch break, for a total of 5 hours of teaching time. Lunch is not provided, but the gallery will recommend some nearby eateries. 

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Biography

Studio artist Alicia Bailey (Denver, CO) creates book and box works that often include elements beyond surface printed images and text; that move beyond traditional book forms and embrace presentation flexibility, innovative page folding tactics, rigid page construction and use of alternative materials. In her studio she produces artists’ book works, sculptural books and publishes limited edition book works under the Ravenpress imprint. Her work has been featured in dozens of solo and group exhibits throughout the world and is held in numerous public, private and special collections. An archive of her work in the book arts is being developed at University of Denver Libraries, Penrose Special Collections. Archives of her work in other areas is being developed at Arthyve.

Opening: SUPERSCRIPT

“The working title for Superscript was ‘Exploded Book,’” says Jordan Eddy, director of form & concept and curator of the gallery’s spring book art exhibition. “I spent the winter hunting for book artworks that quite literally project into the world around them.” The group show unites insurgent members of New Mexico’s formidable community of book artists, along with several artists from across the nation. It is almost entirely composed of large-scale installation works that either incorporate books or are conceptually linked to them.

“We finally settled on Superscript, a typographical term that we’re repurposing as an antonym for ‘subtext,’” says Eddy. “These works make surprising statements about what book art can be.” There’s no shortage of more traditional books in the exhibition—collections of pages with bindings and covers—but even those are often subject to radical intervention. 

Artists: Michael Sumner, Melody Sumner Carnahan, Erin Mickelson, C. Marquez, Julia Haywood, Sabrina & Damon Griffith, Alicia Bailey, Hannah Bennett, Edie Tsong, Penney Bidwell, Adrian Oteiza, Ran Huntsberry

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