Distinguished book artist Julie Chen has produced nearly 60 limited edition works that focus on the reading experience and the materiality of the book. Her quest to merge structure and meaning creates intimate yet bold works. Chen uses inventive book forms such as game boards, dioramas, and pop-ups to merge personal narrative with universal commentary on the human condition. Chen will discuss the work of her Flying Fish Press (Berkeley, CA) which began in 1987. Complex, robust, and surprising, her book art is nonpareil. Read more about Julie Chen and Flying Fish Press here.
The Reimagined Book: Julie Chen & Flying Fish Press, will be on view at the Kohler Art Library, March 14–June 8, 2018.
Funded by the Leonora G. Bernstein Artists’ Book Endowment
and sponsored by Kohler Art Library, UW–Madison Libraries.
Lecture is free and open to the public.
Image: Chrysalis, Flying Fish Press, 2014.
Please join us for the 2018 Bernstein Book Arts Lecture featuring Julie Chen on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.
The lecture is free and open to the pubic!
Memorial Library Room 126, 728 State Street, Madison