The fall exhibit at the Kohler Art Library showcases the theme of landscape in artists’ books.

Bookscapes: Lands Observed and Imagined  includes depictions of place in Native American legend to an inverted atlas of the earth.

“Of Gravity and Grace” (1982) by Claire Van Vliet.

A symbol of discovery, landscape is revealed through naturalistic observations and imaginary inventions of mountains, prairie, fields, and shore.

Artists represented include Carol Chase Bjerke, Julie Chen, Tim Ely, Diane Fine, Karen Kunc, Jim Lee, Gaylord Schanilec, C.B. Sherlock, Claire Van Vliet, and others.

The books use diverse medium, such as relief printing, pochoir (stencil technique), paste paper, collage, photography, and pulp paper painting. Structures, such as accordion fold, tunnel book, and hinged panel, along with materials such as acetate, colored cut paper, and sweet grass, make these books fertile terrain for artistic exploration.

This exhibit runs until November 30, 2012.

Library hours:
Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 9:45 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

This exhibit was curated by Lyn Korenic and Rob Nurre.

Learn more about the Artists’ Book Collection at the Kohler Art Library, or search and browse the collection using the Library Catalog.