Unhinged: Book Art on the Cutting Edge at Whatcom Museum, Bellingham WA


THE BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE, 2011-2014, screw binding, black book cloth cover, 40 pages, edition of two. 26" x 32". Materials include plaster, shoe polish, gouache, vermilion pigment, spray paint, metallic pen, graphite, silver mylar, solvent, waxed paper, metallic pigment powder.

I'm very pleased to have Volume Two of The Book of Knowledge in Unhinged: Book Art on the Cutting Edge. Curated by Barbara Matilsky, this exhibition "surveys recent directions in book art through 70 diverse works by 63 prominent artists from across the country, Great Britain, and Australia. Unhinged explores the limitless potential of the book as an independent medium through both intimately scaled pieces and large installations."

Whatcom Museum, Lightcatcher Building
Wednesday - Sunday, noon-5pm
Open Thursday until 8pm; open Saturday at 10am
250 Flora Street, Bellingham, WA 98225  

Volume One of The Book of Knowledge is in the collection of the Brand Libraries, Glendale, CA. Coincidentally, it was featured this week in the newsletter The Machine Chronicles. Penina Finger writes,"... slip on cotton gloves and lift the heavy black pages of Ellen Ziegler’s tar paper Book of Knowledge, inhale its pungent links to prehistory and be dazzled by the sparkle and mist of the many media that float on and sink into the paper."