OPENING ON JANUARY 31, 2015
Artists Book Vault at the Athenaeum, photograph by Victor Ha
The San Diego Public Library is pleased to partner with the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library in the presentation of [UN]BOUND: Artists’ Books from the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library. In 25 years of collecting, the Athenaeums artists’ book collection has grown into an important resource for artists, researchers, and presses. While portions of the collection are continually displayed for visitors in the Athenaeum’s North Reading Room and are also available for use by appointment, this exhibition provides unprecedented access to over 50 books by 36 artists who have lived in San Diego.
Through the outstanding collection of the Athenaeum, [UN]BOUND offers a unique opportunity to discover the book as both object and idea in the hands of San Diego artists.
Curated by Kara West, the Library’s Arts and Culture Exhibition Manager, and featuring books from the Athenaeum's Erika and Fred Torri Artists’ Books Collection, artists include David Adey, Ida Applebroog, John Baldessari, Adam Belt, Michele Burgess, Michele Burgess/Bill Kelly /James Renner/Jane Tassi, Judy Christensen, Tom Driscoll, Melissa Elliott, Faiya Fredman, David Fobes, Raul Guerrero, Jim Jahn, Allan Kaprow, Bill Kelly, Wendell M. Kling, Mary Ellen Long, Jean Lowe, Jim Machacek, Kathy Miller, Zandra Rhodes, Al Rodríguez, Derli Romero/Sonya Devine/Melissa Smedley/Ante Marinovic, Sara Rosenbluth, Jerome Rothenberg/Eleanor Antin, Sibyl Rubottom, Genie Shenk, Joyce Cutler-Shaw, Phel Steinmetz/Esther Barath, Harry Sternberg, and Claire Van Vliet.
[UN]BOUND opens January 31, 2015 in the Art Gallery on the 9th Floor of the San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common. It will run through April 26. A reception for the participating artists is planned on opening day from 12 to 2 p.m. The exhibition and reception are open to the public and admission is free.
Currently on View
JANUARY 31, 2015 –
APRIL 26, 2015
ART GALLERY, FLOOR 9
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