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'Reimagined: The Artist's Book'
Tuesday: 12 PM - 7 PM
Wednesday: 12 PM - 7 PM
Thursday: 12 PM - 7 PM
Friday: 12 PM - 5 PM
Saturday: 12 PM - 5 PM
Carlsbad's civic art space, Cannon Art Gallery, will open a new exhibition, "Reimagined: The Artist's Book," this weekend. It's a not-so-subtle literary nod to the gallery's building-mate, the library. Each work in the exhibition is created from or inspired by books, and it includes the work of fourteen world-class book art artists — plenty of them locals, including Sage Serrano, Elena Lomakin, Viviana Lombrozo, Amandine Nabarra, Judith Christensen and Gina Pisello. You'll find conceptual works, incredible works of bookbinding, book-inspired ceramics and of course sculptures made out of actual books and pages.
An opening reception on Saturday evening will be held in the outdoor courtyard. In April, Serrano will also be leading a bookmaking workshop (details forthcoming).
Details: Opens Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022 with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. and is on view through May 14. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Thursday from noon to 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Cannon Art Gallery, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad. Free.
—Julia Dixon Evans, KPBS
From the gallery:
Feb. 26 - May 14, 2022
What happens when the worlds of art and books intersect? The resulting spectrum ranges from innovative designed books to unique and beautifully sculpted artist books. Imagine an artist looking at the very concept of printed material, such as a book, and seeing the raw material for a new and exciting work of art. The objects in this exhibition interpret the concept of the book, exploring altering book structures into sculpture or sculptural objects whose only reference to book-ness might be the inclusion of words. The creative force of the featured artists is demonstrated by their ingenuity in reimagining book forms, decorating in new ways and using unconventional materials.
Saturday, Feb. 26, 5 - 7 p.m., Free
Hosted by the Carlsbad Friends of the Arts
Pop-Up Art: An art-making event themed to the exhibit
Saturday, April 9, 11 a.m., Free
Children’s Garden, Dove Library Complex
William D. Cannon Art Gallery page