Freed Formats: Travelling exhibition Connecticut-New York

“At this juncture in our history, the digital revolution has become so fundamental as to prompt the question: what is the purpose of the codex in our time? The artists in Freed Formats argue passionately for its continued relevance: their work maintains an important connection of mind/body/soul in the act of engaging with a book. We are invited to turn, flip, finger, read, peer, wear, crane, smell, delight, ponder, and empathize…. They help us remember: a book is a universe unto itself.” (From the New Havens Independent Newspaper, 2019-07-01)

Freed Formats: the book reconsidered — an exhibition that presents us with a variety of works that challenge all that we may think about books. This is a traveling exhibition of book art by 53 artists,135 works representing 17 states and 2 countries that will be exhibited in six Arts Centers over the next several months.

Curators: Book Artist Chris Perry of Ridgefield, CT and Alice Walsh of Carmel, NY

The Artists

Islam Aly – Cairo, Egypt, Pat Badt – Orefield, Pennsylvania, Alicia Bailey – Aurora, Colorado, Anita Gangi Balkun – West Hartford, Connecticut, Ginger Burrell – Morgan Hill, California, Gaby Cardenas – Katy, Texas/Swedenmore

Media publications: 
At CAW, The Art Is The Word by Brian Slattery, New Haven Independent, July 1, 2019
https://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/book_art/
Group Text ​by Kathy Czepiel, The Daily Nutmeg, June 27, 2019
http://dailynutmeg.com/2019/06/27/freed-formats-book-reconsidered-creative-arts-workshop-group-text/
Traveling Book Arts Exhibit Comes to Mahopac by Bob Dumas, TAPinto Mahopac.net, May 24, 2019      www.tapinto.net/towns/mahopac/articles/traveling-book-arts-exhibit-comes-to-mahopac
Crafting the page: Book art exhibit tours Fairfield County by TinaMarie Craven, Ridgefield Press, March 28, 2019      www.theridgefieldpress.com/136780-crafting-the-page-book-art-exhibit-tours-fairfield-county/
Viewed any good books lately? by Georgette Gouveia, WAG Magazine, March 2019
dailyvoiceplus.com/fairfield/wag/march-2019/viewed-any-good-books-lately/760549/?utm_source=WAG

Prescriptions XVI, Gaby Berglund Cardenas, 2019

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