Sep 6th 2012

Spotlight Exhibition: Afterimage

@ Center for Book & Paper Arts (CBPA)

1104 South Wabash, 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60605

Opening Thursday, September 6th, from 5PM - 8PM

On view through Friday, December 7th

Afterimage focuses on contemporary artists that are of a generation after Imagism, and also—in ways both visual and ideological—have moved through and beyond it. Expanding upon the network of a small group of artists exhibiting in Afterimage at The DePaul Art Museum to include artistic duos or informal groups, the show at the Center for Book and Paper Arts will emphasize the role of collaboration in contemporary art practice. Works on view include artist’s books, animations, prints and drawings.

Emphasizing the interdisciplinary nature of the exhibiting artists’ practice, the exhibition includes inventive self-published artists books (Eric Lebofsky); groupings of work on paper (Edra Soto); experimental approaches to technique by way of collaborative wood block prints (Carl Baratta/Isak Applin/Oli Watt and Onsmith/Paul Nudd); and the incorporation of new technologies, such as the sequential drawings used by Lilli Carré in her animated shorts. The work in the exhibition shows the wide variety of contemporary artistic practice, either through dynamic engagement with the book or printmaking as a medium, or by working with concepts of seriality, sequence, and narrative.

Curated by Thea Liberty Nichols and Dahlia Tulett-Gross

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