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[BKARTS] Insights into Artists' Books at SFCB

Please join Cynthia Imperatore for Insights into Artists' Books at the San
Francisco Center for the Book

This Friday, February 27, 2004 at 6:30 p.m., I will be discussing the work
of Beata Wehr a Polish book artist living and working in Tucson, Arizona. On
Friday, March 19, 2004, at 6:30, I will discuss the work of New York book
artist Maureen Cummins. Most books will be available for sale or to order at
the events and thereafter. See descriptions below.

Talks will be held at:
San Francisco Center for the Book, 300 DeHaro Street, San Francisco, Ca
For more information call: 415.565.0545. Or call Cynthia directly at
You can also access the SFCB website through the event page:

Collector¹s Series: Insights into Artists¹ Books
This free evening series provides an introduction to works of individual
book artists for collectors and would-be collectors. Participants get an
introduction to works by contemporary book artists whom they may not be
familiar with and develop a capacity for close readings of artists¹ books.
Cynthia Imperatore, former catalogue reviewer for Califia Books, introduces
the work of one artist at each event, showing their books and describing the
artist¹s working style, mediums, themes, and textual and visual vocabulary.
Join us and broaden your knowledge of artists¹ books! Collectors of all
levels welcome.

February 27, 2004, 6:30 p.m.
Beata Wehr, Arizona, Poland
Formerly a painter, Beata is nowdrawn to the intimacy of the book form. She
creates exceptionally readable and evocative visual narratives by collaging
images, objects and only minimal text or text as image. Of Polish birth and
now living in Arizona, Wehr explores themes of home and displacement, loss
and regeneration, and connection through time and space. She uses found
materials to create one-of-a-kind original artist¹s books which she then
recreates as digitally-rendered editions.

March 19, 2004, 6:30 p.m.
Maureen Cummins, Inanna Press, New York
Cummins often draws inspiration from found materials, incorporating early
printed matter, such as old bank checks, stock ledger sheets, and
photographs?many rescued from a local NYC flea market?into exquisitely
crafted, letterpress editions. Through re-housing, replicating, or
overprinting the originals, this highly skilled artist penetrates
established forms, revealing the dark underside of social structures,
cultural institutions, and gender roles. Her work is sardonic, intelligent,
and illuminating. Maureen will be present at this event.

Look forward to seeing you there! (Please excuse cross-postings.)

Cynthia Imperatore, Books
901 Greenhill Road
Mill Valley, CA 94941

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