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[BKARTS] Keith Smith and Scott McCarney Free Los Angeles Lecture This Thursday
For Immediate Release
The Los Angeles Book Arts Center, the Southern California Chapter of the Art
Libraries Society and Otis Laboratory Press invite you to a talk by Keith
Smith and Scott McCarney.
This free lecture, the third in LABAC’s “My Life in Books” series, will take
place on Thursday, March 11, 2004, at Otis College of Art & Design, 9045
Lincoln Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045. Opening reception 7 PM, talk to begin
promptly at 7:30 PM. Parking is free.
Keith Smith has made 223 books since 1967. Forty-four of these have been
self-published, including nine bookmaking: Structure of the Visual Book, Text in
the Book Format, and Non-Adhesive Binding Volumes I, II, III, IV and V,
Bookbinding for Book Artists, and 200 Books. Smith has received two Guggenheim
Fellowships as well as grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the
Pollock/Krasner Foundation and a Pilot Fine Art Still Photography Grant. His work is
in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of
Modern Art, San Francisco; the Library of Congress; the Victoria and Albert Museum,
London; The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Bibliothèque Nationale,
Paris; and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.
Scott McCarney is an artist and designer based in Rochester, New York. He
received an MFA in photography from the University of Buffalo/Visual Studies
Workshop in 1983. Since then, his art has found its home primarily in the book
form. His one-of-a-kind books, both offset and small edition, can be found in
many library and special collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New
York; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and Yale’s Arts of the Book Collection
in New Haven, Connecticut. His work is shown internationally in group and solo
exhibitions in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Melbourne, Australia and Budapest, Hungary
and in galleries and spaces closer to home such Hallwalls in Buffalo, New York
and at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. He has been an
artist-in-residence at Light Work, Syracuse, New York; the Washington Project for the
Arts, Washington D.C.; University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine; and the
International Studio Program in New York City. His awards include a National
Endowment for the Arts Mid-Atlantic Regional Fellowship, a New York Foundation for
the Arts Fellowship, and a Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts
Individual Artist Grant.
Keith and Scott have been co-teaching book workshops for over 10 years in
university and college settings such as RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia
and the Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, New York, as well as in art centers
and binding guilds throughout the world.
The Los Angeles Book Arts Center is a creative, intellectual and technical
resource for artists, collectors, dealers, curators and all individuals
interested in the book and paper arts. It is the center's mission to serve as a
network and clearinghouse for information, education and resources. This is being
accomplished through networking, workshops, lectures, publications, exhibitions
and outreach. Our commitment is to build a strong community as well as to
further individual pursuits in the book and paper arts.
The Los Angeles Book Arts Center (LABAC) was founded in September 2002. Open
meetings, hosted lectures, classes and continuous online discussion groups
all contribute to building a strong book arts community in Los Angeles. The Los
Angeles Book Arts Center offers the broadest possible range of classes in the
book arts, drawing and calligraphy, paste papers and monoprints, book
structures of all types, cases and boxes, and everything between and beyond.
For additional information on this lecture or the Los Angeles Book Arts
Center, please contact Lisa Deutsch at (310) 657-2616 or LAGourmet@xxxxxxxx Please
visit our website at www.LABookArts.com.
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