RiTUAL. Reading Room, single-sheet books

RiTUAL. Reading Room

I’m hap­py to have books in this sin­gle-sheet book show. There are more than 250 books.

About the show:

ARTIST RECEPTION
Sat­ur­day, Decem­ber 14, 2013

3 — 6 pm

EXHIBITION
Fri­day, Decem­ber 6, 2013
Sat­ur­day, Jan­u­ary 25, 2014
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110 CHURCH gallery invites you to retreat from the cold into our gallery, trans­formed into a read­ing room. Be sur­round­ed by sto­ries, engulfed by pages, daz­zled by over two hun­dred books. Books on shelves. Books on tables. Books hang­ing. Walls cov­ered with books on dis­play. Take books down, curl up and read. Fall in love with a book, buy it, and take it home.

Each of these books has been con­struct­ed from a sin­gle-sheet sur­face that is no larg­er than 11 x 17 inch­es. Over one hun­dred artists sub­mit­ted books, address­ing the theme: ritual.

RiT­U­AL. A cer­e­mo­ni­al act ~ Rites used in the course of wor­ship ~ The per­for­mance of cer­e­mo­ni­al acts ~ The pre­scribed form of con­duct­ing the cer­e­mo­ny ~ A method of pro­ce­dure that is fol­lowed with­out vari­a­tion ~ per­for­mance with ges­tures, words, and objects, often in a sequestered place.

Pric­ing: $20, $75, $250 or free.

We are open First Fri­days 5 — 8 pm : Dec 6 and Jan 3

The Fourth Amendment, just in case

Fourth Amend­ment: “The right of the peo­ple to be secure in their per­sons, hous­es, papers, and effects, against unrea­son­able search­es and seizures, shall not be vio­lat­ed, and no War­rants shall issue, but upon prob­a­ble cause, sup­port­ed by Oath or affir­ma­tion, and par­tic­u­lar­ly describ­ing the place to be searched, and the per­sons or things to be seized.”

Don’t be afraid of color.

 

Today on this extreme­ly gray day — one devoid of ener­gy. A strange change that the end of sum­mer brings and we set­tle into the com­ing of win­ter. What to do? Embrace the sea­son! But don’t be afraid of color.

Here are a few chairs that we picked up for free when a busi­ness was clos­ing down. We gave them a light sand­ing and spray paint­ed them with a com­bi­na­tion of col­ors that add ener­gy, but not too much. The bright­en the dark­est of win­ter days or nights.

Kodachrome: 1935–2010.

The best slide and movie film in his­to­ry is now offi­cial­ly retired. Kodachrome: 1935–2010.

My heart is broken.

Paul Simon — Kodachrome

When I think back
On all the crap I learned in high school
It’s a wonder
I can think at all
And though my lack of edu—cation
Has­n’t hurt me none
I can read the writ­ing on the wall

Kodachrome
They give us those nice bright colors
They give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world’s a sun­ny day, Oh yeah
I got a Nikon camera
I love to take a photograph
So mama don’t take my Kodachrome away

If you took all the girls I knew
When I was single
And brought them all togeth­er for one night
I know they’d nev­er match
my sweet imagination
every­thing looks WORSE in black and white

Kodachrome
They give us those nice bright colors
They give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world’s a sun­ny day, Oh yeah
I got a Nikon camera
I love to take a photograph
So mama don’t take my Kodachrome away

Mama don’t take my Kodachrome away
Mama don’t take my Kodachrome away
Mama don’t take my Kodachrome away

Mama don’t take my Kodachrome
Mama don’t take my Kodachrome
Mama don’t take my Kodachrome away

Mama don’t take my Kodachrome
Leave your boy so far from home
Mama don’t take my Kodachrome away
Mama don’t take my Kodachrome

Mama don’t take my Kodachrome away