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