Just being.

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The brain appears to pos­sess a spe­cial area which we might call poet­ic mem­o­ry and which records every­thing that charms or touch­es us, that makes our lives beautiful.”

— Milan Kun­dera, The Unbear­able Light­ness of Being

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:

Sat­ur­day, Decem­ber 14, 2013

3 — 6 pm

Fri­day, Decem­ber 6, 2013
Sat­ur­day, Jan­u­ary 25, 2014
browse online catalog >

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