EXHIBITIONS :: CURRENT
January 11-March 24, 2013
Delmar Loop National Gallery

Opening Reception:
January 11, 2013, 6-8pm

Ken Botnick: Typographies

Ken Botnick: Typographies

Ken Botnick: Typographies

Ken Botnick: Typographies

Ken Botnick: Typographies

Ken Botnick: Typographies

The Road at Night Prints

Ken Botnick: Typographies

Ah Ha Table and New York Book

Ken Botnick: Typographies

Diderot Prints

Ken Botnick: Typographies

Export Quality

Ken Botnick: Typographies

Opening Reception

Ken Botnick: Typographies

Opening Reception

Ken Botnick: Typographies

Opening Reception

Ken Botnick: Typographies

Opening Reception

Ken Botnick: Typographies

Opening Reception

Ken Botnick: Typographies

Opening Reception

Ken Botnick: Typographies

Opening Reception

Ken Botnick: Typographies

Lecture

Ken Botnick: Typographies

Lecture

Ken Botnick: Typographies

Beckett

Ken Botnick: Typographies

Circus Watcher

Ken Botnick: Typographies

There is so Little

Ken Botnick: Typographies

IGNITE / ILLUMINATE
Poetry Reading
:
Featuring Mary Jo Bang
Presented by St. Louis Poetry Center
Sunday, February 24, 3:30-5pm,
in the gallery
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Artist Statement
“Roland Barthes writing about the Encyclopedia of Diderot said, "The object is the world's human signature." My "signature" is the book and whatever influences I am experiencing at any given moment I seek to reflect in book format. My exploration of the book format has broadened substantially in the last several years and tends increasingly toward the sculptural.  I chose this name for the exhibition because my work is at its core grounded in text, and typography is what makes text visual, gives it a voice, a shape, an identity. I've tried with this body of work to reach across a broad spectrum of materials and techniques in order to gain a certain tension between techniques that are quite old and those that are contemporary, some that are very simple and others of complexity. This exhibition reflects the broadest representation yet in my investigation of how a book means in the world.”

Ken Botnick is a printer/publisher of limited editions, first as co-proprietor of Red Ozier Press in New York, and today under the imprint emdash in St Louis. His work is found in collections around the world, including The Getty Center for Humanities, The Bodleian Library, The Newberry Library, the Yale Arts of the Book Collection, and other notable collections. The Red Ozier Press archive is part of the permanent collection of The New York Public Library. In 2006, Botnick was a Fulbright Scholar in residency at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India. His book, Kamini, was selected by the American Institute of Graphic Arts for "50 Books/50 Covers," 2007. Botnick currently teaches at the Sam Fox School Design and Visual Art.

Associated Events
Artist Talk with Ken Botnick
Saturday, January 12, 2pm, in the gallery
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Shop Event:
Paperboats and Firecracker Press Sale
Meet the artists on Saturday, March 16, 12-3pm

Workshop in the Delmar Studios:
Handmade Journal and The St. Louis Poetry Center
Instructors: Susan Grigsby and Joanne Kluba
Saturday, January 26, 10am-4pm

Family Day: Mandala Project
Saturday, February 9, 1-4pm
Registration required

Opening concurrently in the Charak Gallery: The Blank Page

News and Coverage
Types and books at Craft Alliance, St. Louis Beacon, January 8, 2013
Explorations in Typography: Ken Botnick Interview, American Craft Council, January 11, 2013
Design, India travel take center stage in exhibit at Craft Alliance, St. Louis Jewish Light, February 13, 2013

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