Connections: Corcoran Print and Book Forum, 12.7.2013


Dear fellow humans:

I’ve been invited by the Corcoran College of Art + Design to talk about being a newbie book artist at their 2013 Print and Book Forum, which will be held at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. on December 7th. Peter Koch is the keynote speaker and there will be a panel discussion about the past, present, and future of the book. Plus it’s happening at the same time as their holiday book arts sale, and given what I’ve seen of the excellent work they do at the Corcoran, there should be some pretty amazing art on offer. At some point in the afternoon, I’ll get up and say some stuff and show some slides and after that we can then all go have some snacks. The event is totally free and open to the public, so if you like free things and are a member of the public, come on over.

I’m putting together my slideshow now. It will feature lots of exciting, dynamic transitions between each slide and also a ton of swank tables and graphs.

Although . . . since you might not know me well enough to know how I say things, the slideshow will actually be a pretty normal kind of slideshow about where my work’s coming from and where I think it might be going. It’ll be chock full of a lot of images that have never made it onto this blog on account of the eternal shortness of time. But mostly it’ll be about what one particular recent MFA graduate is trying to figure out, practice-wise, in a sort of chaotic, changing landscape.

Here’s the flyer for the event: Print and Book Forum, 2013.

And here’s the Corcoran’s blog: Marginalia.

Anyhow, it’s a huge honor to be invited and I’m looking forward to it a lot. And my wife gets to go, too, which makes it even more better. She’ll help me not faint from being onstage by beaming me anti-fainting rays the whole time.

P.S. The typo in “homemade” is not a typo. Instead, it’s how it was spelled on a hand-lettered sign I saw once in my hometown.

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