The Reading Room: Interactive Artists' Book and Zine Exhibition

The Reading Room

Eastworks Open Studios, 1st Floor, 116 Pleasant St, Easthampton, MA 01027

Saturday & Sunday, November 7-8, 2015 12-5 PM

Free and open to the public.

The Reading Room is an exhibition of artists’ books and zines curated by Trevor Powers and Esther S White. Combining works pulled from their respective collections with books they’ve chosen specifically for the exhibition, the books will be displayed on tables in the gallery. Each table will feature 4-12 books, grouped by content, context, or materials and methods. The exhibition aims to highlight the wide range of approaches to the medium, and celebrate the diversity and excellence of contemporary artists’ books, zines and xerographic book art being created here in the Pioneer Valley and around the world. Visitors are encouraged to sit and browse all books on display.

A centerpiece to this exhibition will be 12X12, an artists’ book and zine swap that brings together six Massachusetts artists and six national artists. Each artist was asked to create a book centering around the number twelve. Each received a box set of twelve books, with one for display and two donated to libraries. One of the box sets and a collection of risograph prints by the artists will be on display. 12X12 is supported in part by Flying Object. More information about 12X12:

Both curators will be on hand to share their knowledge, excitement and love for books, and to answer any questions you may have about zine making and self-publishing! A catalog listing all of the work included will be available at the show.

Featuring work by: Louise Neaderland, Jocko Weyland, Tammy Mercure, Temporary Services/Half Letter Press, Marc Fischer, Michael McCraw, Noel Freibert, Athena Tacha, Judy Gelles, Joakim Drescher, Zoárd Wells Tyeklár, Alek Lukas, Daniel Cantrell, Karl Stevens, Peter Kuper, Sam Ryser and Eugene Terry, Amanda Webster, G.W. Duncanson, Amanda Webster, Conor Stechschulte, Robert Blair, Nate Grossman, Inés Estrada, Jon Campolo, Lauren Mackenzie-Noice, Marianne Dages, Maya Malachowski Bajak, Ellie Gill, Christopher Sleboda & Kathleen Sleboda, Esther S White, Annie Sollinger, Trevor Powers, Phoebe Harris, Joshua Vrysen, Ellen Arnstein, and more.

12X12 box set

PRESS: Masslive