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Exhibition catalog for "Susan Joy Share: Books, Props, Collages"


Susan Joy Share
Center for Book Arts
Catalog for "Susan Joy Share: Books, Props, Collages" an exhibition of Susan Share's work, including a variety of objects that transform from book-like structures into full-body costumes, masks, musical instruments or painted scenes. On view at the Center for Book Arts October 24 - December 5, 1992. Includes an introduction by N.P. Smithner. CBA has two copies.

This exhibition of works by Susan Share revealed her unique integration of many realms of the art world- visual display, movement, sound and dramatic action. This series of works, emerging from her work as a visual artist and bookbinder, include painted multi-faceted books which spring to life when opened, sculptural entities which can unfold to fill the room, and book objects that are more than mere containers of words, memories and images, but during her performances, become percussive musical instruments, full body costumes, or flowing paper waterfalls. An offset, multi-fold pamphlet accompanied the exhibition.