(Hyattsville, MD) Pyramid Atlantic hosts RADICAL FORMATS, the 14th Book Arts Fair, in Hyattsville to showcase a dynamic array of alternative and traditional book arts. The event welcomes a wide variety of attendees from hard-core book arts lovers to the simply curious. Using its own venue and two additional sites, Pyramid welcomes visitors to a walkable and expansive weekend that includes professional art demonstrations, a marketplace with exhibitors from around the country, two art exhibitions, and more. PYRAMID ATLANTIC BOOK ARTS FAIR begins Friday, March 2 with a kick-off party and preview of the exhibit hall (FREE) from 7 – 10 pm. The Fair continues March 3-4 with 17 lectures/demonstr
MARCH 9 - APRIL 13, 2018 not too high, not too low is a group exhibition that invited comic book/zine artists and cartoonists from the DMV to make work for a gallery setting. Curator Amy Lokoff has challenged the 6 participating artists to subvert the traditional elements of their genre: work that is narrative, two dimensional, handheld, and considered commercial by the mainstream fine art world. This show reconsiders their artistic practice as one that requires technical and conceptual skill and explores the line between high and low culture.
Featuring artists: Jessica Agüero, Andrew Cohen, Eric Gordon, Toni Lane, Anna Sellheim and Lenora Yerkes. Please join us for the opening reception
FEBRUARY 23 - MARCH 7, 2018 For the Ancestors features complex large-scale photographic pop-up books by photographer and pop-up paper engineer Colette Fu. The work depicts myths, customs, and rituals of China's diverse ethnic minority groups.
DENBO LIBRARY | FEBRUARY 23 - MARCH 18, 2018 In Full Circle, Mohallatee exhibits a body of sculptural paper objects that are made from digital prints and upcycled paperback books and maps, many of which were taken from the artist's own collection. Modest materials and personal artifacts are given new meaning and modality in these re-imaginings of form and function.
FEBRUARY 15 - FEBRUARY 21, 2018 The Amichai Windows sheds light on love, war, and being Jewish today. Issued in an edition of 18 copies, this bilingual Hebrew/English collection of 18 poems by the renowned poet Yehuda Amichai features multi-layered collages and offers an intimate view of Jewish history and the landscape of Israel. Rick Black is an award-winning book artist, poet, journalist, sumi-e artist and photographer. He believes deeply in both words and images—and how they impact our brief lives. He has participated in several artist book exhibitions and won awards both for his own poetry as well as for books that he has produced under his imprint, Turtle Light Press. For six years, he