Gala Opening for The Book As Art Aug. 28

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GALA OPENING NIGHT AUGUST 28, 6-9 PM

Swing by the Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur Gallery at 1 W. Court Square Thursday, Aug. 28 and be one of the first to explore our juried selection of artists books.

A delight to the eye, a pleasure to the hand, artist books make tangible forms that introduce us to new interpretations of an ancient concept and also to questions and ideas about 21st century form and format. The Book as Art: Expanding the Limits is juried from entries arriving from all over the world, and includes artists ranging in experience from students to recognized professionals in the medium. The Book as Art is proud to include examples of the finest in the field, from artists in twenty states, Canada, Israel, and Germany.

The book as a physical object in an increasingly digital world remains stubbornly analog. Those with narrative content offer the frustrations of sequential visuals – the viewer longs to see more than one segment at a time but the format allows only a gradual reveal. Sculptural objects interpreting the concept of the book also require more than a glance to draw the viewer into a deeper understanding of what books are and can be. Both narrative and sculptural interpretations are included in this exhibition for your viewing and interpretive pleasure.

More information is available here.