Biennial Artist Book Exhibition: Construction / Deconstruction | The Source Weekly - Bend, Oregon

Biennial Artist Book Exhibition: Construction / Deconstruction

A group show, currently on display at Bend Art Center, features an eclectic mix of work from a variety of artists who each interprets the idea of "books" in a unique way—including a variety of sculptural forms that step outside the traditional format. The show is made up of pen and ink illustrations from printed books, handmade books—including sculptural books that showcase a variety of forms—and even some more abstract ideas relayed in three-dimensional sculpture. The books themselves are a delight of handmade creations. When you open them and look inside, they reveal poetry, paintings, stories and even pop-up moments.

Biennial Artist Book Exhibition: Construction / Deconstruction
Art by Ana Aguirre on display at The Bend Art Center.

This show is a sweet exploratory process. Be sure to make time to put on the gloves and turn the pages. If you're inspired by the unique folding patterns and designs some artists take on, check out the upcoming two-day workshop with visiting artist, Ann Kresge. She teaches a variety of techniques of the "concertina" structure—a way of folding and attaching elements to create imaginative, 3D sculptural books.

Biennial Artist Book Exhibition : Construction / Deconstruction
Through Sun., Feb. 24
Bend Art Center
550 SW Industrial Way #180, Bend

Playing the Concertina : Four Book Structures
Class with Ann Kresge
Sat., March 9 & Sun., March 10
Bend Art Center
550 SW Industrial Way #180, Bend
$170 ($136 A6 Member), $15 Supply Fee

Paul Alan Bennett: Night Skies

Paul Alan Bennett has been painting the skies of Central Oregon for over 25 years. And who can blame him? They're quite the inspiration. Recently, Bennett successfully funded a Kickstarter campaign to turn 44 of those images into a book. Bennett's images are now on display at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon. Up through the end of February, view Bennett's lyrical images of the skies over canyons and rivers and roadways—each revealing the inherent magic and mythology of the local landscape.

Constellations : Paul Alan Bennett
Through Thur., Feb. 28
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon
61980 Skyline Ranch Rd, Bend

About The Author

Teafly Peterson

For the last 20 years, I have been working as an artist and an educator. Some days I am better at one than the other. The good days are when I am excellent at both simultaneously. I love those days. I teach a variety of mediums– painting, drawing, photography, writing, film making. Mostly what I teach is how to...
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