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Bound & Unbound IV

The 2017 Bound and Unbound IV international juried altered book exhibition artists.

Artist Statement

French Pastry Cakes, Altered Books, 2015

Statement:

In the last three years I have become interested in the book as “object.” Since the late ‘50s, early ‘60s artists, like Lucas Samaras, Joseph Cornell, Robert Morris, Lenore Tawney and Dan Graham, have explored and transcended the traditional format of the book; Duchamp’s “Unhappy Readymade”, Cornell’s book Incessions, and Lucas Samaras’ obsession with the “altered book”, as an object of fear.

My interest with the altered book is to take the pages of the book, How to Make French Pastry Cakes, and thus create 3-D objects which physically show the viewer the contents of the book.

Each cake is constructed from the French pastry book, which is completely deconstructed; pages are cut, folded, and restructured into individual cake layers. These layers are then placed on top of one another and secured by using PVA glue. Each cake (altered book) is then completed with finishing touches and labeled according to each individual type of cake: “Gold Leaf Cake”, “Red Velvet Cake”, and “Garden Cake.”

Technique:

Altered book is Concentina Folds, with inserted tags.

Material:

  • Patisserie/French Pastry Book
  • Cardstock
  • Altered book
  • PVA Glue
  • Linen thread
  • Assorted cake decorations / adhesives

About the Artist

54596 Primavera Drive, Yucca Valley, CA 92284 / Catalunafish@aol.com

Cell: 1.760.413.1380

Education

1977 – BFA, California State University, Long Beach

1981 – MFA, University of California, Los Angeles

Solo Exhibition

1983 – Metro Space Gallery, Architectonic Installation (Nu-Art Daily Series of 24 hrs. Art Event)

Two-Person Exhibition

1983-84 – Golden West College of Fine Arts Gallery, Huntington Beach, CA.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 – Bound and Unbound III, International Juried Exhibition and Altered Book Exhibition.

University of South Dakota.

2015 – “Readers Art: Concealed, Confined, and Collected” International Juried Exhibition.

Minnesota Center for Book Arts.

2015 – Arte & Arte 25th International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Miniartextil. Como, Italy.

(Travel exhibition: Montrouge, Paris, and Caudry, France – Venice, Italy.

2015 – 28th Annual National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition, Denton, Texas

Materials: Hard and Soft

2014/15 – “Artist Books”, International BookArt Exhibition, The Riverside Gallery, Twickenham, London

2014 - Artist Council Exhibition, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA

2014 – “Pedal Pushing Art”, 2014 Palm Springs Annual Juried Art Show (Honorable Mention)

2014 – Weiner Library International Artists’ Book Competition and Exhibition, London, UK

“Displaced” - Study of the Holocaust

2014 – 27th Annual National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition, Denton, TX

Materials: hard and soft

2013 – Artist Council Exhibition, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA

Theme: 75 Years of Palm Springs

2012 – Palm Springs Juried Art Exhibition, Palm Springs, CA (First Place)

2011 – Palm Springs Juried Art Exhibition, Palm Springs, CA

Theme: Recycled Art

2011 – Red Dot Gallery, Group Show, Palm Springs, CA

2010 – Palm Springs Juried Art Exhibition, Palm Springs, CA

2000 – Re-Generations: Group Exhibition, Los Angeles Craft & Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Curators: Jim Bassler and Carol Shaw-Sutton

1998 – Bookcase: Book Installation, Group Exhibit Invitational, Los Angeles, CA

1997 – “Dreams of Life or Death” – The Living Room Project. Curator: Barbara Drucker

1996 – “Artworks/Bookworks” – Santa Monica, CA

1996 – “Artists Exchange” – Suzhou Institute, China (American and Chinese Artists Exchange)

1996 – Fine Arts Creative Awards Exhibition, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA

1996 – The Works Gallery Group Exhibition, Riverside, CA

1995 – Blu Gallery Group Exhibit, Palm Desert, CA

1995 – “Ex Libris” – The John Thomas Gallery Annex, Santa Monica, CA

1995 – The Art Works Gallery, Riverside, CA

1994 – “Arduous Happiness” - Santa Monica College Exhibition, Santa Monica, CA

1993 – “Valentine Exhibition” – The Art Works Gallery, Riverside, CA

1992 – “Summer Exhibition” – The Art Works Gallery, Riverside, CA

1992 – “Valentine Exhibition” – The Art Works Gallery, Riverside, CA

1991 – “Maps and Drawings” – The Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

1991 – “Summer Exhibition” – The Art Works Gallery, Riverside, CA

1991 – “Books and Bookends” – Piedmont Arts Center, Washington College, Chestertown, MD

1990 – “Books and Bookends” – Washington County Museum of Fine Art, Hagerstown, MD

1990 – “Books and Bookends” – Strathmore Hall Arts Center, Bethesda, MD

Maryland State Arts Center (Catalogue)

1989 – “908 Exhibition” – Curator: J. McManus, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

Long Beach Art Council

1988 – “S.I.T.E.: Smaller than a Breadbox” – Site Gallery, Culver City, CA

1988 – “Masks” – Artspace Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1988 – “Long Beach Centennial Visual Arts Exhibition” – CSULB Art Museum, Long Beach, CA

1987 – “Reduced Scale” – Rio Hondo College Art Gallery, Whittier, CA

1986 – “Small Scale Sculptural Interpretations of the Urban Landscape, Los Angeles” – Curator:

Trevor Norris, USC Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1985 – “Screens by Artists” – Functional Art/Kuhlen Schmidt-Simon Gallery, North Hollywood, CA

1984 – “Selected Artists” – Long Beach City College Gallery, Long Beach, CA

1984 – “Olympic Exhibition, 1984” – Caponigro Gallery, Belmont Shore, CA

1983 – “Functional Art Gallery” Group Exhibition, Beverly Hills, CA

1983 – “Three Artists” – Shakti Gallery, Long Beach, CA

1983 – “Visiting Artists Exhibition” – Shakti Gallery, Long Beach, CA

1982 – “Orange County All Media Juried Art Exhibition” – Brea Center Gallery, Brea, CA

(Catalogue). OCCA Award Juror,P. Schimmel, Curator of the Newport Beach Harbor Museum

1982 – “Stoffwechsel, K18” – International Kunstausstellung, Prejektgruppe Kassel, West Germany.

(Catalogue – Two-part Slide Exhibit).

1981 – Golden West College Fine Arts Gallery Exhibition” – Huntington Beach, CA

1981 – “Installation at F. Wight Art Gallery” – UCLA, Los Angeles, CA (Catalogue)

1981 – “All California Invitational” – Cypress College Fine Arts Gallery, Cypress, CA

1981 – “5th Small Images Exhibition” – Atkinson Art Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

1980 – “Western Edge” – Brand Library Art Gallery, Glendale, CA

1980 – “Zerox Book 80” – UCEM Gallery, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA (Catalogue)

1980 – “4th Small Images Exhibition” – Atkinson Art Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

1979 – “Approaches to Zerography” – Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Articles and Reviews

Knaff, Deboarah. The Press Enterprise. July 6, 1992. Art Review Section. (Summer Exhibition, The Art Works Gallery).

Knaff, Deborah. The Press Enterprise. Sept. 10, 1991. Art Review Section. (Maps and Drawing, The Riverside Museum).

Knaff, Deborah. The Press Enterprise. Feb. 20, 1992. Art Review Section. (Valentine Exhibition, The Art Works Gallery).

Munich, Suzanne. Calendar Section, Los Angeles Times. Nov. 11, 1986. IV, 1-6. (Small Scale Sculpture. USC Gallery).

Gottlieb, S. Artweek Magazine. Dec. 6, 1986. 7. (Small scale sculpture).

Giovannini, Joseph. The New York Times. May 1985. 19-21. Functional Art Gallery. (The Folding Screen as Art Form).

MacPhee, Sandra. Artweek Magazine. May 11, 1985. 6. (Examining a Functional Form).

Gottlieb, S. Artweek Magazine. Sep. 11, 1984. 3. (Selected Artists)

Gottlieb, S. The Artweekender – The Press Telegram. Sep. 21, 1984. 8-9.

Pincus, Robert. The Galleries. Los Angeles Times. Nov. 4, 1983. 6. (Shakti Gallery).

Gottlieb, S. The Galleries. Weekender – Press Telegram. Oct. 7, 1983. 6. (Shakti Gallery)

O.K. Magazine (Summer Issue) 1979. 12. Illustrated Xerography Publications. Nihilist Press, USA

Awards

OCCA Award, Juror – P. Schimmel (Curator), Newport Harbor Museum

Clifton Webb Grant Award, UCLA Art Council

Dean’s Discretionary Award, UCLA

Collections

Bill and Ann Sheffer, Palm Springs, CA

Mr. Jerry Magin, Beverly Hills, CA

Roslyn H. Steinberger, Encino, CA

Tony and Sharon Ivicevic, Huntington Beach, CA

Shirley and Isidore Familian, Encino, CA

Carol Meyer, Palos Verdes Estates, CA

David Vena & Carol Vena-Modt, Los Angeles, CA

Mr. S. Mitchell, Pasadena, CA

Mr. & Mrs. Patrick McAdam, San Marino, CA

Mezzaluna Restaurant, Brentwood, CA

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