Friday, June 16, 2017

Boundless: Altered Books in Contemporary Art at Hill-Stead Museum

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
Carole P. Kunstadt, Sacred Poem XI, 2015, 24 karat gold leaf, paper, thread, gampi tissue, 7.5 x 8 x1.5in
FARMINGTON, CT---In celebration of the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival’s 25th Anniversary, the historic Libraries will be transformed into a contemporary sculpture gallery to showcase Boundless: Altered Books in Contemporary Art, guest-curated by Carole Kunstadt, a graduate of the Hartford Art School. Installed among the many rare first editions and early volumes in the Pope family’s personal library, it is an exhibition of altered books by three contemporary artists: Carole P. Kunstadt, Chris Perry and Erin Walrath. Kunstadt dissects, stitches, weaves and gilds book leaves savoring the aged qualities of the paper and text while reminding one of the personal associations to knowledge and history, and the passage and compression of time.

Hill-Stead Museum: "Boundless: Altered Books in Contemporary Art" (June 16 – September 4, 2017); 35 Mountain Road, Farmington, Connecticut; 860.677.4787: hillstead.org