February 27, 2012  |  Collection & Exhibitions, Print Studio, Print/Out
Altered Books and More at Print Studio

From day one, Print Studio has been a site for finding new ways to use old books, as visitors have copied and pasted images from the illustrious Reanimation Library‘s collection of previously discarded books. During several workshops held over the past two weeks, artist and educator Katerina Lanfranco gave participants in her altered book workshop even more tools for manipulating and repurposing books. Here’s a brief look at just some of the altered book projects begun at the workshops:

Workshop leader Katerina Lanfranco drew from her expertise as a mixed-media artist, offering a bevy of helpful tips and tools.

Print Studio artist and visitor Marilyn Rose created this peek-a-boo piece at one of the altered book workshops.

The multigenerational groups of participants worked with everything from ink brayers to fabric fringe.

Interested in publication technologies, past and present? Today at 2:30 p.m., artist, bookmaker, and set designer Sarah Crowner will lead a discussion of Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray’s 1917 The Blind Man, a periodical comprising negative Photostat. (Photostat was an early projection photocopier.) The program, organized as part of Triple Canopy’s Miscellaneous Uncatalogued Material series at Print Studio, will take visitors up to the MoMA Library to view and discuss materials and related issues to printmaking technologies past and present, public discourse, and publications.

We also invite you to join us this Friday, at either 12:00 p.m. or 2:30 p.m., for a paper-making workshop with Dieu Donné Papermill. Dieu Donné’s artistic director, Paul Wong, will teach participants the art of hand paper making, taking inspiration from a project by Print/Out featured artist James Siena. Participants will work with paper pulp and stenciling to create their own artworks.