“The working title for Superscript was ‘Exploded Book,’” says Jordan Eddy, director of form & concept and curator of the gallery’s spring book art exhibition. “I spent the winter hunting for book artworks that quite literally project into the world around them.” The group show unites insurgent members of New Mexico’s formidable community of book artists, along with several artists from across the nation. It is almost entirely composed of large-scale installation works that either incorporate books or are conceptually linked to them.
“We finally settled on Superscript, a typographical term that we’re repurposing as an antonym for ‘subtext,’” says Eddy. “These works make surprising statements about what book art can be.” There’s no shortage of more traditional books in the exhibition—collections of pages with bindings and covers—but even those are often subject to radical intervention.
Artists: Michael Sumner, Melody Sumner Carnahan, Erin Mickelson, C. Marquez, Julia Haywood, Sabrina & Damon Griffith, Alicia Bailey, Hannah Bennett, Edie Tsong, Penney Bidwell, Adrian Oteiza, Ran Huntsberry