Art Books

"Color & Color" Winter 2010 issue

Going the DIY route and traveling in the well-tread Bay Area tradition of  artist book production—a la Hot & Cold and One Artist One Book, among many others—artists Amanda Curreri and Erik Scollon (both represented by SF–based Ping Pong Gallery) recently began co-curating and co-producing the seasonal publication Color & Color. The second/Winter (CC#1) issue has just been released; it’s forty-six pages feature work by Luke Butler, Audrey Hynes, Lindsay Jesse, Cybele Lyle, Ali Naschke-Messing, Nyeema Morgan, Paul Morgan, and Marci Washington. The common theme that runs between issues is (not surprisingly) color; specifically, each issue is “guided by the duality of two thematic colors.” This issue’s colors are yellow and purple. The first issue (CC#0), released last Fall, was based on orange and blue. 
Color & Color, as Curreri and Scollon explain online, “was conceived as a mobile venue in which to present new work of artists we respect and with whom we want to work. We hope that with each issue the publication can connect artists with new audiences and expanded dialogue.”  
The publication is available in print and digitally. More information and links to acquiring one or both issues can be found at the Color & Color site.

The SF Center for the Book (SFCB) will host its annual fundraiser/silent auction/cocktail party April 27. Early bidding on unique book art works by over fifty established and emerging artists will run 6 to 7; open bidding takes place 7 to 8:30 p.m. Works include artists’ books, letterpress editions, posters, and related objects by such artists as Charles Hobson, Peter and Donna Thomas, Macy Chadwick, Prudy Kohler, Peter Linenthal, Linda Connor, Sas Colby, Carl Dern, Rory Golden, and Sevilla Granger, among many others.
SFCB fosters the art of books and bookmaking through hands-on workshops, exhibitions, education, and residencies.
Tickets $75 (preview hour); $20 (advance general admission)/$25 (general admission at the door); buy online at Brown Paper Tickets.

Illustration for Don Quixote by William T. Wiley

There are two exciting book releases this week from San Francisco specialty art-book publishers: Don Quixote, Book I, with illustrations by SF artist William T. Wiley from Arion Press and the Grabhorn Institute (Book II will follow later in the year); and a survey of work by SF artist Brion Nuda Rosch from Little Paper Planes (LPP). This is the first book published by LPP.

Predawn Postings by Betsy Davids

Please see recently published feature about the artist book genre and book arts in the Bay Area in art ltd. magazine.