Exhibition Announcemen- Album Amicorum: Gems of Friendship in a Frightened World
- Greetings Everyone,
The following exhibition announcement is posted on behalf of Tom Leech.
"Album Amicorum: Gems of Friendship in a Frightened World"
Exhibition Dates: January 18 Ð March 1, 2008
Business Art Center
513 Manitou Avenue
Art Release Event (aka "Opening Reception"):
Friday, January 18, 2008, 5-8pm
Gallery Talk by Tom Leech:
Sat., Jan. 19, 1pm
Sat., Jan. 19, 1:30pm
"Album Amicorum: Gems of Friendship in a Frightened World" is an
exhibition of marbled paper inspired by the predecessor of the modern
autograph book. The album amicorum, Latin for Òfriendship book,Ó
is an artifact dating to the sixteenth century, and to scholars who
collected papers, writings and illustrations from colleagues
encountered in their travels.
In this timely recontextualization of the friendship book, Guest
Curator, master papermaker and marbler, Tom Leech, presents a very
special and unusual exhibit of marbled papers from twenty artists
living in Europe, Asia, Australia, and South and North America.
Beginning with a single invitation from Tom Leech to a fellow artist in
Turkey, the invitation passed between artists, each artist inviting
another from across an international border. As LeechÕs invitation
stated, ÒWhile it is obvious that this will not change any
countryÕs policies, we can demonstrate that friendship and the
beauty of our craft can speak louder that fear.Ó
Artists (In order of the traveling invitation):
Tom Leech (USA), Hikmet Barutugil (Turkey), Tini Miura (Germany),
Einen Miura (Japan), Susanne Krause (Germany), Renato Crepaldi
(Brazil), Milena Hughes (USA), Karli Frigge (Netherlands), Brigitte
Charbome (Belgium), Katalin Perry (France), Marianne Moll
(Switzerland), Sabine Rasper (Germany), Joan Ajala (Australia),
Victoria Hall (England), Nuri Pinar (Turkey), Montse Buxo (Spain),
Alberto Valese (Italy), Nedim Snmez (Turkey), Robert Wu (Canada),
Iris Nevins (USA), Lucie LaPierre, Quebec/Canada.
The Album Amicorum exhibit debuts at the Business of Art Center and will
be offered to selected venues around the world.
Guest Curator: Tom Leech, master papermaker, marbler, and director of
The Press at the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Leech, a studio artist at the BAC from 1992 - 98, also initiated a very
successful exhibit on Tibetan papermaking, which opened at the Business
of Art Center and subsequently traveled to the Smithsonian Institution,
the art galleries of Indiana University and the University of
California at Berkeley, and the American Museum of Papermaking in
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