Small Inventions: The Artist’s Books of Charles Hobson
A book artist’s talk at the Virginia Center for the Book
Jefferson City Center, Charlottesville, Va
Thursday, May 10, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
“Contemporary Artist’s Books hold special qualities that give voice to artistic expression.”
One of the qualities is the use of structure to interpret and expand on the book’s subject. Small inventions in the structure of an artist’s book can open a window to a new way of seeing the book’s meaning. For example, buttoning pages together produces a sensation as they are unbuttoned. A metronome added to an accordion enhances the appreciation of Man Ray’s Kiss. Cardboard cylinders can be stacked to build a lighthouse for a Fresnel lens.
For a preview or Mr. Hobson’ work View Three Artist’s Books, produced at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.
Three Artist’s Books by Charles Hobson