Gallery & Workshop Info
the Paper Nest
Frances Cannon: Normal Mutations
Opening September 4-29th
Frances Cannon is currently an MFA candidate in nonfiction creative writing and book arts at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop at the University of Iowa. She is also working as an editorial assistant for The Iowa Review and a freelance writer for Little Village magazine. She has worked in editorial and design for The Lucky Peach journal of food writing, The Believer, and Mcsweeneys. She has studied poetry, fiction, nonfiction writing, and many mediums of visual art: relief printmaking, drawing, painting, woodworking, silkscreening, etching, and photography.
Iowa City Gallery Walk
The Rise and the Fall
Prints by Joesph Lappie
Opening Reception October 2nd, 5-8pm
Select matrices and the "off-gassed" prints from the current Processional Series. The work investigates print history, memory and cultural identifiers in a fantastical way that pushes the idea that gender, belief and loss are fluid.
Joseph Lappie is an Associate Professor at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Ia. He teaches Book Arts, Printmaking and Papermaking there. He received an MFA in Interdisciplinary Book & Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago. His work is exhibited internationally and his artist's books are collected in dozens of special collections across the country.
Show runs through October.
Nadir; or, the Wine Dark Sea II
Recent Small Drawings by
Patrick J. Reed
Pop-Up Exhibiton, Thursday 4-8pm
Nadir; or, the Wine Dark Sea II is a pop-up exhibition and fundraising event featuring recent small drawings by Patrick J. Reed. All works on display are available for purchase at a special price. All proceeds will go toward covering the cost of participation and international visa fees for the artist’s inclusion in the 2015 Dark Ecology Journey.
threshold or border
New work by Kalmia Strong
Opening Reception May 19th, 5-7pm
threshold or border is an iteration of a continuing print, object, and installation project that is aimed at the slippery potentialities of language, presence and attention, and real and imagined temporary structures and spaces. This particular installation's epigraph comes from a conversation between Oana Avasilichoaei & Erin Mouré:
"the paradox of borders...is that their primary value is not to keep out, but to let in"
Kalmia Strong is a bookmaker and community arts organizer, among other endeavors that tend toward to instigating and supporting experimental, cooperative, and community-based art practices and resources. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa Center for the Book and is affiliated with Public Space One and the Iowa City Press Co-op, the Drift Plain Collective, and Prompt Press, in addition to being the resident bookbinder at the Paper Nest
Show runs through May.