Exhibition Dates: 13 October - 9 November 2017
Artist's statement: INKUBATOR IV
The concept behind Inkubator is to classify the selected works according to three distinct but inter-related ‘room’ themes – The Study, The Log Cabin and The Landscape, with the Artists’ Books presented on open display and available to be handled by the gallery visitors. This allows a refreshingly direct, hands-on experience and thereby maintains the intentions of the artists in adopting these non-hierarchal visual formats of the Artist’s Book.
The viewer sits comfortably in each space, surrounded and influenced by its particular visual ambience of accompanying Prints and Wallpaper Multiples interacting with the artworks at their fingertips. And through this actual engagement, the viewer inadvertently becomes the curator - rearranging the exhibits, whether subtly through replacing or misplacing the pieces back in the shelf compartments or through leaving particular works conspicuously placed or abandoned on the top of the shelving unit, involuntarily influencing the response and experience of the next viewer.
Exhibition Blurb: All Inked Up is an International Artist Book and Print Event spread over two venues, UCA, Canterbury and The Brewery Tap, Folkestone, comprising of an Artist Book and Print Fair, Symposium, Workshops and a final Exhibition of four internationally acclaimed artists at The Herbert Read Gallery UCA, Canterbury.
The event will build the audiences awareness of the Artist book as a primary medium and method in artistic practice to introducing the broad possibilities that the book format covers, from Illustrative narrative to sculptural forms through to digital, audio/video and performance work.
The Event will feature over 30 Internationally recognised Book Arts from Spain, South Korea, Japan, Holland, Germany, Portugal, Ireland as well as the U.K; the work of Staff and Students from European Universities, Spain, Norway, Ireland, Scotland and England as well as local Artistic community in the South East, Resort Studio, Open School East, Intra, DBA Print studios and Folkestone’s Creative Quarter.