Upcoming Artist Talk by Sarah Smith


Guild member Sarah Smith creates a world where inanimate objects have emotions and family reunions, where humans have absurd interactions, and where authority and scholarship are questioned. Part Alice in Wonderland, part Edward Gorey, and all Sarah Smith, the exhibit that is currently on at Endicott College is a solo show of some of Sarah’s most interesting work.

As a special treat for guild members, Sarah has prepared an Artist Talk specifically for the New England chapter of the GBW. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear Sarah walk us through her design and printing processes, and give us a behind the scenes view of how her artwork is created. The talk will be held Thursday, September 20 at 6:30 at the Heftler Visiting Artist Gallery, Center for the Arts, Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA. In order for us to be prepared for the appropriate number of people, please rsvp to Todd Pattison at pattison@fas.harvard.edu if you plan to attend the talk.

The exhibit, entitled Olfactory Gleanings: An Exploration in Absurdity and the Letterpress Process is on through September 25th. It includes letterpress prints, handmade letterpress printed books, woodblocks, printer’s cuts, and process materials. Also shown are drawings, mock-ups and an in-progress book, which are all the result of a month-long residency earlier this summer at Asheville Bookworks. Directions and additional information about the exhibit can be found here http://artscalendar.endicott.edu/EventList.aspx?view=EventDetails&eventidn=368&information_id=2626&type=&syndicate=syndicate

Sarah has been teaching letterpress printing, bookbinding and printmaking for ten years at Montserrat College of Art, where she helped create a letterpress printing studio and BFA concentration in Book Arts. Her work can be found in collections such as MOMA Artist Book Collection in Queens; The Banff Centre in Canada; The Kohler Art Library, University of Wisconsin; Boston Public Library; The Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University; The Bancroft Library at U.C., Berkeley; Clapp Library, Wellesley College; Fine Arts Library at Indiana University, as well as at booksellers such as Vamp and Tramp Booksellers in Alabama; and Printed Matter in NYC.