Collins Memorial Library

Book Power Redux

August 5 through October 15, 2014 - Panel Presentation & Reception September 4, 2014

Book Power Redux is an international juried exhibition of book art addressing social and political issues. Artist books can be a powerful vehicle for social change and activism. For this show we sought out works that shine a light on some of the most vital issues of our day: race, diversity, equality, justice, bullying, poverty, civil rights, war and more.

The current social and political issues listed above are but a few topics concerned artists used to raise consciousness, call for justice or provoke action. We challenged artists to use their creative powers to solve the problems of the world.

Images of all the works displayed at the University of Puget Sound can be browsed in the gallery above, or go to Artists A - Z or Works by Subject to learn more about individual works. A full catalog for Book Power Redux can be found online at the website of sponsoring gallery 23 Sandy Gallery.

Explore the links on the side bar for more information about the exhibition and artists.

A panel presentation and reception for the exhibit took place on September 4, 2014. The events were as follows:

From 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. - Panel Presentation: Artists’ Books as Catalysts for Social Change in Room 020, Collins Library - Laura Russell and MalPina Chan shared insights about the curatorial process, Amy Ryken discussed her book "Are you a Boy or A Girl?," and Deborah Greenwood and Lucia Harrison discussed their collaborative work "The Unraveling of Political Discourse." In addition, examples of books from the Collins Library collection were put on display.

From 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. - Opening Reception for the Book Power Redux exhibit at Collins Library in the LINK.