Partners Gallery presents an exhibit of three guest artists taking place at our gallery in the historic Beacon Building in Mendocino in January and February 2022. The books, broadsides, and job work on display of these letterpress artists reside in the realm of book arts—a genre that encompasses all things BOOK. Each artist explores a different approach to letterpress, a medium born in the 1450s and in danger of extinction when these artists entered the field almost 50 years ago.
Felicia Rice’s collaborative artists’ books (movingpartspress.com), Theresa Whitehill’s letterpress poetry broadsides (theresawhitehill.com), and Zida Borcich’s commercial job work (studiozmendocino.wordpress.com) embody a love of craft, a dedication to art, and a passion for communicating. As renegades, their work reflects perspectives on the radical technical, cultural, and political shifts of the 20th and 21st centuries.
This exhibit kicks off BAM! Book Arts Mendocino!—a concurrent festival of book arts on the Mendocino coast throughout January and February 2022. See more details at tinyurl.com/BAM-2022.
Click on any image below for a larger view. Be sure and check out our Blog for more about the artists. Partners Gallery is open Thursdays-Mondays, 11am-4:30pm.