Book As Art v.8: Infinity Virtual Opening
August 28, 2020, 7 p.m. EDT
Join us for the virtual, opening reception of The Book As Art 8.0: Infinity, featuring 37 works from artists around the globe! Held in the hand, a book can be a source of stability in unsettled times. Tactile and olfactory, the black and white pages conjure emotions and images that endure longer than flickering light on small screens. From tablet to folio, papyrus to scroll, song to psalm—all are created as a concept that becomes thought, becomes, word, becomes book, becomes sculpture. These objects, in an increasingly digital world, stubbornly survive. The objects in this exhibition will interpret the concept of the book and invite the viewer to look beyond the printed page to where ideas, words, and symbols are transformed and are transfigurative. They are expressive, expansive and iconic. They have become form, and are infinite. The Book As Art v. 8.0: Infinity will be installed at the Decatur Branch of the DeKalb County Public Library, and virtual tours, artist talks, and more will be provided throughout its run. The opening will include the first virtual tour of the exhibition! This event is free and open to the public, but you should register on Eventbrite here to receive the meeting information.