Donna Seager Gallery
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Julie Chen
Personal Topology, Julie Chen at Donna Seager Gallery
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Personal Topology, Julie Chen at Donna Seager Gallery

 

 

 

Julie Chen is a groundbreaking innovator in the growing field of the artist's book. Her works defy traditional definitions of bookmaking, combining original works of poetry and three-dimensional paper techniques to stunning effect. Drawn to the book art form after completing a degree in printmaking, Chen entered the book arts program at Mills College in 1984 with no formal training and not a single book project in her portfolio. Initially intrigued by the language, the equipment and the materials, she worked diligently to learn the tricks of the craft. Today, Chen's books are considered exceptional for their craft and quality. Chen regularly gives lectures on bookmaking and teaches workshops in cities across the nation. Every year, Julie Chen releases a grand opus that she has spent a year creating. We are pleased this year to have a unique work.

Personal Topology

Number of Copies in Edition: One-of-a-Kind
Size: 5.25" x 8" .5" closed, 8" x 36" when opened
Number of Pages: 12
Medium: Pochoir and digital type on paper. Book structure is based on a Hedi Kyle design.

Text:
There was evidence in the pattern of our days
that everything we thought we knew would turn out to be untrue.
The great circle.
The straight line.
What was the cost of not taking
the shortest path?
We did not want to believe
that the rules of geometry applied to us
and that parallel lines, no matter how close,
would never meet.

Price: $1000

 

 

 

 
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