The Velocity of a Page is a cross section of contemporary practices in book arts and publishing. The book as an object, as a practice, and as a place wields a specific gravity. The books and publications on display are experiments in art-making. They are tools to build and support communities. They are spaces held for individuals and documents of experience. This multifaceted world reveals a nuanced and complicated view of what it means to publish and what it means to distribute ideas and art via objects that are held, open, and explored by hand.
This exhibition, curated by Christopher Kardambikis, pulls together books, zines, publications, and book-ish objects by contemporary artists and publishers from across the United States.
Christopher Kardambikis explores space, process, and narrative through books, prints, and drawings. A bibliophile and zinester, Christopher founded Paper Cuts, a podcast and publishing platform that documents the contemporary world of zines and artist publications, as an excuse to talk to people about the books they make. He received his BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and MFA from the University of California, San Diego. In the fall of 2016, Christopher joined the faculty at George Mason University as an Assistant Professor and the Director of Navigation Press.
Top image: details of selected books by Homie House Press