For Immediate Release
The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa
Contact: Kevin Ledgewood
DINAH WASHINGTON CULTURAL ARTS CENTER WILL FEATURE WORKS BY CHRISTOPHER DAVENPORT
(Tuscaloosa, Ala.) An exhibit by Christopher Davenport titled “Art and Ecology: Artist Books in Context” will be featured at The Arts Council Gallery at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center. The display of artist books will be open to the public Oct. 7-28, 2016 and is presented by The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa. An opening reception will be held on Oct. 7 from 5-8 p.m. during First Friday.
“Art and Ecology: Artist Books in Context” is a selection of recent artist books created by the artist at Pocket Knife Press. These works are an exploration of the book as a document of ecology through photographs, writing, printing and hand-binding. Included in the exhibition are “Snow / Fields”; “BETWEEN”; “On Goethe’s Milk”: “Gulf Waters”; “Lear House: Walking and the Built Land Settlement”; “CIVIL WARS”; photographs and film from the The Annotated Bibliography of Clearcutting and Earth Witness projects; and “Hands???”. For further information about these artist books visit www.pocketknifepress.com.
Studio Artist Christopher Davenport is a Ph.D. Candidate in Interdisciplinary Studies in Art and Ecology at The University of Alabama. He is also an instructor at UA and UAB. Other teaching experiences include Penland School of Craft (N.C.); John C. Campbell Folk School (N.C.); Pocosin Arts (N.C.); Asheville Bookwooks (N.C.); collections: School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Wesleyan University (Conn.); Visual Studies Workshop (N.Y.); Yale University (Conn.); and Vanderbilt University (Tenn.).
Visit tuscarts.org/firstfriday_artnight to view a list of Tuscaloosa Galleries open during First Friday.
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