Printed Matter(s) by Susan E. King
|The Queen of Wands by Susan E. King|
September 21-October 30
Reception & Artist's Talk
Thursday, September 30, 5-7 pm
Saturday & Sunday, September 25 & 26
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (short break for lunch) $65
Developing Ideas for Artist's Books
This workshop focuses on generating form and content
for books. Participants will use writing exercises,
brainstorming techniques, and will work with the
creative process to spark ideas. Although no previous
experience is necessary, this workshop is particularly
useful for designers, artists and writers who want to
approach creative work from the inside out. Book
structures and technical issues will be discussed as
they relate to specific projects developed in the
workshop. Participants can expect to have one or two
mock-ups by the end of the two-day workshop.
Limited to 12 people. Preregistration required.
Susan E. King is an artist and writer who started
making books after she moved to Southern California in
the 1970's to be part of the experimental Feminist
Studio Workshop. She eventually was the studio
director of the Women's Graphic Center at the Woman's
Building in San Francisco.
She grew up in the South, in a family of storytellers.
Southern oral tradition and history, and writing about
place often appear in her work. Trained as a sculptor,
she brings sculptural aspects to making printed and
one of a kind artist's books.
Her work is in major collections including The Getty
Center, Bel Air; the Bibliothque Nationale, Paris;
the Museum of Modern Art Library, New York; and the
Victoria and Albert Museum Library, London. She
divides her time between Los Angeles and rural
Kentucky. Chronicle Books in San Francisco recently
published a trade edition of her artist's book,
Treading the Maze: an artist's journey through breast