June 23rd, San Francisco: Artists’ Book Lecture by Johanna Drucker “Social Values and Available Means”

San Francisco Center for the Book
Blanket Impressions Lecture at Mills College: Johanna Drucker, “Social Values and Available Means”
In conjunction with the Blanket Impressions Exhibition & Symposium titled “Social Values and Available Means”
Thursday, June 23, 2011, 7:00-9:00 pm
FW Olin Library at Mills College

Johanna Drucker will speak about the “longstanding engagements Brad Freeman and Clifton Meador have had with artists’ book production using offset, photographic techniques from mechanical to digital, and other available means of production. What is the relation between the media of production and the social values and content of their works? How have these changed in the course of the careers of these two artists, each of whom is keenly interested in social history, cultural events, art as critical engagement and commentary? Are social values and production values related in the book arts? If so, in what way and how can we understand this by talking about specific books created by either Meador or Freeman?”

The Exhibition
Blanket Impressions: Brad Freeman, Clifton Meador, and the Offset Printed Artist’s Book
May 6, 2011 – September 2, 2011
SF Center for the Book – Austin Burch Gallery
300 De Haro Street Suite 334 (between Rhode Island and De Haro Streets)
San Francisco, California 94103


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