Drawn from a major collection given to the Gallery by Allan Chasanoff, B.A. 1961, Odd Volumes showcases a selection of experimental and innovative works of book art from the 1960s to the present. This student-curated exhibition considers the transformation of books into sculptural objects from multiple perspectives: the history of book art, the relationship between form and content, and the interaction between the viewer and the work. Featuring approximately 100 works by more than 80 artists, including acclaimed figures such as Olafur Eliasson, Yoko Ono, and Dieter Roth, this exhibition offers a rare opportunity to discover the world of book art. From November 7, 2014, through January 31, 2015, Artspace, a nonprofit arts organization in New Haven’s 9th Square, presents a companion exhibition, Connecticut (un) Bound, featuring additional works from Chasanoff’s collection as well as responses by local artists.
Exhibition and publication organized by Andrew Hawkes, M.F.A. candidate; Ashley James, Ph.D. candidate; Jessica Kempner, B.A. 2014; Sinclaire Marber, MC ’15; Elizabeth Mattison, B.A. 2014, M.A. 2014; and Colleen McDermott, SY ’15, under the mentorship of Gallery staff. Made possible by the Jane and Gerald Katcher Fund for Education; the John F. Wieland, Jr., B.A. 1988, Fund for Student Exhibitions; and the Nolen-Bradley Family Fund for Education.