September 26 – December 18, 2016
The book format has long been used as a vehicle for artistic expression. This exhibition focuses on the presentation of theatrical texts and documentation of performance in the book arts. The objects on display showcase the space of the page in fine printing and modern typographical renditions of dramatic works. Additionally, examples of puppetry, portable stage sets, and tunnel books reveal the space of the book itself as a place for performance.
Image: Tora Bora by Art Hazelwood. Image used with permission.
In celebration of the current exhibition, Warren Lehrer (MFA ’80) will perform “A Life In Books: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley" on December 9 at 6:30 pm (YUAG Lecture Hall). Please join us at the Arts Library for a reception before the performance from 4:30-6 pm and view Lehrer's work in The Book As Stage: Performance and Theater in the Book Arts. Held in conjunction with the Odds and Ends Art Book Fair at the Yale University Art Gallery. For more details, click the title of this message.