Sunday, October 2, 2011

a show of Visual Journals

The show of 25 artists' journals at the Abecedarian Gallery, here in Denver, closed yesterday; I did get some photos.
There was a wonderful variety of journals, from delicate watercolors, to travel journals, to even just a pile of beautifully collaged pages which were boxed rather than bound. The nice thing was a viewing table, and the permission to handle the books. Alicia Bailey, the gallery owner, said that many people stayed a long long time, pouring over the books and reading some cover to cover, enjoying the chance to get into an artist's mind in a very intimate way.
Lots of inspiration for unique ways to journal.
Catalog available HERE as a PDF.