Friday June 13, 2014 6:30-8:30 PM
The Center for Book Arts
28 W 27th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10001
A talk and reception with the 2013 Workspace Artists-in-Residence: Cecile Chong, Dahlia Elsayed, Swati Khurana, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, and Jenifer Wightman
From the Center for Book Arts blog:
While is in residence, she made letterpress posters that were used by in a collaborative “Freedom, Safety, Now” protest against violence against women, outside of the Indian consulate. As part of her ongoing “Texting Scrolls” project, she collects strangers’ private text messages, which are transcribed onto paper and tied into scrolls. Messages from this project are posted throughout the space in the form of vinyl wall text. Also on view are book covers made by drawing on fabric and creating embroidered images of private, domestic spaces in collaboration with her grandmother, as well as an accordian book made of handmade Japanese paper with electrostatic prints of drawings on vellum.