The Cary is sponsoring two lectures this Spring that are evidence of differing viewpoints and creative processes in contemporary book arts. These events are featured in conjunction with "The Dynamic Library" exhibition now on view through May 2017. Lectures are free and open to the public, with refreshments to follow. Be sure to attend both stimulating talks!
Richard Minsky: Material Meets Metaphor
Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6 p.m.
This is an illustrated talk about the relationship between image, material and metaphor. A methodology is presented that is useful in creating, critiquing, and collecting works of fine art, decorative art, and illustration. In 2010 Yale University, repository of the Richard Minsky Archive, presented a 50-year retrospective. This developed into The Book Art of Richard Minsky, published by George Braziller in 2011. Minsky will show how his own works of book art employ this analytical process, which includes the manipulation of emotion, intellect, and consciousness through visual and haptic stimuli.
Dafi Kühne: True Print
Talk and interview, Wednesday, May 3, 5:30 p.m.
Fusing modern means with the century-old tradition of letterpress, Dafi Kühne forms a new vocabulary for how to communicate through type and form in a truly contemporary way. Not retro, his work is a clever response to the search for new possibilities of graphic expression: true print.