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BOOKWORKS: Text and Images from the Creativity Explored Archives

Posted on November 13, 2014

BOOKWORKS: Text and Images from the Creativity Explored Archives is currently on view at the San Francisco Public Library (Grove Street Display Cases). Featuring a number of books and zines CE artists have produced over the years, this broad survey will be on display through January 15, 2015.

The exhibition is divided into three sections: ZinesOne-of-a-Kind Books, and Published WorksZines includes the original version of Michael Bernard Loggins’ popular Fears of Your Life zine, which was subsequently published in 2004 as a hardcover book by local literary press, Manic D Press. Also included is a collection of Loggins’ other lesser-known zines, as well as Edana Contrera’s somewhat oxymoronic “imageless comic,” The Legend of Earl Grey.

CE artist Douglas Sheran’s multi-layered, hand-drawn and painted books as well as Daniel Li’s elegantly minimal compendium of public transportation vehicles rendered in elaborate linework are included in the One-of-a-Kind Books section.

Published Works includes a collection of the larger-run, mass-produced books that showcase the immense creativity of individual studio artists. A unique featured published work is the Tell You Whatseries of chapbooks that recount Creativity Explored artists’ philosophies on art and living as told to New York Times bestselling author Beth Lisick.

For more information, visit the SFPL website.

San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street (Grove Street Display Cases)
San Francisco, CA 94102

BOOKWORKS Installation
Transportation Book by Daniel Li © 2014 Creativity Licensing, LLC.
BOOKWORKS Installation
BOOKWORKS Installation
Book by Douglas Sheran © 2011 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC.
Fears of Your Life Michael Bernard Loggins © 1995 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC.

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