A panel discussion and pop-up book shop
Thursday, October 10, 6-9pm
AUX at Vox Populi
Panel Discussion 6-7pm
Pop-Up Book Shop 7-9pm
Paper Weight is a special event hosted by Vox Populi on Thursday, October 10 that centers on artists books. Beginning with a panel discussion moderated by Christopher Gianunzio of the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center and comprised of regional artists, publishers and designers, issues around the book as a contemporary conveyor of art and information will be discussed. The book and other forms of printed matter will be considered from different perspectives, as well as in relation to the medium’s sustainability and interaction with digital platforms. The panel discussion will take place in AUX, adjacent to Vox Populi.
Immediately following the panel discussion, the pop-up bookshop will begin in Vox Populi’s main gallery. This one night bookshop features books, printed matter, and other ephemera from some of the panelists as well as other artists, small publishers and booksellers including Vox Populi, Mark Stockton, Catherine Pancake, Stephanie Bursese, Jordan Baumgarten, and Horses Think Press. The bookshop will provide an opportunity for artists and book lovers to meet and discuss, sell and purchase work.
Christopher Gianunzio (moderator) is an artist and curator based in Philadelphia. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently the International Fotobook Festival in Kassel Germany, Chelsea Art Museum, Skulpturenpark in Berlin, Germany, and also at NYCAMS gallery in New York City, the University of Georgia, and Rochester Contemporary Art Center. He received his MFA in photography from Syracuse University and is currently the Assistant Director at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center.(Christopher’s work)
Sam Belkowitz is a Philadelphia-based artist and founder of Good Game Magazine. This newly launched arts magazine contains literature, interviews, essays, reviews, humor, photography, and art. The inspiration for Good Game stems from the need for Philadelphia to have a platform for dialogue between the local arts community and the national and international art world. For this reason, Good Game will feature not only Philadelphia-based artists, events, and exhibitions, but national and international ones as well. (Good Game online)
Josh Brilliant is an artist and the Education Coordinator at Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. He received his BA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University, his MA in Museum Studies from Syracuse University, and his MFA in Studio Art from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. His experience as an educator has ranged from courses in art history, photography and art criticism. Currently, Brilliant teaches at the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design and The College of New Jersey. (Josh’s work)
Christina Labey is the founder of Conveyor Arts. Based in Hoboken, NJ, Conveyor is a semi-annual publication dedicated to eliminating the hierarchy between emerging and established artists. The magazine includes a series of new photography projects, interviews, articles, and essays by writers and artists who strive to bring new ideas on photography to light. Conveyor specializes in small print runs of artists’ books, zines and other printed matter related to photography, collaborating closely with clients on all aspects of the book-making process, from concept and design, to the physical object. (Conveyor Arts)
Ashley John Pigford is an independent designer, educator, and board member of Vox Populi. Ashley is currently a professor of Graphic and Interaction Design at the University of Delaware. Notable projects include Blink 182′s Dude Ranch record packaging, main titles for Fox’s Firefly T.V. show, graphics for Intel’s T.V. commercials featuring the Blue Man Group, and graphics for a music video for the Def Jam artist DMX, (which was nominated for two MTV Music Awards). His most recent book project, Touch: The Vista Sans Wood Type Project was a collaboration with Tricia Treacy and a series of visual artists exploring their love for type, letterpress and design. Twenty letterpress artists, designers, and printmakers around the world were each sent a five piece set of CNC-cut wood type letters plus paper. Each was asked to make an editioned print with the same set of letters: T-O-U-C-H. (Ashley’s work)