Evergreen Gallery Features Renowned Book Artist

Published: March 3, 2014

(Olympia, Wash.) The Evergreen State College Gallery kicks off the new year with Selected Druckworks, a multi-media survey of the work of Johanna Drucker, renowned artist, writer, typographic poet, scholar, and critic. Drucker’s work has been displayed at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Columbia University, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

This exhibit focuses on book art, a field which Drucker pioneers, showcasing typographic, literary, and visual art through a series of intricate, hand-made books. Drucker’s sketches and watercolors beautifully articulate the female form, and line the walls of the space. Screens will also display the artist’s early slide show work, along with Drucker’s talk from the Fall Gallery Artist Lecture Series. The work spans Drucker’s long career, ranging from the early 1970’s to today.

“The wide variety of mediums provide so many layers for people to explore,” said Anne Friedman, Gallery Director and Curator. “There are also many interesting themes, such as femininity, gender identity and the body, politics, at play in this excellent, varied work.”

The exhibit opens Monday, January 13, 2014, at The Evergreen State College, on the ground floor of the library building, 2700 Evergreen Parkway, in Olympia. The exhibition continues through February 28 and is open to the public. For more details, go to http://www.evergreen.edu/gallery/, or call the gallery at 360-867-5125.