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SCAP Resident Artist AB Gorham at the Harrison Gallery

Published April 9, 2014

Whipstock3Small Craft Resident Artist, AB Gorham, is showing this month at the Harrison Gallery in Tuscaloosa, Alabama as part of her MFA in the Book Arts creative thesis presentation. Her book, Whipstock, is a 36-page interactive piece featuring the artist’s own writing. Gorham produced this book at the press during her 2013-14 residency. She says about the work:

“An attempt to understand the lore spun throughout lifetimes spent in the oil patches, courthouses and other haunts of the oil and gas industry, Whipstock, manages the iconoclast of the landman, the grid of Township and Range used to identify tracts of land, as well as the more organic and inorganic forms that comprise the actual physical landscape. Paging through the book, the act of unfolding the folios creates a series of shifting views, a slow exposure of this complicated concept. Letterpress printed on handmade cotton/abaca paper and housed in a Japanese two flap hard cover.”

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