Open Space is pleased to announce its Third Annual Publications and Multiples Fair on April 28th and 29th, 2012, from 12-6 pm. This annual event is a celebration and survey of artist publications, prints, objects in multiple and much more. Co-curated with Nicholas Gottlund of Gottlund Verlag in conjunction with his show, Baker’s Dozen, currently on view at Open Space, this year’s fair promises a wide variety of artist publications and multiples from Baltimore and abroad. Exhibiting artists and publishers include:
Closed Caption Comics
Half Letter Press
The Kingsboro Press
Video On Paper
Wtr Clr Records
This year’s fair also includes lectures by David Senior and Ed Panar.
David Senior is a Bibliographer for the Museum of Modern Art Library, where he manages the development of the library’s collection with a particular focus on artists’ publications and other experimental publications in the fields of modern and contemporary art and design. Senior will discuss contemporary artist books as well as some of the shows he has organized and curated, including Access to Tools: Publicationsfrom the Whole Earth Catalog, 1968-1974 and Millennium Magazines.
Ed Panar is a artist and photographer who often works with other artist publishers. Born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania during the funk era in 1976, he graduated from high school during the grunge era in 1994. He went on to receive his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2005 during the middle of the Bush administration. His recent publications include Golden Palms (J&L, 2007), Same Difference (Gottlund Verlag, 2010), and Animals That Saw Me (The Ice Plant, 2011). His most recent book series Salad Days is being published by Gottlund Verlag. Ed currently lives and works among the forested hills and hollows of Pittsburgh.