- Codicology, UNCW, NC -

The Art and Study of the Book juried by Dan Essig

February 28 – April 5
Reception: Thursday, February 28, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Codicology means “the study of the book as physical objects” or “archaeology of the book.” This international exhibition, juried by Asheville book sculptor Dan Essig, will feature artwork which studies books through a variety of artistic media: sculpture, photography, painting, drawing and collage. When the very nature of the printed word is in question, can we expand the possibilities?
UNC Wilmington | 601 S. College Road, Wilmington NC 28403
I am pleased to have two prints in this show:

Betula #3 and Betula #1
Claire Girodie
intaglio, chine colle birch bark

In the Betula prints I pushed the resemblance between marks found on different birch barks and handwriting. After a preliminary ink study, I made engravings adding chine colle bark, thinking of medieval illuminated manuscripts.