MIMB II: International Traveling Exhibition of Object-Books

MIMB II: International Traveling Exhibition of Object-Books

A total of 87 miniature artists’ books are currently on display in two venues, 47 miniature books are shown at the Gordon Gallery’s atrium and the remaining 40 are featured inside Hofheimer Art Library’s two display cases. These miniature artists’ books are part of the second version of Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books, MIMB II Traveling Exhibition, 2011-2013. This Exhibition is coordinated by Hui-Chu Ying, professor of Art at Myers School of Art, The University of Akron, and its main exhibition space, the Emily Davis Gallery. Diversity is what this exhibition is all about. Materials ranged from handmade and rice paper, plastic to tea bags, wood blocks, and mailing envelops, and the techniques from letterpress, silkscreen, digital prints to collage, die-cut, and painting. The artists also represent 7 different countries and cultures: United States, Canada, China, Japan, India, Pakistan, and Spain.

One of the artists included in this exhibit is ODU Art Department’s faculty member, Heather Bryant. Heather Bryant’s miniature accordion book titled, Monsters (lithograph) can be seen at the Gordon Gallery. These miniature books will be on display at the Gordon Gallery and Hofheimer Art Library until February 17, 2013.

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