“Newborn Gavin” at Akron Art Museum

March 22nd, 2017

13 newborn gavinThe Akron Art Museum has mounted an exhibition called Family which can be seen through August 20. A Polaroid 20 x 24 image from my project Life’s Lessons is on view. The 68 page book is available here on my website.http://www.beanettles.com/store/?page_id=348

For more information about the show:https://akronartmuseum.org/exhibitions/family/10949

New Alternative Processes book features Padded Parades

March 21st, 2017

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Another alternative processes text and history book has just been released, this one from Oxford University Press. A cloth page from a 1971 notebook of mine is featured. It is Padded Parades, a gum print on fabric that also incorporated magazine transfers, hand coloring and sewing machine stitching.

Imaginary Prairie on view at Krannert Art Museum

March 1st, 2017

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From now through early July you can see Imaginary Prairie at the Krannert Art Museum. This is a triptych of etchings that I printed on muslin, quilted and stretched around a wood frame. It was made while I was a graduate student at the University of Illinois working towards my MFA in painting. This was my response to the black soil of the midwest, something that impressed me as a Floridian from a sandy soil.
It’s a very interesting show with objects drawn from all over, primarily from the archives.

Land Grant draws from libraries, archives, and collections across campus to propose an expanded field for considering the university—its founding and history, land use practices, and questions of indigeneity—all while assessing the current status of public higher education in the United States. Recognizing the ability of images to both legitimize and contest power, and experimenting with curatorial methods of evidence and inquiry, this exhibition takes stock of where we, as university students, stand today in relation to such questions.


Tarot deck on display at Michener Art Museum

February 28th, 2017

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From Feb 18-June 25, my first edition Mountain Dream Tarot deck will be shown in Light & Matter: The Photographic Object at the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pa. This group show includes works by Robert Rauschenberg, Charles Sheeler, Berenice Abbot, Catherine Jansen among others that they have in their collection.

Seasonal Turns in show at the Ringling Library

February 27th, 2017

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It’s always a nice surprise to stumble upon my work being shown in teaching exhibitions. Here is Seasonal Turns being displayed in the Ringling Museum’s lovely library. This is an inexpensive boxed set of four offset accordion books addressing the four seasons using photographic sequences. You can still order it from my webstore. It is an earlier item so you will have to scroll down through the store items. It is second from last.

70s work moved to University of Washington collection

February 23rd, 2017

Many years ago the Whatcom Museum purchased three unique Kwik Print works of mine from Flamingo in the Dark. These have recently been transferred to the Henry Art Gallery collection at the University of Washington in Seattle.
BirdsnestBirdsnest, 1976
Dinnerplate landscapeDinnerplate Landscape, 1977
Bee in a Corner Bee in a Corner, 1978.

Place videos now online

December 15th, 2016

I’ve just posted 5 videos to Youtube: my version of American History using surnames photographed in cemeteries. The complete reading & images of the stones from the book PLACE can be experienced here: https://youtu.be/x8GjU9rvbP4
If you want to sample each region individually, follow these links.

EAST https://youtu.be/OlRK34Ra__0
WEST https://youtu.be/dAHkfZtObkU
NORTH https://youtu.be/ecUOvCm-q0k
SOUTH https://youtu.be/iw_kx3e3mXg

Inspired to own a copy? Follow this link to my store:

Dante enters Duke

December 12th, 2016

caseDante Enters Hell has now been added to the Special Collections Library at Duke University. Two of the nine copies are still available. Contact me at this site for more information if you are interested. Thanks!

Dante goes to Yale and Northwestern

November 19th, 2016

Copies of the deluxe limited edition Dante Enters Hell have now been acquired by the Beinecke Library at Yale University and the Art Collection of the Northwestern University Library.

Dante enters 3 collections

October 31st, 2016

I am pleased to announce that DANTE ENTERS HELL has been acquired by three libraries in the last few days: The Lilly Library (Bloomington, Indiana); Illinois Wesleyan University (Bloomington, Illinois), and Central Florida (Orlando, Florida).
Here are links to videos on YOUTUBE to give you a better idea of how the books look: https://youtu.be/tztJZUe7MNE and https://youtu.be/DkrhjQ3I6Rc

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