March 25 – April 16, 2013
Friday, March 29 from 4:30 – 6pm
Reception and Gallery Talk by Aaron Cohick, Printer of the Colorado College Press
Free and open to the public
Structured as a reading room, this hands-on exhibition features books, broadsides, posters & other ephemera from two Colorado Springs publishers of handmade books: the NewLights Press and The Press at Colorado College. The work of both presses is focused on a critical engagement with the material word. What, how, why can a printed book or poster be in the screen age? How can an engagement with the physical processes of making texts and books revitalize our perceptions of our culture and our roles in it?
The NewLights Press is an independent publisher of experimental writing and artists’ books, concentrating on where the two can and do overlap. The Press at Colorado College, founded in 1978, is a letterpress studio dedicated to printing and publishing artists’ books, broadsides, posters and other ephemera. Aaron Cohick is behind them both—he founded the NewLights Press in Baltimore in 2000, and in 2010 he became the Printer of The Press at Colorado College.
Coburn Gallery is located in the Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Avenue, on the Colorado College campus. Gallery Hours are Monday-Saturday, 1:00 – 7:00 PM.