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Uncommon Threads: New Works by Mar Goman

Angst by Mar Goman

Angst by Mar Goman

Arecently arrived batch of new books from the ever-awesome Mar Goman has me all jazzed up. Many of you will remember Mar from her two solo shows at 23 Sandy Gallery. Artist books are just a small segment of her prolific artistic output. Each batch of books that comes my way find homes very quickly. Mar’s work is always lush with fabric, sewing, embroidery, buttons, found rusty bits and almost always include her own self-portrait. Check out two of her new and available books here.

New work from Mar got me thinking about the upcoming call for entries for All Stitched Up, a juried exhibition at University of Puget Sound “asking for submissions of artists’ books from around the globe where stitching is a featured element.” You can find the call for endtries for All Stitched Up here.

That got me thinking about Uncommon Threads, one of my very favorite exhibitions in the gallery way back in 2011. Sadly, the online exhibition catalog is no more for that show, but I do have several related books currently in inventory. Click here to find inspiration in this new Uncommon Threads Curated Collection of artist books using techniques such as stitching, sewing, embroidery, buttons, beads, textiles and more from current inventory.

Enjoy,

Laura

Artist Book Tease: 5 New Books by Mar Goman!

I get the best mail. Five new books and a fun selfie card from the ever-awesome Mar Goman. Her new books will be up on the web site later this week—IF her very favorite collector doesn’t snap them all up quick. More soon!

New Works in Inventory from Marian Crane

The Truth Remains 2.0 by Marian Crane

The Truth Remains 2.0 by Marian Crane

Marian Crane recently sent three new works. Her stitched, embroidered and beaded artist books has always been popular with fans of “Uncommon Threads.”

Marian tells us about The Truth Remains 2.0:

On a striped white linen background, over sixty layered sewn collages of found and commercial fabric, digitally printed images, text, glass beads, hand-inked text, embroidered text, and carved bone and pewter charms weave a text about the National Rifle Association’s disturbing links with white supremacist groups, foreign governments, and Christian theocratic factions within and without the United States of America.

“Ignore the Truth. Forget the Name. Rewrite the History. Erase the Word. Silence the Voice. Destroy the Haven. Pass the Blame. The Truth Remains.”

The central text is embroidered in red thread atop heavily altered fabric-printed maps of school shooting locations, NRA headquarters, Washington DC, and Mar-a-Lago…   Continue reading about The Truth Remains 2.0 here.

See all three of Marian’s new books in inventory here.

Enjoy,

Laura

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