At 23 Sandy we are thrilled to call Mary V. Marsh one of our regulars. We have recently received Marsh’s latest artist book, Everyday Reader. Marsh brings new life to old books by using library discards to create her unique works.
In Everyday Readers, drawings of people reading—sketched during Marsh’s daily commute—are translated into block prints and printed on discarded library cards and newspapers. In different postures of concentration, they are creating a mental space for themselves, an escape, or just making time pass. The visceral materials, the nostalgia of the old cards and newspapers, suggest expiring mediums and a history of the changing methods of reading. Everyday Readers, is a series of prints and a new open edition artist book. Block prints on library checkout cards are combined and bound in pamphlet format and finished with a unique vintage book cover.
A native of Beaverton, now residing in San Francisco, Mary has shown her artist books at our Beautiful Book exhibition this past June and we love offering her work at the Gallery. To see Marsh’s online catalog click here.