The Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) 2017

Chapters: Book Arts in Southern California
The Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM)
curated by Holly Jerger & Danielle Sommer
Los Angeles, CA
January 29—May 7, 2017


Chapters explores the significance of Southern California artists in establishing the field of book arts between the 1960s and present day. Book art is a conceptual and craft-based art form that investigates relationships between content, imagery, and structure. The exhibition traces the evolution of the art form by looking at historic and contemporary artists and institutions, such as Susan E. King, Suzanne Lacy, Ed Ruscha, the Woman’s Building, and Otis College of Art and Design, who established the field in Southern California through artists’ books, sculptural forms, small editions, and zines. A broad range of demonstrations and workshops by exhibition artists, area book arts instructors, and local students augments the exhibition.

This exhibition is made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.


A New Exhibit Traces the Influence of Zines and Books on L.A.’s Art Scene, LA Weekly, by Eva Recinos, February 7, 2017


Press Release Madre Tierra Press handmade book CAFAM website