TOMES , an exhibition of artist books opens Friday, July 19, 2019 and continues through December 15, 2019 at Art Center College of Design’s Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery in Pasadena.

The opening reception will take place on Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Curated by John David O’Brien, artist, writer and ArtCenter professor and Piero Varroni, artist and editor of Edizioni EOS Libri d’Artista, the exhibition is a survey driven by a desire to represent the many different types and ways of making artist books. The multitude of ways that these works have been created, modified and distributed are countless. The viewer of this exhibition is encouraged to take a walk through the plenitude of artist books and see: first, the variety of ways these specific artists have articulated their social, humane and artistic positions; and second, as much as possible, how these examples stand with respect to the better known production of artists’ works for display in galleries.