Cuts, Snarls, Snags, and the Black Hole highlights books in the collection that were created using hair, a material with a complex history relating to many aspects of identity, family, gender, and social structure. The examples in this exhibition cover topics related to racism, the mundane, and the complicated relationships we have with our own hair.
The exhibit includes a variety of items that demonstrate a range of creative approaches to book arts construction and concept around a secondary theme, body. Examples make use of a variety of materials, and topics include illness, beauty, and surveillance.
The artists' books are held in a secure location, but a librarian will happily help you access the collection.
Design Library Artists' Books:
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment. It is helpful if you have an idea of what you are looking for when you email so that Sara can have things ready for you when you arrive. All books are held in the Design Library in 200 Lawrence Hall.
Special Collections Artists' Books:
To explore artists' books in Special Collections, contact SCUA: http://library.uoregon.edu/special-collections/email.