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May 24–September 11, 2005 at the Getty Center


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Artists' Books Panel

A Conversation among Artists Who Have Turned to the Book
Julie Chen, Ed Hamilton, Susan Elizabeth King, and Harry Reese, four of the artists whose work is featured in the exhibition, will take part in an informal conversation about recent artistic developments in this art form. The panel is moderated by Susan M. Allen, chief librarian of the Research Library at the Getty Research Institute. Free; reservations required. The exhibition gallery will be open until 7:00 p.m. on the day of the panel.

About the Panel
This panel is presented by the Getty Research Institute in conjunction with the exhibition and as the closing public program of the four-day Artist' Books Conference Los Angeles, organized by the Southern California Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA). The panel will be followed by a reception in the Research Institute Lecture Hall.

About the Participants
Julie Chen is a leading artist and printer. She founded Flying Fish Press in 1987 and her works combine traditional letterpress with experimental structures and modern typography, functioning as both books and sculptural objects to be displayed.

Ed Hamilton, a Tamarind Master Printer who specializes in the art of the lithograph, joined with Ed Ruscha in 1990 to create Hamilton Press. He sees his art as a collaboration, from the technical processes and solving of problems to the physical work, and the inspection and comparison of one print to the next.

Susan Elizabeth King is a writer and an artist trained as a sculptor. She began making books in the 1970s while participating in the experimental Feminist Studio Workshop, the first independent school for women artists. She has served as the studio director of the Women's Graphic Center at the Women's Building in Los Angeles.

Harry Reese has taught since 1978 at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he began the Book Arts Program and served for four years as chair of the department of art studio. Painter, printer, and artist, he established Turkey Press in 1974 and Edition Reese in 1990.

Tuesday, May 24, 4:00 p.m.
Harold M. Williams Auditorium

Lights of Heaven / Pettibon

Exhibition Tours

Exhibition curator Joyce Pellerano Ludmer leads these tours of the exhibition. Free; no reservations required. Space available on a first-come, first-served basis up to the maximum gallery capacity of 25. Meet in the Research Institute Exhibition Gallery.

Tuesday, May 31, 11:00 am. and 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 22, 11:00 a.m.
Friday, June 24, 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 29, 11:00 a.m.