The Cantor Arts Center Presents Book Arts from the Stanford Library Collection

artwork: Ninja Press (Carolee Campbell) - "El Sol y Los de Abajo", 1992

Stanford, CA.-  The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University presents “The Art of the Book in California: Five Contemporary Presses” from June 1st through August 28th. The exhibition features the “new book,” as defined by contemporary art practices, successful experiments with media, and innovative structures in book production. The exhibition presents works by Foolscap Press (Peggy Gotthold and Lawrence G. Van Velzer) of Santa Cruz; Moving Parts Press (Felicia Rice) of Santa Cruz; Ninja Press (Carolee Campbell) of Sherman Oaks; Peter Koch Printers (Peter Rutledge Koch) of Berkeley; and Turkey Press (Harry and Sandra Reese) of Isla Vista.  Each press is unique, and each produces books and related art with a rich variety of content and media, often in collaboration with other artists and writers and often incorporating their own writing and art practices.