Book Arts Student in the News

September 10, 2013

Cliffs and Caverns, mixed media on panel, 12 x 12, 2013, Kevin Lucey

Current Montserrat College of Art Book Arts student Kevin Lucey’s  work was accepted in to the ArtisTree Gallery‘s juried exhibit Unbound Vol. III  in Woodstock, VT after Asst. Prof. Sarah Smith shared the opportunity with her class ! He had one of his pop-up books and bookbinding 1 final project accepted. He also sold one of his pieces during the show! “It was a really great show. I am so happy I got to be in it,” said Lucey.

A case in point is Kevin Lucey’s “Uneven Valley Graves.” At first glance, the piece is straightforward enough: two altered hardcover books, hung in parallel with their fronts flat to the wall. A roughly bean-shaped trough has been gouged from the center of each off-white cover. Lining the crevices and spilling from them are tiny, balled-up pieces of paper, gray on one book and white on the other. Registering the title, this viewer’s mind went to the mass graves of the Cambodian (or any other) genocide, imagining hundreds of skulls emerging in ghostly revolt. That may not be at all what Lucey intended; either way, it’s a quietly thought-provoking piece. – Courtesy of  Vermont’s Independent Voice

Unbound Vol. III includes works that explore the book as concept, object and format. Click here to read the full review of the show!

See more of Lucey’s work here: