Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery
23 Essex Street
Beverly, MA 01915
Veteran letterpress artists and alternative publishers H.R. Buechler and Aaron Cohick will exhibit their work and host a roundtable discussion at Montserrat College of Art to honor the 15-year anniversary of the letterpress studio at the college. In conjunction with their exhibition, Montserrat Assistant Professor, book artist, and book conservator Bill Hanscom will participate in a roundtable discussion with Buechler and Cohick that explores alternative publishing methodologies and philosophies, among other topics relevant to the letterpress, book arts, and publishing communities.
H.R. Buechler is an interdisciplinary artist, researcher, and founder of OXBLOOD Publishing. Her practice synthesizes research, writing, and physical actions mediated through print, video, and performance that examine our relationship to/with mechanization, technology, and culture. Her current work shows an acute interest in historic and contemporary communication technology/media as a means to explore/exploit the intangible, tenuous nature of language.
Buechler is a doctoral student in Information Studies at the University of California – Los Angeles. She holds an M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago, and a B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is the 2016-2018 Victor Hammer Fellow at the Wells College Book Arts Center (Aurora, NY) and former Print Production Fellow to the Journal of Artists’ Books (JAB). Her work can be found in numerous collections in the US and internationally, including the Yale University Library, Centre Pompidou of Paris, France, and the University of Regina Library in Regina, SK, Canada.
Aaron Cohick runs The NewLights Press, an independent printer and publisher working at the intersection of experimental writing and artists’ books. Founded in 2000 in Baltimore, The NewLights Press is publishing-as-artistic practice, and is the imprint under which Cohick publishes his own work and that of other artists and writers. All of the books are printed & bound “by hand,” using a variety of techniques, ranging from the obsolete (letterpress) to the utilitarian (laser/Risograph) to the meditative (delamination). Cohick received his BFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art and his MFA in Printmaking from Arizona State University.. He is also the Printer of The Press at Colorado College, a letterpress studio and classroom that seeks to create an interdisciplinary space in the liberal arts curriculum. Cohicks work, under both imprints, is held in public and private collections all over the world, including the Library of Congress, the British Library, the National Library of Australia, Yale University, the Letterform Archive, the Newberry Library, and the Tate Britain Library.
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 11, 5-8pm
Artist Round Table: Wednesday, October 10, 6-7:30pm
Paul M. Scott Library, moderated by Montserrat Assistant Professor Bill Hanscom.