The Exact Measure of Injustice: Slavery and Racism presented in Artists' Books by Tia Blassingame
Tia Blassingame is a book artist and printmaker exploring the intersection of architecture, race, and perception. Combining handmade paper, printmaking techniques, book binding with letterpress printing, Blassingame employs period typefaces to create a look and ambience to transport the viewer to the appropriate era. The disturbing images and histories that she renders using wooden or metal letters, a lithographic stone or an etching plate become atmospheric and allow for a nuanced discussion on issues of race to be introduced that might otherwise repel the viewer.
Artist talk and exhibition opening: March 26, 2014, Milner Library Floor 6, 4 pm.
Sponsored by Milner Library and the School of Art with support from the Friends of Milner Library, the Alice and Fannie Fell Trust, Dean of Students Office: Multi-Ethnic Cultural and Co-Curricular Programming Advisory Committee (MECCPAC), and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program.