Eastern CBBAG exhibition

Tara Bryan


Bonne Bay
Concertina line image of Bonne Bay from the Lookout above Woody Point (in Gros Morne National Park) with a short poem by the artist. Letterpress printed on handmade paper, in slipcase. 2002. 3"x2 1/8"x1/2" closed, 3"x 45" extended. Edition 50. 

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In the Hands of the Wind
Sixteen linocuts of Newfoundland landscapes by Ann Bowman and Tara Bryan. Letterpress printed on Arches text paper with Flax paper cover, banana paper endsheets and bone clasp closure. 1995. 4.25" x 6.25". Edition 85.


Henry and Rose Go To Camp
Henry and Rose Go To Camp is the creation of Tara Bryan and Duncan Major. Starting with a group of small cuts found languishing at walking bird press, the artists created a story around them. Illustrated with the found cuts and original drawings, the book recounts the quirky adventure of a brother and sister at Camp Bete-n-eau. The book is letterpress and Gocco printed on Environment text paper and hand-bound in a miniature concertina format. The covers and slipcase are handmade paper from Papeterie St. Armand. Henry and Rose Go To Camp is a limited edition of 75 copies, each one signed by both artists. 2 7/8" x 2 7/8" x 3/8"

Artist's Statement
I love the tactile experience of handling a book- the intimacy is quite different from the experience of looking at a painting. The mental process of making books is also quite different from the act of painting, challenging a different part of my brain and giving me a chance to use beautiful paper in work the viewer can touch. Every project is a new challenge, and I seem to have a knack for getting myself into uncharted territory. I try to include surprises so the viewer is rewarded for exploring my work, and I love to see the books enjoyed.

Collaboration is also very important to me, although the books included in this exhibition are my own work. None of it would have been done without the great teaching and inspiration of people like Ed Hutchins, Carol Barton, Hedi Kyle, and a string of others whose work has inspired me to make books.



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