CENTRAL BOOKING is a new kind of art gallery with a welcoming atmosphere, New Yorkâ€™s own space focusing on the art of the book.
We exhibit the breadth of the various approaches to the form, since the artist’s book can be anything from a pamphlet done inexpensively on a copy machine to a letterpress codex bound book integrating words and images to a sculptural piece that is an object itself. Brooklyn has taken its position as a major art center in the world and it now has a space where artistâ€™s books from established artists to emerging ones can be seen all in one place and on a continual basis.
Gallery 1: The space for artistâ€™s books and prints
Devoted to all aspects of the medium of artistâ€™s books, where all the work is on view, accessible and for sale. You will find a combination of the informality of a store with the selectivity and installation of a gallery. We have racks of zines and open edition work; shelves with limited edition books; cases and pedestals of sculptural books that push the form, as well as books from the floor up and those hanging from the ceiling. Hand pulled prints hang on the walls, but not always in traditional forms. As many artists discovered books through printmaking, the two complement each other naturally. For those of you unable to visit us in person, we provide information on the website about our artists, the work of theirs on exhibition and an easy mechanism for purchasing their work.
Gallery II: Art & Science thematic group exhibitions of all media
These exhibitions showcase an unusually broad variety of genres in a series of explorations of where art meets science. The integration of spaces is organic as many book artists work in other genres as well: painting, sculpture, installation and video art. Indeed, book art often incorporates these other genres to create truly original multi-media works. Therefore both galleries Â maintain their distinctive quality but also have an interactive relationship.
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