The Goings On
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The Bull City Arts Collaborative (where H&B has resided since 2006) currently has studio space available. If interested please contact me for more info.
U P F R O N T. .G A L L E R Y . E X H I B I T
RECEPTION — Friday, March 20; 6-9pm
(We are excited that Gail is coming down from Rochester where she is working on her MFA)
Photographer Gail Goers uses her 4×5 view camera to amplify a sense of place. Muse examines the solitary spaces of modern cities (within Germany and China). This work is presented in two forms, a series of framed 30 x 40 photographs, and the large format 72 page art photography book recently published by Daniel 13 (and designed by Horse & Buggy Press).
The title, Muse, functions on multiple levels. That term so frequently refers to the object of the male gaze, to an elusive angel that must be summoned, or to a nude model. Goers offers a spin on this idea. Instead of female nudes, she presents stark landscapes – largely man-made, almost always prepared for, but devoid of, people. The photographer invites a shift of the word “muse” from a noun to a verb. She challenges viewers to muse upon the photographs, to meditate on these quiet spaces outside the pop, whiz, glamour, and speed of the modern city. In image after image, page after page, China morphs into Germany and Germany dissolves into China as the photographer jumps space while she pauses time.
Daniel 13 (based in Carrboro) functions as an eclectic, modern-day hybrid between a book publisher, record label, and film production company. At the heart of all projects is unfailing support for the artist’s vision and a commitment to seeing it properly executed. This is the third art book that Horse & Buggy Press has designed for Daniel 13.
Exhibit is up through April 12. We will have limited hours during the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival April 9-12. Please check back for those exact hours.
Pamlico Writers' Conference
Washington, NC | Saturday, March 21, 2015
Three person panel discussion at 9:30am
I will discuss cover and interior page design and explain how the process of designing a book unfolds and can be an enjoyable collaborative process for all and is a crucial step in presenting an author's words and stories to the reading public. The difference and overlap between design, typesetting, and book production will be explored.
Solo breakaway session at 10:45 am
Books will be on display and for handling. The talk will center on design philosophies as well as sharing content from recent H&B title and stories from the collaborations. Side spurs and tangents will be explored and audience participation is encouraged.
H&B books, and other letterpress goods, will be available for sale at the book fair component of the festival.
Durham City Artwalk
Saturday & Sunday, May 2 & 3 (Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5)
We will be one of many stops on the bi-annual city artwalk. I'll have the press fired up for people interested to see a letterpress in action, and there will be special sales on cards, books, and other projects.
Book Projects for Other Publishers.
I've designed two art photography books for Daniel 13. Photourist features the work of NYC based Andy Gershon. Muse features the large-format color photography of Gail Goers. Publication dates are October (Photourist) and Nov/Dec (Muse).
I'm continuing to design the 27 Views series for Eno Publishers. The most recent edition was 27 Views of Greensboro which will arrive at bookstores very soon. Wilmington is next in line.
Along those lines, I've desiged a book about the Carolina Friends School that will be also feature the 27 Views moniker which Elizabeth Woodman from Eno Publishers has graciously shared with the school (which is the publisher for this book). 27 Views of the Carolina Friends School is available for purchase at the school, area independent bookstores, and here at the H&B studio. This book was published on the 50th anniversary of the school.
Open Studios on Third Fridays.
Horse & Buggy Press continues to have open studios on the Third Friday of every month as part of Third Friday Durham. This is a great time to come by and see new work. Hours are 6-9pm and we often have receptions for the guest artist exhibits in the Upfront Gallery. Sometimes we have special guests like the Poetry Fox or . . .
R E C E N T . F I N E . P R E S S . B O O K S
Roses: from the Late French Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke
Translations and Essay by David Need
Pen and Ink Drawings by Clare Johnson
2014 .|. 224 pages .|. $30
Testify: A Visual Love Letter to Appalachia
Photographs by Roger May
Foreword by Silas House
2014 .|. amazingly, this edition of 300 has nearly sold out. We are hopeful a larger trade publisher will step in to release a second edition.
Maji Moto: Dispatches from a Drought
Photographs and Lyrical Essays Courtney Fitzpatrick
Maji Moto has been lauded far and wide including by the Paris Review, and Natural History Magazine.
Extensive info and images on the Maji Moto book and broadsides project can be found at this blogpost of Side Spur Ramblings (the official H&B blog). The books and broadsides are still on display and available for sale alongside other H&B work in the foyer gallery.
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
I have designed the Full Frame program guide and broadsheet posters the last six years. I have old program guides here at the studio for anyone who might be interested. They are a great resource for working on your netflix queue. (these are free, but *please* consider making a tax deductible donation to Full Frame, or even better become a member and support this great Durham-based festival)
Website Update / Don't You Guys Have Any New Work to Share?
The H&B website overhaul and update continues holding strong on the back burner. Miles Everett, me and Annie's first child, was born Sept. 23, 2011 and is a healthy growing boy. While he has pledged to be our IT support by 2018, he is taking up quite a bit of time, and we are enjoying the heck out of our time with him. . . so projects like website updates, and putting more recent work up in the digital showroom, tend to develop more slowly in favor of weekend excursions, field trips to museums, and digging around in the garden.
Please know I am working full-time at the studio on a variety of projects!
To see examples of recent work, please visit the studio during our foyer gallery hours on Fridays, or during our monthly Third Friday open house. I'm also happy to send samples out in the mail or schedule meetings to sit down with folks.