Vive le Livre: an exhibition of the book art of Caryl Seidenberg and the Vixen Press was held in Special Collections and University Archives at the Richard J. Daley Library in spring 2016. If you didn’t get a chance to see the exhibition in person, now you can watch the Library’s new video interview with Seidenberg and learn about the process of creating a work of art in book form. Explore the artist’s tools, typefaces, printing plates, objects, ephemera and books, as well as hear her thoughts about her work.
The UIC University Library holds eighteen works of art (many of which are three dimensional) by Caryl Seidenberg. For more information, call Special Collections and University Archives at (312) 996-2742.
“My work is dictated by three very strong voices asking to be heard. The first is visual, as expressed in drawing, painting, and printmaking; the second is verbal, and the third is manual. The last can best be described as a love of tools and materials, machinery, carpentry, “surgery,” a compelling need to put things together and take them apart.”
– Caryl Seidenberg, book artist
We are grateful to the Robert R. McCormick Charitable Trust for its contribution to making the Caryl Seidenberg exhibit possible. Gifts to the UIC University Library help share the art and artifacts that enrich education within and beyond the classroom.