Archive:Elemental | Book Works by Cathryn MillerNovember 7 – December 14, 2014

Elemental | Book Works by Cathryn Miller

November 7 – December 14, 2014

TYPOLOGY is pleased to present Elemental, a solo exhibition featuring unique and editioned book works by Saskatchewan artist Cathryn Miller. Ranging from tiny folded paper projects to a new wall-sized composition, the thoughtfully conceived and often laboriously crafted works in the show represent a sustained investigation of manifold worlds, encompassing both the inner/outer, micro/macro, and meta/physical dimensions. In distilling her findings into the personal, poetic, and often playful objects on view, Miller’s observations and life experiences are made exquisitely manifest in the tactile materials, sequential structures, and storied logic of both traditional and invented or altered book forms.

A full-colour exhibition catalogue with curatorial essay and artist Q+A will accompany the show, along with a limited edition print produced in collaboration with the artist. Exhibition-related events will include a family-friendly paper folding workshop with the artist and a paper star-making workshop just in time for the holidays! See below for event dates and more information.


Public opening reception: Friday, November 7th from 7–9 pm
TYPOLOGY Projects
No. 302, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto, ON M6J 2W5
See Google map of location


About the Artist

A former theatrical designer and fibre artist, Cathryn Miller has focused on book arts and paper making for the past twenty years. Throughout her career she has won numerous awards and is the only Saskatchewan craftsperson to have received the Premier’s Prize at Dimensions (the annual juried exhibition of the Saskatchewan Craft Council), in two different media.

Under the imprint of Byopia Press, Miller’s handmade paper and book works are held in more than forty public collections in Canada, the United States, and England, and in private collections the world over. A homecoming of sorts, Elemental is Miller’s first solo show in Toronto, where she was born and lived as a child before moving around the country, eventually settling in Saskatchewan in 1973.


image: Cathryn Miller, Snowy Owl, 2009

Events

Please join us for the following exhibiton-related events. Click below for more info.

Opening Reception and Edition Launch : Friday, November 7, 2014 / 7–9 PM

Please join us for the opening of the solo exhibition, Elemental | Book Works by Cathryn Miller, featuring unique and editioned works by the Saskatchewan-based artist.

Miller will be in attendance and we will launch the fourth in our series of limited edition prints produced in collaboration with exhibiting artists. A prototype of the exhibition catalogue will also be available for viewing and pre-order at a 10% discount.

Refreshments will be served and all are welcome!

Reception date and time
Friday, November 7, 2014 from 7–9 pm

Event location
TYPOLOGY Projects
No. 302, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto, ON M6J 2W5
See Google map of location

We look forward to seeing you!

Folded Paper Projects: A Workshop with Cathryn Miller : Sunday, November 9, 2014 / 1–4 PM

Learn to make a variety of useful and beautiful folded paper pockets and envelopes (plus a magic toy!) with Saskatchewan book artist, Cathryn Miller. We’ll start with a brief kid-friendly introduction to her work in the Elemental exhibition, then jump right in with the first of at least six projects!

Event is free to attend and suitable for adults and kids 6+ with caregiver; ideal for ages 9–15. Projects will be presented in order of increasing difficulty so families with kids at the younger end of the spectrum are encouraged to come early and stay as long as they are interested.

Materials will be provided, but participants may also bring decorative papers of their own. In addition to finished projects and models, participants will receive 2 pre-printed flexagons and a handout for Hedi Kyle’s Pocket Book.

Please RSVP to info (at) typology (dot) ca with the number attending.

Workshop date and time
Sunday, November 9, 2014, starting at 1 pm in the project space (Rm. 302) with an introduction to the exhibition. Workshop to begin immediately thereafter; stay as long as you like until 4 pm.

Location
TYPOLOGY Projects
No. 302, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto, ON M6J 2W5
See Google map of location

Stars of the Season: Holiday Star-making Workshop : Sunday, November 30, 2014 / 1 PM

Just in time for the holidays — come make a variety of paper star projects inspired by Cathryn Miller’s book works! We’ll start with a brief family-friendly tour of the Elemental exhibition, then get down to business with some hands-on star-making. Projects will include folded and cut paper stars suitable for ornaments, garlands, and gifting!

Event is free to attend and geared toward adults and kids 6+ with caregiver. Materials will be provided.

Please RSVP to info (at) typology (dot) ca with the number attending.

Workshop date and time
Sunday, November 30, 2014, starting at 1 pm in the project space (Rm. 302) with an introduction to the exhibition. Workshop to begin immediately thereafter; stay as long as you like until 3 pm.

Location
TYPOLOGY Projects
No. 302, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto, ON M6J 2W5
See Google map of location

Links / Updates

News, press, publications and more information.

Elemental exhibition catalogue preview (PDF)

Elemental media release (PDF)

Images

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