TYPOLOGY at the Toronto Art Book Fair: June 16–19, 2016


TYPOLOGY is pleased to participate in the inaugural edition of the Toronto Art Book Fair with a pop-up exhibition in the project space, a vendor table in the third floor hallway, and an artist-led book arts workshop on the front lawn, hosted in partnership with Gallery 44 and generously supported by Japanese Paper Place.

Our exhibition, Working Title, will feature a wide variety of unique and editioned artists’ books, publications, and multiples by local and international artists who have participated in our program over the past three years, including: Lyla RyeLeif Low-BeerManuel SaizCathryn Miller, Tamara GayerJanine MiedzikJosée PedneaultBrynn Higgins-StirrupMaria Flawia LitwinNicolas FlemingFaye MullenSusana ReismanEmily Cook and Christopher Manson. The works will be accompanied by images representing the artists’ current or main practices including sculpture, installation, video, photography, and more, as well as extended labels that discuss how and why these artists engage the book format as a sideline to, or more integral aspect of, their artistic practice.

Our free all ages Book Arts Workshop will be led by artists Emily Cook (courtesy of TYPOLOGY Projects) and Christopher Manson (courtesy of Gallery 44). Learn the fundamentals of using photo-based images and simple bookbinding techniques such as accordion, pamphlet stitch, and stab bindings to make your own small-format artist’s book. Materials to make one softcover handbound book provided; bring your own images or use our materials to create your own unique visual story. All ages are welcome to participate (with kids 7 and under accompanied by caregiver).

Event information

Thursday, June 16 from 6–9 pm
Join us in Suite 302 for the Working Title opening reception in conjunction with the TOABF launch party. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome!

Saturday, June 18 from 1–4 pm
The Book Arts workshop will be held on the front lawn at Artscape Youngplace (in case of rain, we’ll move inside the building to a location TBA). Walk up and join right in!

Click to download/print the media release below (PDF)


For more information on all the amazing exhibitions, events, and vendors who will be at the fair, check out the TOABF website here.

With thanks to our presenting partner, Gallery 44, and to Japanese Paper Place for their generous support for this workshop.

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image: Brynn Higgins-Stirrup, AB (spread), 2015

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