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Art Exhibit: Sue Lezon and Bob Walp
September 12, 2014 - October 25, 2014
BluSeed Studios is pleased to present a new art exhibit featuring the work of Sue Lezon and Robert Walp Titled: “DOMESTIC ARCHAEOLOGY” & “WORD and IMAGE: Selected Work from Chester Creek Press”
Exhibition runs September 12th through October 25
Meet the Artist Reception: Friday September 12, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Gallery Hours: 1:00 – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday and Saturday 12:00 – 5:00 pm or by appointment
On Friday, September 12th, BluSeed Studios will host an opening reception to celebrate the artwork of photographer Sue Lezon and letterpress printer Robert Walp. This exhibition dually titled: “DOMESTIC ARCHAEOLOGY” & “WORD and IMAGE: Selected Work from Chester Creek Press” presents an eclectic array of imagery that incorporates historical and traditional practices in photography, letterpress and bookbinding. All are welcome to a “Meet the Artists” reception on Friday September 12th at 5pm which includes a gallery talk by the artists at 5:45pm. This exhibition will continue through October 25th. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 1:00 – 5:00 pm and Saturday 12:00 – 5:00 pm or by appointment.
Sue Lezon has worked as a photographer on archaeological expeditions in the Middle East, primarily in Egypt, for over thirty years. Her work has been strongly influenced by the experience of living for extended periods of time in profoundly foreign environments while working with the remains of ancient civilizations. She considers her images to contain iconographic clues to the complex inner life of ancient and contemporary cultures.
When not traveling, Lezon teaches analog and digital photography at SUNY Plattsburgh. She believes in honoring the tradition of black and white, silver-based photography, and incorporates digital images into her work as well. Her photographs are a part of private and public collections worldwide. Sue received her BFA from Emerson College, and her MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. To find more on Sue Lezon and her work visit www.suelezon.com.
Robert Walp is a letterpress printer, bookbinder, papermaker and illustrator. Robert began his bookmaking career at Vermont College in the spring of 2000. After designing and printing books for several years, he was so impressed by how little he knew that he went on to study book arts at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa where he earned a Master of Fine Arts degree. Today he prints, makes paper and hand-binds books at his studio in Chestertown, New York under the imprint of Chester Creek Press.
The books and broadsides that slowly roll off Bob’s Vandercook proof press are printed from hand-set metal type, usually on handmade paper that he makes from cotton and linen rags and native plants like daylilies. His work is illustrated with drawings and woodcuts, sometimes made in collaboration with other artists. Most Chester Creek Press books are volumes of poetry by established contemporary writers.
Bob’s work can be found in numerous institutional and private collections such as the Library of Congress, The Smithsonian Institution Library, the libraries of Yale and Dartmouth colleges, the New York Public Library, Yaddo, and the Town of Chester Library Book Arts Collection. More about Chester Creek Press can be found at www.chestercreekpress.com.