Extended until August 3
MARCH 10 - AUGUST 3, 2013
In honor of James Surls's honor of being presented the Texas Medal of the Arts award for 2013 by the Texas Commission of the Arts, Flatbed is presenting an exhibition of Surls's "Heartland" gravures. James Surls’s “Heartland” is one of the most ambitious publications in Flatbed’s twenty-year history and is one of the press’s masterworks. It is a true deluxe artist’s book in the tradition of the great, European livres deluxe produced in Paris in the early twentieth century as well as subsequent ones published by Universal Limited Art Editions in New York City. During an approximately three-year period, Surls collaborated with Flatbed’s master printers Katherine Brimberry and Tracy Mayrello to develop and edi-tion the suite.“Heartland” consists of eleven gravures on Thai chine collé and Twinrocker pa-pers and four letterpress sheets: a tittle sheet, a poem by the artist, an essay by artist and wife of the artist Charmaine Locke, and a colophon. It is an elegant combination of visual art and literature. “Heartland” is a limited edition of twenty-one gravures, each signed and numbered by the artist. All eleven gravures are on exhibition at Flatbed along with the letterpress pages that make up the deluxe artist book.