POSTPONED: some locked tongue: on language, the book, its forbidden knowledge



Unfortunately, this presentation has fallen victim to coronavirus. No person has succumbed, but with all the uncertainty associated with the current pandemic situation, the University has halted in-person classes and has reduced open hours for the campus and libraries.


We sincerely hope to reschedule this presentation and will update the posting once a new date has been confirmed. In the meantime, stay healthy everyone.


with Carletta Carrington Wilson

date TBD 7:00-9:00pm (doors open at 6:45)

Special Collections, Classroom B069, Suzzallo Library

presented by the Book Arts Guild & University of Washington Libraries


Through collage, artist books and installations, Carletta Carrington Wilson constructs works described as “decorative with a message.” She states that, “the form and formation of language is an integral part of my artistic and literary practice.” Since 2006, Wilson has constructed works that explore the “text of textiles.” These works continue to evolve along a path in which language is a form that un/forms a human being, yet in/forms modes of production, reproduction and one’s place in society.


Wilson will talk about the relationship and connections revealed by her works through specimens of her artist books from various series and demonstration how they continue to build upon and connect one to another.


Wilson’s works have been exhibited at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, the Elisabeth C. Miller Library at the University of Washington, the University of Puget Sound’s Kittredge Art Gallery, Denver Public Library, Pacific Lutheran University Art Gallery, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, King Street Station, Island Gallery (Bainbridge Island), North Seattle Community College Art Gallery, ArtXchange, Gallery 110, Onyx Gallery, Columbia City Gallery, the University of Washington’s Jacob Lawrence and Allen Library Galleries, University of Puget Sound’s Collins Memorial Library, among others. Her works can be found in the collection of the Swathmore College, McCabe Library, Book Arts and Private Press Collection, the University of Washington Libraries Book Art Collection, the University of Puget Sound Book Art Collection and the Judith A. Hoffberg Collection of Artists Books at UCLA. Wilson has been an artist in residence at the James W. Washington Foundation. She is a member of the Onyx Fine Arts Collective and Puget Sound Book Artists.


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