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“Paper Movies” contemporary photobooks exhibition | Joseloff Gallery of the Hartford Art School

if departing

Source: On View





It was daunting to walk into an oceanic gallery space streaming with over a hundred photography art books facing up, until I pulled up a stool and opened Black Threads from Meng Chiao (TIS Books, Brooklyn, NY, 2015), a collaboration by the photographer, Justine Kurland, and the poet, John Yau, then one other, Cuny Janssen: Yoshino  (snoeck, Cologne, GR), right up to being told the gallery was about to close for the evening. I am bound to return at least once before the exhibition closes on February 17, 2016. – Donna Fleischer



Black Threads from Meng Chiao

Size 5.75 in x 8 in
Softbound French Fold
Silk Screen Dust Jacket
54 pages
20 tritone plates

Black Threads from Meng Chiao



Cuny Janssen: Yoshino

The widest pages, or leaves*, of the staggered, multi-wide book, Yoshino, are those of full-color photographs bleeding off all four sides. These approximate 18 inches of an arm’s length from gutter to foredge, and so may be turned only slowly. Other narrower ones are almost see-through, frosted overlays of various widths with one-sided, dense, generously leaded, black texts of prose and haibun by Bashō (Travel Record of Weatherbeaten Skeleton), Saigyō, and others:

This simple abode

where I don’t even use

all of the clear, clean water

trickling down

between the rocks.

– Saigyō

All in all inspired this poem:

trees’ leaves flap

i turn slowly as if

departing, when

only just arrived

with so sudden a wind.

– Donna Fleischer

*The MAN’YŌSHŪ (万葉集),  or Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves



Hartford Art School Pop-Up Shop at Blue Back Square, West Hartford, CT

Buy art from Hartford Art School students, alumni, staff and faculty! Join us for the Pop-up Shop reception Saturday, February 21, 2015  from 5 – 8pm.


Somewhere between Creation and Destruction THE 7TH INTERNATIONAL DISTINGUISHED ARTISTS SYMPOSIUM AND EXHIBITION | The Hartford Art School’s Joseloff Gallery, Hartford CT


Sarah Sze “Notepad” 2008 offset color lithography, laser engraved paper, board 22.5 x 11 x 8 ” w/ 31″ ladder

Somewhere Between Creation and Destruction | Joseloff Gallery

Somewhere Between Creation and Destruction by Donna Fleischer  See more at Art New England, Sept/Oct 2014


Punctum, the Senior BFA Photography Exhibition Opens at the Silpe Gallery, April 17, 2014 at the University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT


The Senior BFA photographers are

Terrel Grant • Hannah Klotz • Kimberly  Macdonald • Erin McPeek • Cassandra Mendoza • Katie Miles • Hannah Minor • Sydney Morris • Johanna Pirog • Erin Shaw • Natalie Titone • Christian Welsh

The use of  punctum is based on its definition in the book Camera Lucida by Roland Barthes.

Punctum, the Senior BFA Photography Exhibition Opens at the Silpe Gallery

LINES + SPACES curated by John Yau / University of Hartford’s Joseloff Gallery : Sept 3 – Oct 6, 2013

by Eve Ascheim

by Eve Ascheim

LINES + SPACES curated by John Yau / University of Hartford’s  Joseloff Gallery .