A book art takeover by 23 Sandy
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UNSEEN at form & concept
UNSEEN installation at form & concept, 2021. Learn more.
Over 75 book art pieces to choose from...visit form & concept today to experience 23 Sandy's official takeover of our gallery shop. For this international exhibition, jurors Erin Mickelson, Barb Tetenbaum and Jordan Eddy challenged artists to showcase work that ushers unseen phenomena out from the shadows. Over 250 submissions presented work centered on ecological flux, racial justice, mortality, sensory experience, and much more.

Cast your vote for UNSEEN's Audience Choice Award today! Peruse work in the online catalog and drop us a line with your favorite book from the show, or visit in-person to fill out a ballot. The winning book artist will receive a cash prize!

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Live Curators’ Talk: Erin Mickelson & Jordan Eddy


Watch a video with Mickelson, Eddy and book artist Anita Rankin, whose book Quantum Articulations explores the poetry and power of physics.
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UNSEEN at form & concept
Donna Stephen, Ago, 2015
Donna Stephen, Ago (two views), 2015, Inkjet prints, coptic bound with linen binder's thread, cotton tatting thread, 3.5 x 3.5 x .25 in, Unique Artist Book. $900 ENQUIRE
Russell Maret, United States Constitution and Amendments, Redacted, 2021
Russell Maret, United States Constitution and Amendments, Redacted, 2021, Four unbound, folded broadsides, newsprint, 12 x 15.5 x .125 in, Limited Edition Artist Book, $10 ENQUIRE
UNSEEN at form & concept

select work:

Karen Kunc

Release, 2020-2021
Etching, woodcut, letterpress
4 x 7 x .25 in
Limited Edition Artist Book

Jill Powers

Under the Forest Floor, 2021
Hand made paper, Kozo bark fiber, waxed linen
13.25 x 11.25 x 1.7 in
Limited Edition Artist Book

Katharine Lark DeLamater

Ritual Mining, 2020
Printed from metal type, with photopolymer and pressure printing on Japanese and handmade abaca papers bound with silk thread
3.75 x 6.375 x .5 in
Limited Edition Artist Book

Dawn Peterson

My Letter to the World, 2021
Nontraditional, 3D-printed and folded recycled book pages
7.25 x 5.75 x 4.5 in
Limited Edition Artist Book

Kent Hall

la jetée, 2020
Instax photos reproduced from expired Polaroid instant slide film
3.5 x 4.5 x .5 in
Unique Artist Book

Krista Sharp

Letterpress printed with photo polymer plates
5 x 5 x .5 in
Limited Edition Artist Book

The Other Madisons by Bettye Kearse
Gramps and his family, circa 1935, courtesy Bettye Kearse. Learn more.
form & concept is proud to present, in collaboration with Collected Works Bookstore, an all-day event with Bettye Kearse, author of the acclaimed memoir The Other Madisons: The Lost History of A President’s Black Family, winner of the International Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society Book Award for Nonfiction-Autobiography and an Outstanding Book Award from the National Association of Black Journalists.

Join the author for a screening of “The Other Madisons,” a 37-minute documentary directed by Eduardo Montes-Bradley that follows the author’s journey with testimonials by Matthew Reeves, archeologist; Lynn Rainville, historian; Cristian Cotz, historian, Kelley Fanto Deetz, archaeologist, and Elizabeth Chew, Chief Curator at James Madison’s Montpelier, followed by a panel discussion with the author and Cecile Lipworth. Reserve your spot today below!

12pm | 1pm | 2pm




4pm: Please reserve a book for me.

about the author:

Bettye Kearse is a retired pediatrician. Her writing has appeared in <i>the Boston Herald, </i><i>River Teeth, Zora, TIME Magazine, the New York Times, </i>and the anthology<i> Black Lives Have Always Mattered </i>and was listed as notable in <i>The Best American Essays 2014.</i> She lives in New Mexico.<br>

Bettye Kearse is a retired pediatrician. Her writing has appeared in the Boston Herald, River Teeth, Zora, TIME Magazine, the New York Times, and the anthology Black Lives Have Always Mattered and was listed as notable in The Best American Essays 2014. She lives in New Mexico.

form & concept challenges the perceived distinctions between art, craft, and design. We dispute the historic use of these terms to divide artists and rank material culture. Our programming acts as a conversation between many converging disciplines, harnessing the power of contemporary creative practice to shatter entrenched narratives. form & concept mounts exhibitions of regional and international art. We engage the community through educational initiatives including workshops, lectures, and artist residencies.
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