In 1878 a group of English bibliophiles founded The Sette of Odd Volumes. In 1887 The Club of Odd Volumes was formed to promote, among other things, the exhibition of books. Set Of Odd Volumes is an exhibition of artists who are putting books, maps, music and love letters through extreme processes. Some of the artists are exclusively exploring books in their practice while others have happened upon a book that inspired a new piece of work.
Strips of pages spring out of books or they are made into an illegible object. The reading is transformed into a different type of ‘looking’. In the video below, Amy Mckenny who has curated the show talks about her idea behind the project and her work, whilst Madelaine Murphy and Alice Mahoney discuss each other’s work.
Exhibited artists: Karen Apps, Julie Dodd, Samantha Y. Huang, Laura Keeble, Alice Mahoney, Amy Mckenny, Madelaine Murphy, Carol Ramsay, and Thurle Wright
Open until 25 February, Thu-Fri 10-2pm, Sat-Sun 10-4pm.
Coexist Gallery @ TAP / North Road, Old Water Works building, North Road, Southend, SS0 7AB