Richard Kegler: Re:Bound

Western New York Book Arts Center
468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

September 27, 2023
Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

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With the opening of Richard Kegler: Re:Bound, Book Arts celebrates the vision of our founders who saw the potential for a unique arts organization on a once forgotten corner of downtown Buffalo. The exhibition will survey the breadth of Kegler’s storied 40 year-career and include McScream, the artist’s Edvard Munch tribute/parody woodcut from the late 1980s, accompanied by a facsimile letter from a large corporation who claimed trademark infringement after derivative products (coffee mugs, watches, postcards) were made with this image. A range of Kegler’s early handmade books and selections from his mail art experiments, which he has characterized as implicating “the post office as the un-knowing collaborator in the final piece,” will also be featured. The exhibition will additionally include:

• rarely screened early video artworks, Convergence (1991) and The Small Glass (1994)
• recent letterpress experiments, including the trilogy, Burst (2021), Incendiary (2022), and Implode
(2023), created using blocks from the Pollack Printing Collection that were cut in a haphazard
way, the fragmented text on each selected from scrap boxes of the collection.
• A selection of fine press books, including Dear Mr. Hunter (2000), Cayuga Tale (2019); HWT
Specimen (2020); and Victor Hammer 2022.