UPDATE: Because of weather conditions, JoAnne Paschall’s lecture has been postponed to Wednesday, May 11.
The heart of “Out of Print,” a printmaking exhibition at Spruill Gallery, is a display of artists’ books from the dearly departed Nexus Press, the nationally known and respected art book publisher that flourished here from 1976 to 2003.
Wednesday evening, April 27, is an ideal time to visit, because JoAnne Paschall, who ran the press for 14 years and kept the light burning as a librarian at the Atlanta College of Art’s library, will give a talk from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The exhibition is also a timeline of sorts. It surveys printmakers and acknowledges printmaking organizations from the ’70s to the present. Included are Nexus Press, Rolling Stone Press and the newest, the Atlanta Printmakers Studio, as well as college programs at the Atlanta College of Art, Georgia State University, the Savannah College of Art and Design (now the custodian of the ACA artists’ books collection) and the University of Georgia. (At left: “Urban Fragment III,” a 1973 collograph by Jim McLean, now a retired GSU printmaking professor.)
For a full review of the show, which runs through May 23, see my AJC review.