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Thorsten Dennerline, Bird Press: Book Arts Gallery Guest Artist
Thorsten Dennerline, a printmaker-artist, creates works in various media including drawing, printmaking, editioned books, and ceramics. He has worked on numerous collaborative projects with writers and poets. His work is narrative and deals with the interaction of text and image. He has exhibited work in Copenhagen, Denmark as well as the U.S. He received his MFA in printmaking and drawing from Syracuse University and his BFA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Click here to get to Bird Press on the web.
12.5 x 14 x 4 cm and when extended fully it is almost 7 meters' long. An artist's alphabet book based on 26 random selected words from the dictionary; illustrated lithographically, and printed from hand-drawn plates with letterpress text all on Rives BFK. Half the edition is printed on light gray, the other half on beige using red ink . The regular edition is bound in leather edged paper either painted by the artist or decorated by the binder (Peter Verheyen) and will include a slipcase. The deluxe edition will be bound on request by the binder in a wide variety of materials including exotic leathers and vellum. Bound 1998 and created for the GBW exhibition ABECEDARIUMS. The full text, images and bindings of the book are online.
A book of lithographs with a poem by Egil Dennerline. This book was bound in an edition of 11 and was printed on hand made paper from katran handmades. The sewing is a combination of a "raised cords" binding and a "coptic stitch" binding. Feeding Pigeons is a collaborative project which is intended to experiment with the relationship between text and image. The artist and writer worked simultaneously at different locations within an agreed upon format. This allowed for a spontaneous approach to the creation of the work as the the artist and writer didn't know exactly what the other would do.
A portfolio of eight lithographs and a short story by the Danish writer, Naja Marie Aidt. The text is printed in Danish, its original language, together with an English translation by Anne Mette Lundtofte. The text was printed at Wild Carrot Letterpress using type from the Letterfoundry of Michael and Winifred Bixler. The portfolio is bound by the artist in an edition of 20 each with a polyester resin ear on the cover. This project exists as a communication exchange between the United States and Denmark. It also embodies the dual nationality of the artist.
An accordion book of nine copper plate etchings printed on Richard Da Bas handmade paper. The text is printed using a type writer. The edition size is 9 and is bound in leather by Peter Verheyen with the exception of the prototype which is bound by the artist. Each book has a copper plate inlaid into the cover. The book is a selection of quotes which people really said and I just didn't know what to say. The book is a look into how I view people and is meant to be critical and homorous at the same time.
Poetry in Transit Poster
6 x 8 inches. These woodcuts were done specially for Poetry in Transit, a bilingual poetry reading in New York City at Danish Contemporay Art Gallery. The annual reading features Danish poets reading their work with English trranslations read in English. The poster with an accompanying postcard in letter press was printed at Wild Carrot Letterpress. A description of this program can be found in the Mermaid Lounge section of the WWW site of the Danish Consulate General in New York.
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