Archive for Artist Books

The New Scroll: Curator’s Statement

It is ancient and dusty, yet totally modern and re-energized. The “scroll,” among the oldest of technologies, has reappeared in our everyday lives fairly recently. We – writers, painters, storytellers, readers alike – discarded the scroll, the first form of information technology, in the first…

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The New Scroll: An Old Technology Reinvented

My work will be on display at the exhibit, The New Scroll: An Old Technology Reinvented, at the Hamilton Street Gallery in Bound Brook, NJ from March 2 – April 10, 2014 with an opening on March 2. It will then travel to the Arts…

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MFA Thesis Exhibition: Catalog Essay

In-Between Days The Oxford English Dictionary variously defines “inter-” as a Latin prefix denoting “between or among the other things or persons; in the intervals of, or in the midst of, something,” “between times or places,” “between or among themselves or one another; mutually, reciprocally,”…

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MFA Thesis Exhibition & Performances

I’m pleased to announce my MFA project, Biblical Lace – the culmination of 4 years of graduate study, will be premiered at the opening of the Interdisciplinary Arts 2012 Thesis Exhibition, which takes place from April 20 – May 18 (Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm) at the Center…

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Exclusions, an Artist Book Reading

Join me this Friday, December 10 at 4:30 pm for a reading of my latest artist book, Exclusions. Costumed as the Bride of Christ, I will read medical exclusions extracted from the health care policies of major Catholic dioceses and archdioceses – including my own…

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Edible Books 2010

Join me April 1, from 6-8:00 pm for the annual Edible Books fair at the library of Columbia College Chicago. This year’s theme is children’s books – delicious! Come vote for the best edible book and taste a bit of all your favorite childhood reads,…

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New Work: A Book with No Words

A Book with No Words. Altered book with encaustic & mixed media. © 2010 Haley Nagy. A Book with No Words is an experiment into what happens to a narrative when the text is removed. Specifically, I covered the words from this book in multiple…

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New Work: Illuminations

Illuminations. Flag book with encaustic & handmade cotton paper laminates. © Haley Nagy. In Illuminations I explore the notion of “the great silence of God” in an abstract manner. This flag book is comprised of densely fused, encaustic-handmade paper laminations, which glow when turned, like…

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New Work: Eye of the Beholder

This collection of images is a digital “book” that takes advantage of the internet and social networking sites to distribute the content across new media platforms. Imagine this piece as if it were an electronic set of playing cards accessible to anyone with an internet…

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New Work: Saving Yourself

“Saving Yourself: Steps to Preserving the Chastity of Adolescent Girls” is a collection of photographic essays. The interior pages leave black smudge marks on the hands of the reader, causing them to dirty themselves simply through the act of reading. Just as the true nature…

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New Work: Nagy Family Cookbook

Handmade artist book filled with Croatian recipes, such as “war cake”. The condition and staining chronicles the turbulent and mysterious journey this cookbook has undergone. Diary-like entries and handwritten notes shed light on the life of the owner. Read more about the process of creating…

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