Bookish Press Release

Gallery on the Greens and the management of Market Mall are pleased to announce Bookish, an exhibition of work by Cathryn Miller of Byopia Press. The works on display cover the range of Miller’s oeuvre from altered book sculptures to miniature books. There will be some old favourites in new forms and several completely new works.

As an added bonus for the month of November, Miller’s installation piece The Persistence of Hope will be on display at Market Mall in the space between Smitty’s and The Children’s Museum. The work takes the form of a meditation labyrinth made of tens of thousands of paper stars, each with a wish hand-written inside it. Miller has been collecting wishes and folding stars for almost two and a half years to create this piece. She will be in attendance to show the work and teach interested individuals how to fold their own wishing stars from 2 to 4 on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons throughout the month.

Miller has been working in the book arts for twenty years and making artist’s books since 2004. Her works are held in public and private collections around the world. Paper and book works from Byopia Press have been shown in more than sixty exhibitions: local, national, and international. Miller has twice won the Clara Baldwin Award for best Functional/Production Work at Dimensions, the biennial juried exhibition of the Saskatchewan Craft Council. She has also won a Merit Award, and the Jane Turnbull Evans Award for Innovation. When she won the Premier’s Prize For The Outstanding Entry in 2011 she became the only individual ever to receive this award for work in two different media. She won the Premier’s Prize for a third time in 2015.

Bookish will be on view from November 1 to December 31, 2016 during Market Mall hours:           Monday, Tuesday, Saturday — 9:30 am – 6 pm,

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday — 9:30 am – 9 pm,

Sunday and Statutory Holidays — 11 am – 5 pm.

The Persistence of Hope may be viewed throughout the month of November on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons from 2 -4 pm.

About Byopia Press

I have been working in the book arts field for more than twenty years, and operating Byopia Press with my husband David since the late 1990s. I began producing artist's books and altered books in 2004. I also create prints and drawings that are frequently text-inspired or text-based.
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5 Responses to Bookish Press Release

  1. lcmt says:

    How wonderful that you have two months!


    • Byopia Press says:

      Yes, many galleries here are changing shows less often. It probably has less to do with making sure the artist gets seen than it has to do with the amount of labour involved in switching exhibits. ; ]

      Liked by 1 person

      • lcmt says:

        I was reading their description and thinking a month would not do your show justice, and then I really looked at the dates. I am assuming the Market Mall is a retail space, so I’m thinking wow, you’ve got November and December, the holiday months! I don’t know if the holidays in your part of the world are as crazy as they are in the US, but this is when all the foot-traffic happens in malls. You should get lots of visitors.


      • Byopia Press says:

        Ah yes, the Christmas shoppers. We shall see if that is a good or a bad thing. ; ]

        Liked by 1 person

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