RiTUAL. A ceremonial act ~ Rites used in the course of worship ~ The performance of ceremonial acts ~ The prescribed form of conducting the ceremony ~ A method of procedure that is followed without variation ~ performance with gestures, words, and objects, often in a sequestered place.

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Bill Brookover

As a printmaker, I’m drawn to paper and water-based inks, rather than to paints and brushes on canvas. My work is an engagement with my materials and ideas of order. When confronted with a blank page, I respond in one of two ways: either I develop a pattern of abstract geometry, or I develop a grammar of expressionist gestures. These two approaches are present in this work, in which I explore the creative possibilities of geometry and expressionist gesture in a tension between opposites: painterly against geometric, monochrome against color, spontaneous against planned.

Loving Repeating

small artist book, black text on blue background, Loving Repeating by Bill Brookover
small artist book, black text on blue background, Loving Repeating by Bill Brookover
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Prose poem Loving Repeating by Gertrude Stein, from 1925, printed on tracing paper sewn over light blue monoprint papers.

$20

additional RiTUAL 2015 books

small artist book, black text on gray background, I Dwell in Possibility by Bill Brookover small artist book, black text on gray background, I Dwell in Possibility by Bill Brookover
I Dwell in Possibility    $20