This exhibition catalogue is presented in the form of an artists’ book, produced in conjunction with Material Dreams, presented at Takashimaya Gallery from January 14 – March 11, 1995. The catalogue features essays by Lynn Gumpert and Richard Martin, entitled Material Meditations and Material Dreams, respectively. Artists Han Feng, Ava Gerber, Jim Hodges, Beverly Semmes, and John Swanger were chosen for their explorations of fabric as material in a variety of media. Curator Lynn Gumpert writes that what connects the artists in Material Dreams is an “interest in the ethereality of fabric, a quality they exploit to create dreamlike, haunting artworks.”
The book was carefully designed with several different papers, textured cardstock wrappers, a riveted binding, and a ribbon closure.