Kate Cheney Chappell 83 Center for Book Arts

Rebecca Goodale & Stephen Burt: Symphytum Officianle and other works

Rebecca Goodale & Stephen Burt: Symphytum Officianle

Collaborative Exhibition at Maine Media Gallery in Rockport, Maine, July 19 - August 12.  Opening Reception July 19 from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.  Gallery Talk with the Artists August 9 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.


In 2016 Stephen Burt and Rebecca Goodale decided to create an artist's book together using serigraphy and intaglio for the pages.  The imagery was inspired by the common comfrey plant and poem by Cathleen Miller.  They worked collaboratively cutting stencils, and engraving the plates - passing them back and forth until together they decided the screens and plates were ready to print.  The prints were made in Rebecca's Portland studio and a Peregrine Press where Stephen is a member.  The poem was set and printed in letterpress by Scott Vile at Ascensius Press in Bar Mills.  The prints were cut, folded, stitched and bound in Rebecca's Freeport Studio.


Symphytum Officianle and Other Works, is a show of work made in collaboration and individually by Maine artists Rebecca Goodale & Stephen Burt.  The show will be on view in Maine Media Gallery, 18 Central St., Rockport, Maine.  Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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