An exhibition of Artists’ Books by Daniel Mellis, a recent InterArts Book and Paper alum, will open at Spudnik Press on January 12. Spudnik Press Cooperative, located at 1821 West Hubbard, was founded on the premise that art should be a democratic and empowering medium. The Cop runs an approachable and affordable print shop; a space where professional printmakers merge with aspiring students; and an artistic atmosphere that encourages collaboration and the sharing of ideas.
Daniel Mellis’s work explores the instability of language and the poetics of the philosophical fragment; the relationship between memory, photography, historical documents, and the inaccessibility of the past; the physical remnants of things now absent; and the combinatorial potential of letterforms through prints and artists’ books. The show will be comprised of multiple parts, including four of Mellis’s larger projects; some smaller works; and a print triptych created at Spudnik Press especially for this show.