About this piece:
The making of the artist’s book, TABLOID! became a process of looking at my response to newspaper articles about technological changes in our communication systems, and political changes affecting access and control. I collected headlines and articles, mostly from the New York Times, that I reacted to with alarm, from January-July 2018.
I handset type headlines, carved linoleum cuts of newspaper articles and photos, and then printed each element on the letterpress, slowly filling the eight pages to make a newspaper. Carving the photos and articles in linoleum contrasts the continually updated digital information on our screens. Printing the stories in tabloid format and tone satirizes and reveals our current news environment.
About the artist:
Lives and works in Oakland, California, United States
Mary V. Marsh has been making art in the Bay Area since 1984. She has exhibited throughout the Bay Area with solo shows at, San Jose Museum of Art, SF Art Commission at Grove Street, Berkeley Art Center, SFPL Skylight Gallery and Mercury 20. Quite Contrary Press is in the collections of SFMOMA Library, The Bancroft Library, and many others. She received an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1992. Currently a Fellowship artist at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California, she makes artist’s books, prints and collaborative work with Tony Bellaver at Quite Contrary Press.