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katie bond pretti - sonority of words (book)


ARTIST // katie bond pretti
LABEL // standard form (ca)
CAT // sftb001bk


FORMAT: Trade Paperback
  • RELEASE DATE: September 13th, 2007
  • BINDING: Perfect bound
  • STOCK: Venetian Matte Coated

  • Sonority of Words, consists of three chapters designed to develop a narrative as the drawings progress from beginning to end. Though not containing any literal message, the lines and shapes which form each drawing direct the viewer through a sequence of events. Similar to way in which the letter-symbol elements of sound poetry necessitate that the viewer forms their own associations, this story depends upon handmade marks to express dynamics and intonation. The format of the book echoes the linear theme featuring fold-outs to accommodate larger and continuous images, while its scale maintains intimacy.

    A special hand-coloured version will be released in a limited edition.

    Born July 6, 1980, graduated OCAD 2004, Katie Bond Pretti is a Toronto based artist who is interested in the ability to employ the formal concerns of line and colour to achieve narrative in semi-abstracted form. Pretti is represented in Toronto by LE Gallery. Her works in ink, oil, and graphite have been exhibited at Gallerie Simon Blais in Montreal, Lehmann Leskiw Fine Art in Toronto, and Bjornson Kajiwara in Vancouver.