Superstition 13 was a juried show. The curators (Timothy Ely, Grendl Lofkvist, Taun Relihan and Richard Spelker) invited artists to investigate superstition and the esoteric. Exploring the original shadowy art – the inky arts of the book – Superstition 13 brought to light many of the dark arts near and dear to printers, binders, and book artists.
Exploring the myriad ways in which superstitions affect our lives, artists were encouraged to submit book works which spoke to the mysterious, the alchemical, the arcane – both written and unwritten. Superstition 13 gave viewers a glimpse into individual artistic interpretations of superstitions and what that means for the artists who created each work. The exhibit ran for six weeks and closed on Hallowe’en: Thursday, October 31, 2013.
Superstition 13 also cast an eye to superstitions through the ages. Esoterica and ephemera were on display alongside contemporary artists’ books.
A four-color exhibition catalog of the show is available for purchase.