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Rare Books Digital Exhibition — Tunnel Vision

Tunnel Vision Slide

Have the feeling that you are in a tunnel and can’t see the end? We do, too.

For a view of tunnels more expressive than ours, visit our most recent digital exhibition, Tunnel Vision.

Based on our 2018 physical exhibition, Tunnel Vision was the result of a collaboration between the Book Arts Program, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, and the Rare Books Department. It coincided with two events inspired by Nancy Holt’s famous land art piece, Sun Tunnels, located in Utah’s west desert.

Tunnel books derive from the traveling peep shows of the 19th century. Tunnel Vision features a selection of pieces from the rare book collections produced using various paper manipulations to create the illusion of depth — framing and narrowing the viewers’ perspective.

Artists include Carol June Barton, Maryline Poole Adams, Elizabeth McDevitt, Gloria Morales, Julie Chen, Rand Huebsch, Paul Johnson, and Michelle Ray using processes such as etching, hand-coloring, silkscreen, monoprint, collage, relief printing, and photopolymer.

The end is in sight!



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