Macy Chadwick, “Locus”

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Macy Chadwick (Oakland, CA)

letterpress (polymer, relief and pressure printing)
Edition of 40
12.5 x 5 x 40″ open
12.5 x 1 x 10.5″ closed

Macy Chadwick publishes artist’s books and limited-edition prints under the imprint In Cahoots Press. Through her work she addresses themes of memory, interpersonal communication and mapping personal experiences. She is interested in the connection between people: interactions both verbal and non-verbal, shared experiences, and the urge to communicate clearly.

Macy received an MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and assisted book artist Julie Chen at Flying Fish Press for three years. She currently splits her time between Providence, Rhode Island, and Oakland, California, where she creates books and limited edition prints in her letterpress studio. Macy is on the faculty at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, and her work is in prominent collections in the U.S. and abroad, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, Yale University Special Collections, and the Jack Ginsberg Collection in South Africa.

Locus, a personal geography, is about existing in the space between the known past and the unknown future. In this exploratory realm, the narrator considers her past, locates herself in the present and finally embraces her many possible futures. This limited edition artist book is printed on the letterpress with relief and pressure printing on Mohawk and Gampi Shi papers. The hybrid french doors and accordion book structure is housed in a clamshell box.