David Hockney, one of the most important British artists of the twentieth century, takes a contemporary and often humorous approach in a series of 39 etchings created to illustrate and honor the popular children's tales collected by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. The etchings pay homage to earlier illustrations by Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac, but focus more on Hockney's imaginative response to the text rather than strict interpretations of the narratives.
At a time when mainstream publishing houses are questioning the very need for books published in traditional, physical formats, artists who create books continue to creatively push the limits of the genre. Made primarily by Bay Area artists, the books included in Rebound: A Survey of Contemporary California Artists' Books include a variety of formats and display a wide range of processes that currently interest the contemporary artist engaged in making artist's books. This exhibition runs concurrently with the David Hockney show.
Exhibitions take place at Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, 551 Broadway, just off the Sonoma Town Plaza.
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