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SCALE: Proportion Play

Through December 2018
Jaffe Center for Book Arts: Lobby & Book Arts Gallery
FAU’s Wimberly Library, 3rd Floor East

Explore the extremes in books and prints at the Jaffe Collection in this exhibition focused on scale. We’ve paired our largest book (a surprisingly graceful and fluid book made of Plexiglas, wood, and metal by Marilyn Goodrich and Daniel Kelm) with one of our smallest by Peter and Donna Thomas; our largest print (a monumental woodcut by Leonard Baskin) with the newest additions to the Jaffe Collection (a series of Tiny Prints by Mandolin Brassaw of Grapheme Seattle). We’ll focus on place, time, flora and fauna, classics and fairy tales… and we’ve got our tiniest book on exhibit, too: a one-of-a-kind book of watercolor flowers painted in Tokyo in 1948, which folds down to a diminutive 2 x 3 centimeters.

This exhibition of prints and books in size extremes includes the works of Jim Dine, Timothy Ely, Barbara Brandt, Berwyn Hung, Paul Johnson, Karen Hanmer, the Cranach Press, Matthew Reinhart, Ed Hutchins, Brother Arnold Hadd of the Shaker Press, Claire Jeannine Satin, Sarah Vogell and Shawn Sheehy, John Cutrone and Seth Thompson, Victoria Thur, Werner Pfeiffer, Mare Blocker, Heidi Neilson, Leonard Baskin, Peter and Donna Thomas, Mandolin Brassaw, the Whittington Press, Warja Lavater, Louise Silk, Jill Timm, Jan and Jarmila Sobota, and more.

Half of this exhibition is located in the lobby outside the Jaffe Center. This portion of the exhibition is accessible during regular library hours, which are Monday to Thursday 7:40 AM to 2 AM, Friday 7:40 AM to 6 PM, Saturday 10:30 AM to 6 PM, and Sunday noon to 2 AM. The portion of the exhibition installed inside the Jaffe Center for Book Arts may be viewed Monday to Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM, and during special events when the Jaffe Center is open on evenings and weekends. The Wimberly Library will be closed for Thanksgiving November 22 and 23. View actual open hours each day at the library's home page: www.fau.edu/library.

The Jaffe Center for Book Arts is located on the third floor east of Florida Atlantic University's Wimberly Library. From I-95 or the Florida Turnpike, exit Glades Road, east. The FAU campus is located just east of I-95. If you enter the campus at FAU's main entrance (the one furthest west on Glades Road... and the first one you get to approaching from I-95 or the turnpike), you will enter on West University Drive. Continue straight on West University Drive to the traffic light at its intersection with Volusia Street. Turn right onto Volusia Street. You will see a parking garage on Volusia Street, and the Wimberly Library is the next building east of the parking garage.

The brand new I-95 interchange for Florida Atlantic University (Exit 48A) takes you directly from the interstate to FAU. Mind your speed: the exit ramp speed limit is posted at 30 MPH, and FHP are enforcing this strictly. Once you pass the traffic light at Spanish River Boulevard, you are on the FAU campus on FAU Boulevard. Continue to the traffic signal at the intersection of FAU Boulevard and University Drive (FAU Stadium will be on your right). Turn right onto University Drive. Turn left at the traffic signal at Volusia Street. You will see a parking garage on Volusia Street, and the Wimberly Library is the next building east of the parking garage.

Visitor Parking is available at the metered spaces in the library parking lot; look for the spaces that have numbers posted on signs at the head of the parking space. The meter system accepts payment with cash or credit card at the rate of $2 per hour.

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