Item #403 Always at the Threshold. Marlene MacCallum.
Always at the Threshold
Always at the Threshold

Always at the Threshold

s.l. [Banff, Alberta | Corner Brook, Newfoundland]: s.n. [Marlene MacCallum], [1997]. Editioned artist’s book. Closed: 21.7 x 28.3 cm. Expanded: 21.7 x 168 cm. Two sets of oblong concertina leaves, sewn together to form a single structure. The text forms one side of the structure; it was printed by letterpress on leaves of Lana Laid Text paper. Five photogravures by Marlene MacCallum, printed on leaves of Lana Gravure, form the other side. Housed, together with loose title and colophon leaves, in a solander box covered in patterned mauve-taupe paper. The box measures 25.5 x 30.8 cm. The title-leaf is printed simply with the title in blind. Unpaginated [ll. 1: title-leaf; ll. 12; ll. 1: colophon leaf]. A fine copy. “Always at the Threshold was created at the Banff Centre for the Arts during the winter of 1997. The text was editioned at the Banff Centre and the images were editioned at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Memorial University of Newfoundland. The text is printed in 12 pt. Bookman on Lana Laid Text paper. The images are photogravures printed on Lana Gravure paper.” From an edition of only 8 copies. The present copy is number 1. Signed in pencil by Marlene MacCallum on the colophon leaf. Item #403

“This piece is an acknowledgement of patterns and cycles. The text and images manifest the fundamental need for routine while admitting the resulting confinement. As soon as one set of habits is broken, a new one begins, creating an endless cycle.” — Marlene MacCallum.

Price: $1,350.00

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