Recent Show: Awake
This solo exhibition of all new work presented specimens of waking up, pulled from five years of daily stream-of-conscious morning writing. Read the story behind the show, and check out this review by Rich Smith at The Stranger, Seattle’s best rag.
May 31-June 24, 2017
Core Gallery, 117 Prefontaine, Seattle WA
June 1: First Thursday Opening (Pioneer Square Art Walk)
I have deep regard for language. I read poetry, write daily, set metal type, carve linocuts, project letterforms, and operate antique presses to make relief prints and paintings. Sometimes I build books and installations from these works.
I am interested in edges: where negative space becomes positive, where marks become letters, where words become statements, where ideas become firmly held beliefs. No matter the project, I spend most of my time arranging space.
Contact: myrna (at) expedition.press
Myrna Keliher owns and operates Expedition Press, a poetry publishing outfit and letterpress shop in Kingston, WA. She earned a B.A. in Literary Arts from the Evergreen State College and apprenticed at Stern & Faye, Printers. Myrna’s work is exhibited at Core Gallery in Seattle, and is collected by University of Washington Special Collections among other private and public institutions. She travels regularly to collaborate, teach, learn, speak, and share enthusiasm for language, letters, and print.
—Review of Awake, solo show at Core Gallery, June 2017
by Rich Smith, The Stranger
—Interview re: Wells Residency & A Specimen of Broken, Sept 2016
typographher.com, by Nicole Arnett Philips, Brisbane, Australia
—Photo gallery of Letterpress Workers International Summit, Milan Italy, June 2016
by Armina Ghazaryan, Ghent, Belgium. Includes photos of Myrna’s talk.
—Random Spectacular / RS005, May 2016
St. Jude’s Interrobang, UK. Print publication of an international juried exhibition.
—Interview by Cat Snapp re: Education to Occupation, Winter 2015
Mid America Print Council Journal (MAPC), page 16
June—Organizer, Worker, & Speaker, Letterpress Workers International Summit, Milan, Italy
July—Visiting Artist, Letterpress Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
October—Visiting Artist & Speaker, Gaspereau Press, Kentville, Nova Scotia
Visiting Artist, Starshaped Press, Chicago, IL
Visiting Artist, Tipoteca Italiana, Cornuda, Italy
Speaker & Worker, Letterpress Workers International Summit, Milan, Italy
Visiting Artist, Wells Book Arts Center, Aurora, NY