The result, almost a year later, is an ambitious exhibition that seeks to be as inclusive as possible, highlighting work that speaks to the experience of being an immigrant, a person of color, Native American, Latinx, LGBTQ, or incarcerated, as in the case of an artist’s book called Blocks Off the Block, made by prisoners in the arts program at San Quentin State Prison in California.
Artists represented include Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr., Roger Shimomura, Salvador Jiménez-Flores, Rockwell Kent, and Sue Coe; printers include Kelmscott Press, Moving Parts Press, Women’s Studio Workshop, and Ediciones Vigía. Bromer believes the collection and exhibition to be “among the first of its kind in the bookselling community,” according to a press statement, and “deeply overdue.”
A printed catalogue is available. For more information, visit https://gallery.bromer.com.