Granary Books, 1993. Item #GB_29
9 x 12 3/8 in., 46 pp., cloth over boards, clamshell box.
“The ancient traditions of priestess, painter and storyteller serve as the foundation and inspiration for my work. I work to initiate the viewer into a sacred world of sexual politics, where the image and the body are interchangeable sites of transformation.”
In Venus Unbound, Jane Sherry explores the misogynist history of both eastern and western civilizations, and reclaims the symbols of female power which have been subverted by cultures worldwide. Sherry’s dream journals were the source for text in this book, which is narrative in form, and personal or confessional in theme. Imagery of bondage and pain becomes increasingly positive and intimate.
Original paintings, photo-metallic collages, rubber stamps, drawings in gouache, and pen and ink; text printed letterpress from plates on Rives BFK by Philip Gallo at The Hermetic Press. Bound in cloth over boards with wire-edge structure by Daniel E. Kelm and staff at the Wide Awake Garage. Housed in a cloth-covered clamshell box by Jill Jevne. This is from an edition of 41 copies, of which 11 are hors commerce and 30 are for sale; each signed by the artist. Out-of-print. This is hors commerce copy G, very fine condition, clamshell box is somewhat sunned.
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Pictured: clamshell box; cover; pp. 7–8; 17–18; and 19–20.