Norma Cole – Drawings

This book will be available in early 2020. Subscribe to our 2019-2020 season and receive the book when it’s out, plus lots else (see here for details).

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This book will be available in early 2020. Subscribe to our 2019-2020 season and receive the book when it’s out, plus lots else (see here for details).

Early next year, we’ll launch Norma Cole’s DRAWINGS, an art book featuring over 60 notebook sketches and drawings, often incorporating collage elements. It should come as no surprise that we’ve been fans of Norma’s visual work for awhile, and we can’t wait to put this book in people’s hands.

Forthcoming in early 2020. Introduced by Mary Ann Caws. Photo credits Steven Seidenberg. 96 pages, full color throughout.

The notebooks are piled up, the sparse texts say much without spelling it out; something about being or not saying sorry. Here is the thing: as a reader-viewer, I appreciate the possibility of making my own sense of the given and hidden, allowing my feeling of the story to take me in, without re-reading to checkā€¦

Mary Ann Caws, from the Introduction

For more on Norma Cole’s visual art and notebook practice, see Claire Tranchino’s discussion of her work with the Norma Cole Collection at the Poetry Collection in Buffalo. And if you haven’t read this lovely exhibition report by Laura Moriarty, you’re missing out. If memory serves, we walked straight from Norma’s show (at Margaret Tedesco’s 2nd Floor Projects in 2015) to a lunch with Norma where we were so ecstatic we proposed to do an art book!