RiTUAL. A ceremonial act ~ Rites used in the course of worship ~ The performance of ceremonial acts ~ The prescribed form of conducting the ceremony ~ A method of procedure that is followed without variation ~ performance with gestures, words, and objects, often in a sequestered place.

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Penelope Tsaltas Lisk

I am a life-long artist, painter and printmaker, from the western suburbs of Philadelphia. I made my first Artist's Book at the age of five. Books carry an intellectual gravitas despite being a common commodity; nothing carries quite the same respect as being published.  For me, creating a microcosmic exhibition, as intimate as a hand held object and as concrete as the written form married with imagery, appeals as a challenge of commitment to my thoughts and to their exposure to an individual reader. 

This is my second tim eparticipating in RiTUAL.   This group of books speak to emotion and the sensations of silence and loss.  From "Lost" a clear reference to being without, to the silence of twilight, and ending with "Slits" a structural reference to parts seen and unseen, produced with cut paper adn woven material. 

Evening in the City

Cover of silkscreen monotype book

Evening in the City is a silkscreen monotype print trimmed and folded for RiTUAL 2017.  

editions in show: 

In RiTUAL 2017 : also by this artist

A digital one page book about loss. some interior pages
Lost    $20      
 A book about what is hidden and what is seen in cut paper and weaving interior pages of SLITS
SLITS    $20