Artist Bio Statement: "Now a full-time professional artist, Evelyn Patricia Terry, established a 50 – year art career which includes curating, writing, arts advocacy, art collecting, workshop presenting, speaking and jurying exhibitions. She received numerous awards and commendations for her artwork and mentoring of diverse artists. Among many recognitions for her work, a 2014 Milwaukee Arts Board’s Artist of the Year Award and a 2012 Wisconsin Visual Artist Lifetime Achievement Award stand out. In over 500 private, corporate and university and public collections, Terry’s artwork has been exhibited and collected internationally with artwork, locally, in the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Haggerty Museum of Art (Marquette University), Museum of Wisconsin Art, Racine Art Museum and the Wright Museum of Art (Beloit College). Majoring in Visual Arts, she concentrated on drawing and printmaking while earning an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and both a BFA and MS from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. Terry Lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. "
America, Guests Who to Dinner (and Stayed)
By Evelyn Patricia Terry
Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Evelyn Patricia Terry, 2021. Series variant, each unique.
Altered book. Materials: mixed media composed of original prints, monotypes and monoprints on Stonehenge paper, artist's hair, handmade paper and thread. Collage. Handwritten text. Signed and dated by the artist.
Evelyn Patricia Terry: "'America, Guests Who Came to Dinner (and Stayed)', an altered book series, transforms books with cut, torn, sewn and glued original prints, drawings and handmade paper produced during my 50-plus year printmaking and drawing career. The distinct group of books re-purposes my 1981 screen print edition of 68 black ink images on white Stonehenge paper for each book's interior pages. The book covers repurpose predominately, assorted etchings, colored screen prints and pastel markings and sometimes handmade paper.
"Unchanging, this series' text notes reasons and ways people arrived in America creating diversity as a social realty for Americans. Plus, my book covers always include my hair.
"My hair affirms 'self-acceptance' and 'self-love.' In my youth, my 'nappy' hair existed as a source of shame. Through maturation, I learned that brainwashed consumers under the influence of fake beauty commercials suffer from crushed self-esteem and feelings of unworthiness. A paradigm shift occurred for me. My once pressed and straightened hair became dreadlocks, that I now use unabashedly as fodder in my books."
$1,400 Book #26
5 7/8 x 5 7/8 x ¾ in; 8 pages. Materials: monoprints, intaglio prints, ink, thread, artist's hair, screen prints, permanent ink.
$1,300 Book #27
6 1/8 x 5 in; 8 pages. Materials: monoprints, intaglio prints, ink, thread, artist's hair, screen prints, pastel, permanent ink.
$1,400 Book #29
6 3/8 x 6 3/8 x 1 in; 8 pages. Intaglio prints, screen prints, monoprints, watercolor, thread, artist's hair, permanent ink.
$800 Book #30
Miniature version. 3 x 3"; 6 panels including book boards
$1,600 Book #31
8 3/8 x 6 3/8 x 7/8 in; 8 pages. Materials: intaglio prints, screen prints, thread, artist's hair, monoprints, permanent ink.
$1,300 Book #32
5 x 6 x 1 in; 8 pages. Materials: intaglio prints, monoprints, screen prints, thread, artist's hair, permanent ink.
$1,300 Book #33
5 x 5 7/8 x 1 1/8 in; 8 pages. Intaglio prints, monoprints, watercolor, screen prints, thread, artist's hair, permanent ink.
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|America, Guests Who Came to Dinner (and Stayed)
By Evelyn Patricia Terry
Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Evelyn Patricia Terry, 2016. Series variant, each unique.
Altered book. Materials: mixed media original prints, artist' hair, thread. Signed and dated.
Evelyn Patricia Terry: "Belongs to a series of altered books using an edition of screenprints, produced in 1981, with black ink on white Stonehenge paper. The text, in my handwriting, tells the same story on each book's pages, in this series, of America's current political reality – diversity and its origins. … Additionally, the text reflects that all nationalities, inhabiting America, came by various means, for various reasons, and are here.
"This series uses handwriting for the text aesthetically meandering around the imagery. The front and back cover designs are created from original etchings that I produced during my 40-plus year career as a printmaker. Both cover and page imagery has been cut, torn, and sewn different ways in each book. Sometimes my hair is added.
"As a youngster, my 'nappy' hair was a source of shame. I was relieved to discover that brainwashed consumers believe themselves unworthy and allow commercials to sell us beauty at a cost to our self-esteem and health. With a paradigm shift, my once pressed and straightened hair evolved to dread locks, which I happily use as fodder in this series of artist's books. "
Book #1 (SOLD): 4.625 x 5.94"; 8 pages including exteriors. Altered board book. Black & white imagery.
Book #2 (SOLD): 4.625 x 5.94"; 10 pages including exteriors. Altered board book. Black & white imagery.
Book #3 (SOLD): 5.5" x 5.75"; 12 pages including exteriors. Altered book. Collaged mixed media color prints with sewing and cloth elements.
Book #4 Black and white (SOLD)
Book #5 color (SOLD)
Book #6 SOLD (black and white)
Book #7 SOLD (Color)
Book #8 black and white (SOLD)
Book #9 Color prints
Book #10 Black & white mixed media original prints (SOLD)
Book #11 Black & white prints
Book #12 Black & white prints (SOLD)
Book #13 Color prints with additional enhancements (SOLD)
Book #14 Color (see item #2 in description) (SOLD)
Book #16 (see item 2 in description)
Book #17 Black & white prints (see item #1 in description) (SOLD)
Book #22 miniature version (SOLD)
Book #21 variation of Version 1 (SOLD)
Book #23 variation of Version 1 (SOLD)
Book #24 variation of version 1 in the descriptions (SOLD)
Book #28 (SOLD)
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