The Rules for Staying Young

Commissioned to design an exhibition catalogue by the NWAA (New Wilmington Art Association) www.thenwaa.org in collaboration with curator Brookes Britcher. The Rules for Staying Young exhibition explores the impact of baseball as an inspiration and conceptual model for historical and contemporary American artists, while investigating the ties between the game and the visual arts. From Thomas Eakins to Stephen Shore, baseball has captured the imagination and eye of American artists since its conception. The parallels between the timeless nature of our pastime and the evolving artistic studio are abundant, and remain profoundly relevant to contemporary practice. This exhibition highlights the rich territory between game and artist, where the perpetual moments of art and baseball meet. Curated by Brookes Britcher / Developed in partnership with the NWAA Project Directors: Brookes Britcher, Michael Kalmbach Designer: Michael Glowack Photographers: Brookes Britcher, Lauren Caulk, Christopher Motta, Daniel Potterton Videographers: Andrew Henkels, Daniel Potterton All works of art are © Copyrighted by the artist unless otherwise specified. Published by New Wilmington Art Association Wilmington, Delaware Selected pages show works by: Geoffrey Aldridge (Cover) Mark Stockton Christopher Motta Peter Capano Alex Gartelmann Roger Patrick Brookes Britcher

The Rules for Staying Young
Exhibition Book Design
The Rules for Staying Young exhibition explores the impact of baseball as an inspiration and conceptual model for historical and contemporary American artists, while investigating the ties between the game and the visual arts. From Thomas Eakins to Stephen Shore, baseball has captured the imagination and eye of American artists since its conception. The parallels between the timeless nature of our pastime and the evolving artistic studio are abundant, and remain profoundly relevant to contemporary practice. This exhibition highlights the rich territory between game and artist, where the perpetual moments of art and baseball meet.
Curated by Brookes Britcher / Developed in partnership with the NWAA

Participating Artists
Geoffrey Aldridge (courtesy of Conner/*gogo art projects) / Brookes Britcher / Thomas Buildmore / Peter Capano / Mike Ellyson / Brian Patrick Franklin / Alex Gartelmann / Brandon Herman (courtesy of Envoy Enterprise) / Tom Judd / Michael Kalmbach / Jacob Koestler / Hiro Kurata / David Levinthal (courtesy of David Levinthal) / Ahlen Moin / Christopher Motta / Roger Patrick / Bryan Patrick Rice / Daniel Potterton / Mark Stockton / Brian Stuparyk / Morgan Thomas / Lee Walton

Published on the occasion of the exhibition "The Rules for Staying Young
Organized by Adaptation and the New Wilmington Art Association
Curated by Brookes Britcher

Project Directors:
Brookes Britcher, Michael Kalmbach

Designer:
Michael Glowack

Photographers:
Brookes Britcher, Lauren Caulk, Christopher Motta, Daniel Potterton

Videographers:
Andrew Henkels, Daniel Potterton

All works of art are © Copyrighted by the artist unless otherwise specified.
Front & back cover: The Ball Game, Geoffrey Aldridge (courtesy of Conner/*gogo art projects), 2007
Published by New Wilmington Art Association Wilmington, Delaware
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