Libby Leshgold Gallery

Trapp Editions, Thoranna Sigurdardottir, and READ Books are pleased to announce the publication of 52 Transactions. We would like to invite you to attend the book launch at READ Books on Thursday, December 6th at 7pm.

52 Transactions is an artists’ book by Kathy Slade. It is published by Trapp Editions/ Sigurdardottir in conjunction with Slade’s year-long performance Fifty-Two Weeks of Transactions at the Lending Library, a project curated by Lorna Brown for Group Search: Art in the Library.

From September 7, 2006 to August 30, 2007, Slade borrowed a book a week from the main branch of the Vancouver Public Library. The transaction receipts have been compiled into an artists’ book that represents a year of the artist’s reading.

Kathy Slade is an artist who lives and works in Vancouver. She has exhibited in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Asia. This Spring she has an exhibition at Savage School in London (UK). Slade is represented by the Tracey Lawrence Gallery.

Trapp Editions is an on-going project of Vancouver-based curator, critic and art historian Patrik Andersson. For more information see

Group Search: Art in the Library is a collaboration of The City of Vancouver Public Art Program, the Vancouver Public Library, and Other Sights for Artists’ Project Association. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of The Canada Council for the Arts, The British Columbia Arts Council, The Spirit of BC Arts Fund, and The Vancouver Foundation.

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