TOXIC, an exhibition of letterpress broadsides by A. Kendra Greene, will be on view at The Reading Room from May 18 through June 22.
Greene's source material is Shadows from the Walls of Death published by the Michigan Board of Health in 1874 to warn the public of the dangers of arsenic content in wallpaper. Toxic also happens to be the 2018 Word of the Year chosen by the Oxford English Dictionary.
Greene is an essayist, printer and maker of books. Her chapbooks and broadsides are held in the special collections of Yale University, Carnegie Mellon, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Florida and University of Iowa, among others. She holds an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Iowa and received a Fulbright scholarship to teach English in South Korea. Greene will be in residence at 100W Corsicana this month.