SPINE explores the mental and physical structures of a book and questions what is legible, optical, physical, emotional, or cerebral. Reading is viewing and occurs anytime anyone engages with visual art, but it also happens when we’re handling and engaging books as objects. Printed media lives in the realm of the physical and the private with a spine functioning as an interruption, an intersection, a fulcrum, and a central structure, often simultaneously. This book is being produced on the occasion of the exhibition SPINE at Ortega y Gasset Projects in Brooklyn, NY, on view October 20 to December 2, 2018, curated by Suzanne McClelland and Leeza Meksin. It will feature work by the artists in the exhibition Cati Bestard, Lisa Blas, Sonia Louise Davis, Shoshana Dentz, Anne Eastman, Jenny Monick, and Anne Vieux. Texts will include an interview between the two curators, McClelland and Meksin, contributed poems by Wayne Koestenbaum and Mónica de la Torre, and an essay by Jennifer Nelson.