The Tarot of Sorts
An Exhibition by Jameson Hampton

on view March 18 – April 23, 2022/ Studio Gallery

The Tarot of Sorts is a collage-style tarot deck, inspired by the major arcana of the classic Rider-Waite-Smith deck, illustrated by Pamela Coleman Smith in 1909. By constraining the art to what is available on letterpress blocks, it explores the traditional symbolism of the tarot in a unique and minimalist way, getting at the heart of how divinatory meaning is conveyed. Magic is about intention and manifestation, and by hand-printing the deck, each card is imbued with magical intention, which leads to the manifestation of the project as a whole.

The opening reception will be held Friday March 18th, 2022 from 5-8p.m.

The Book Arts Studio Residency invites emerging artists to experiment with various printmaking processes in our community studio for a two month period, culminating in an exhibition of their artworks.  Find out more about the residency program.

Jameson Hampton is an artist and poet whose work is informed by their interests in history, magic, and alchemy. They were born and raised in the Buffalo area and graduated from Canisius College with a degree in digital art and computer science, which led them to a career as a software engineer, public speaker and podcast producer.

Nevertheless, Jamey remains passionate about art, working in various mediums, such as letterpress, photography and collage. They have been letterpress printing for just under a year, and reading tarot for about five.

Exhibitions are supported by:

Book Arts is supported by: National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, Children’s Foundation of Erie County, the County of Erie, M&T Bank Foundation, Western New York Foundation, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, the Cameron and Jane Baird Foundation, the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation, Humanities NY