Thursday, July 12, 2012

Evince - Creating the Annoucement for my next exhibition

I am creating the annoucement for my next exhibition.

tr.v. e·vinced, e·vinc·ing, e·vinc·es
To show or demonstrate clearly; manifest: to make evident; show (something, such as an emotion) clearly

Part of the exhibition includes “If you Love, Believe in Juliet” very small sculptures, printmaking and collage. The series of 19 pieces uses the play Romeo and Juliet in each piece. Actual text from the play is incorporated into each piece.   Taking text from Shakespeare’s play and creating new labels for the various jars, transformed the found objects. Some of the jars are suspended on marbled paper. 

The second part is “Imperious Intimacy” a printmaking series using text is 9 pieces of art that use the essays of Michel de Montaigne (1575).  Small portions of the text from his essays are used in the various layers of the pieces. Each piece is created on mulberry paper, which has a transparent nature to it. The text and birds are printed on separate sheets and then layered. 

The third part of the exhibition is comprised of concertina sketchbooks that I have created. Each sketchbook uses text and printmaking in their creation.  The books are opened like an accordion and can be exhibited in many different ways. I have 11 concertina sketchbooks for exhibit.

The final part is an installation using 20,000 books. A space on a gallery wall will be stacked in books with the spines pointing inward towards the wall. It is in the pages of the books that we become enthralled in a book. The pages of the books create an incredible pattern when viewed in the non-traditional manner. The installation is a commentary on the new ways that we view the book, (Is the library an obsolete thing???), is the question that I raise with the installation.