The de Saisset Museum
Visual Art
Unbound: The Art of Deterioration
Exhibition: October 4 – December 6, 2019
Opening Reception Thursday, October 3, 2019
Members Preview 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Public Reception 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
 
This group exhibition features artists working with books and book materials, reimagining the communicative nature of a book’s components. Some artists in the exhibit distill books into composite parts that as separate entities provide perhaps greater insight into a subject than the sum of their parts. Other artists manipulate the book form, expanding the qualities and connotations of books as repositories of information. Others yet integrate new materials into books, communicating more visceral information than text alone could provide. Together, these works provide new possibilities for “book learning.”
 
Image credit: Jody Alexander, Hemingway and the Art of Awareness, No. 6, 2017. Image courtesy of the artist.
 
Free
Location: 
The de Saisset Museum
Show Dates: 
Fri, 10/04/2019 - 11:00am
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 4:00pm