January, 20, 2012

WET DREAMS AND FALSE IMAGES is part of the installation A NOVEL IDEA

Curated by Anne LaPrade Seuthe and Sally Curcio
Exhibition Dates: December 11, 2011 through February 27, 2012
Hampden Gallery @ UMass The Fine Arts Center

Electronic devices like the Nook and the Kindle have already captured huge swatches of the reading public’s loyalty. Quick. Before it’s too late, this group of painters, sculptors, writers, film-makers, printers, and all-round lovers of the printed page, boldly bend, fold, and mutilate traditional books until all that remains are discrete art objects. These one of a kind altered works stand witness to the rapid evolution of the book as we know it.

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Embedding the film in a stack of magazines was more of a challenge than I thought it would be. Luckily two installation artists own and live in my building in Williamsburg and spent some time consulting on the project. It took a few weeks to put the piece together — through trial and error — and I’m thrilled that it’s now installed in the gallery. It was fun figuring out how to create an art installation with a film, and if you are in the Western Mass area stop by and check out the exhibit and see if you can find the film. (Some press: Gazette Article).

 

Decided to just take the first stab and figure it out.
Making an outline, but maybe should have started from back.
Installation artist Mary Ziegler consults.
Installation artist Greg Barsamian cuts a metal strip.
Went to a local barbershop and they donated a copy of Maxim.