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"The Book Transformed"



"The Book Transformed" curated by Audrey Niffenegger

The Evanston Art Center
2603 Sheridan Road
Evanston IL 60201

January 11- March 4, 1998

Artists:  Sally Alatalo,  Susan Barron,  Melissa Jay Craig,  William Drendel,
Caren Heft,  Amos Kennedy,  James R. Koss,  Ronald Leax,  Pamela Paulsrud,
Susan Share,  Thomas Skomski,  Buzz Spector,  Marilyn Sward,  Clair VanVliet,
Richard Tuttle,  Margaret Wharton

Gallery Hours:  Monday - Thursday  10 am - 4 pm & 7 - 10 pm,  Friday &
Saturday 10 am - 6 pm,  Sunday 2 pm - 5 pm.  Closed 4th Thursday evening of
each month.  Evanston Art Center 847-475-5300

Excerpt from Curator's Introduction:  "Books are among the most intimate of
objects.  We take them personally; thry're dear to us.  Books inspire respect,
desire and veneration.  We protect them, make special buildings to house them,
and handle them with care.  Books are meant to be held in the hands, caressed
by the eyes; they are scaled to fit the human body.  Books are loved.
      So what does it mean when people start messing around with books?
Tearing their pages, building things from them, cutting them?  What does it
mean when books are changed beyond recognition into something else, something
we call Art?  Where are boundaries between content and form when the form has
overrun all our tidy expectations?
      "The Book Transformed" offers a plethora of possible answers to these
queries.  From the sincere to the knowing, from destruction to recreation, the
gamut of alteration, extension, and distortion is run." -Audrey Niffenegger


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