Wednesday, December 30
The Book Remembers Everything: The Work of Erica Van Horn
"The following essay describes work featured in the exhibition 'The Book Remembers Everything: The Work of Erica Van Horn,' on view at the Beinecke Library from January 13 to March 27, 2010 and in an online exhibition. Both exhibitions high-light the Beinecke Library’s outstanding collection of Erica Van Horn’s work, representing aspects of the artist’s development over more than thirty years, calling special attention to several themes: the artist’s frequent exploration of the details of her life, the objects around her, the routines of her days, and her most familiar relationships; her long fascination with the ways language both describes and creates community, even as it determines individual identity and shapes personal memory; Van Horn’s interest in the essential elements of narrative forms and structures, in both word and image; and the artist’s frequent use and re-use of saved or salvaged materials as the raw materials of her work, documenting her creative process and making both beauty and meaning from fragments and remainders. ..."
Erica Van Horn
Medieval Miniature books by Ericka VanHorn
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