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. ..."
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