Books without pages, pages without books
A former Rice Art Gallery artist and artscommerce representative at Texas contemporary art fair 2012 has an installation at G Gallery in the historic heights this weekend
Opening November. 2 - 6-9pm
G gallery 301 w 11th Street
Cool cheap art also available for purchase
Artist books, oddities, textiles, paintings 8x10.....a don't miss
Fun place to be Saturday night
“The aim of literature,” Baskerville replied grandly, “is the creation of a strange object covered in fur that breaks your heart.”
For Jane Miller, the pleasures of books extend beyond enjoyment of the text contained therein—her work considers the narratives embedded in the medium’s material history. Through handmade and found objects, Miller’s work explores the haptic experience of the book: its shapes, textures, smells, and contours. Her work suggests that books not only preserve the thoughts of the author or publisher, but also accumulate traces of their encounters with readers. Inscriptions, bookplates, creases, fingerprints and coffee stains, torn and mended pages function as a palimpsest portrait of the persons who produced and or handled the book.
Importantly, however, Miller’s books are self-reflexive. Miller is an avid collector of objects, obtained and organized by idiosyncratic sensitivities: things that measure, things that record time, fragments of text, colored paper, letters, leaves, broken instruments, figurines, succulents. The thoughtful and often humorous assembly of each of her books—with careful attention to the selection and placement of various objects—become a sort of self-portrait, a map of her mind. Taken together, Miller’s books invite viewers to consider the subjective experience of the book medium and the way in which books become a crucial experiential link between people.
Yale Art Gallery
Prints and Drawings
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