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The Painter’s Other Library is a meditation on silence. The quiet of the library is evoked in the paintings as well as the history of the building and the galleries that house the exhibit. Themes in the work are also drawn from research into the Holocaust and the destructive program of the Nazis. While none of the work in the show explicitly states any of these histories, the formal choices of color, image and surface implicitly beg questions about how we perceive books and paintings and how we access and conceive knowledge. A painter keeps a library to engage these subjects. The Painter's Other Library provides models for giving them form.
Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 12:15pm
May 24-August 10, 2014
Preview: Friday, May 23 from 5:30-7:30 pm
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