Mcintire Department Of Art Sponsors Talk By Conceptual Artist Buzz
WHO: Buzz Spector, Chicago conceptual artist and professor
of art at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Lecture, "Unpacking My Library," in conjunction with Virginia
Festival of the Book and the artistšs exhibition at Charlottesvillešs
Second Street Gallery
Thursday, March 22, 7 p.m.
Campbell Hall, Room 160, University of Virginia
and writer Buzz Spector has constructed a unique career out of his
fascination with everything pertaining to books, from the visual
form and material makeup of the volumes to reading and book collection.
by this strong interest, Spector has used books to build walls and
refashion abstract paintings. The founding editor of "White
Walls," a journal of artists writings, he frequently
writes exhibition reviews and essays on the "artists
book" genre. His artwork is featured in major museum collections,
including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and the J. Paul
Getty Museum of Los Angeles.
will give the lecture in conjunction with the Virginia Festival
of the Book as well as his exhibition, "My Fiction: Buzz Spector
and the Book," at Charlottesvilles Second Street Gallery
at 201 Second Street NW.
talk is sponsored by the McIntire Department of Art, with the help
of the Deans Special Lectures Committee, the Department of
English and the Second Street Gallery.
Jessica Tyree, (804) 924-7116