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U.Va.’S Mcintire Department Of Art Sponsors Talk By Conceptual Artist Buzz Spector

March 8. 2001--

  • WHO: Buzz Spector, Chicago conceptual artist and professor of art at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • WHAT: Lecture, "Unpacking My Library," in conjunction with Virginia Festival of the Book and the artistšs exhibition at Charlottesvillešs Second Street Gallery
  • WHEN: Thursday, March 22, 7 p.m.
  • WHERE: Campbell Hall, Room 160, University of Virginia

Artist 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.

Driven 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 "artist’s 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.

Spector 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 Charlottesville’s Second Street Gallery at 201 Second Street NW.

The talk is sponsored by the McIntire Department of Art, with the help of the Dean’s Special Lectures Committee, the Department of English and the Second Street Gallery.

Contact: Jessica Tyree, (804) 924-7116

 

 

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