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University Of Virginia Art Museum Site Of Book Art Exhibition

January 9, 2004 --

WHAT: Waking Dreams: Book Art and “Literary Art” from the Collection

WHEN: Friday, Jan. 23- Sunday, April 4

WHERE: U.Va. Art Museum, Graphics Gallery
155 Rugby Road

ACCOMPANYING EVENT: Gallery Talk, Stephen Margulies
Sunday, Feb. 1, 2 p.m.
Graphics Gallery

In honor of the Virginia Festival of the Book, the University of Virginia Art Museum will present art and book art mostly from the museum’s collection.

Books made by artists and artwork that seems to lean toward becoming a book, a narrative, or a poem suggest that there is a dreamlike region where word wants to become image and image wants to become word. The poet Coleridge, for example, related that his great poem “Kublai Khan” came to him in a highly aware dream state as a simultaneous combination of word and image.

“This is perhaps the essence of works of art, which somehow drift across the border between word and image—or dream of such drifting,” says Stephen Margulies, curator of works on paper and organizer of the exhibition. “Such work,” he adds, “may or may not actually combine words and images in an overt manner but there is an implicit yearning for dreamlike transformations from one kind of communication or dimension to another. Words and images are both communication and states of being. Art and artist’s books provide the waking dream that allows word and image to explore their relationship, their identity and difference.”

Among the works featured in the exhibition are prints, photographs, drawings and artists’ books by Alexander Brodsky and Ulya Utkin, Dean Dass, David Freed, Nancy Goldring, Duane Michals, Georges Hugnet, Kumi Korf, Peter Milton, Kenneth Patchen and Tim Rollins.

The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.

For details about the exhibition or lecture, call the University of Virginia Art Museum at (434) 924-3592 or visit the Web site: http://www.virginia.edu/artmuseum.

Images are available by contacting Katherine Thompson Jackson at (434) 924-3629 or ktj@virginia.edu.

Contact: Katherine Thompson Jackson, (434) 924-3629

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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