Of Virginia Art Museum Site Of Book Art Exhibition
January 9, 2004 --
Dreams: Book Art and “Literary Art” from
Jan. 23- Sunday, April 4
Art Museum, Graphics Gallery
155 Rugby Road
ACCOMPANYING EVENT: Gallery
Talk, Stephen Margulies
Sunday, Feb. 1, 2 p.m.
honor of the Virginia Festival of the Book, the University of
Virginia Art Museum will present art and book
from the museum’s collection.
made by artists and artwork that seems to lean toward becoming
a narrative, or a poem suggest
is a dreamlike region where word
wants to become image and image wants to become word. The poet Coleridge,
related that his great poem “Kublai Khan” came to him in
a highly aware dream state as a simultaneous combination of word and
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.”
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.
museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
details about the exhibition or lecture, call the University
Art Museum at (434) 924-3592 or visit the Web site:
are available by contacting Katherine Thompson Jackson at (434)
924-3629 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Katherine Thompson Jackson, (434) 924-3629