Recent Archaeological Excavations, 2016
Participation award for a fragmented memory of an abstract experience (Participant #1), 2015
Brian Dettmer's art of fact at Aurora University
Hello Brian Dettmer Fans... Brian has a compelling show at Aurora University. We have access to work from this exhibition and also have access to other work from previous shows. There is much here that has not been seen before. Check out the work in the PDF's in the links below. Images and descriptions of each piece are listed. If you have interest in purchasing something please contact me soon as the show runs through April 16th. After that it is still available but slightly harder to wrangle as it will be back on the east coast. If you find yourself out in Aurora during the week it's well worth a visit.
Dodo Data Dada - Works by Brian Dettmer (pdf)
American Statemen - Works by Brian Dettmer (pdf)
Schingoethe Center / 1315 Prairie Street, Aurora, IL 60506-4892
Monday - Friday 10 - 4 PM / Please call (630) 844-7843 to confirm hours of operation if you were planning to head out there.... notes on show below....
art of facts - Works by Brian Dettmer
This show is up through April 16th, 2017
Dettmer continues his work with books as sculptural material and cultural object. In this show, he has redefined and reconsidered books in a new context to explore connections we have to objects and information of the past, and to consider solutions and consequences for the way we will obtain information in the future.
The specific focus of this show will be to illustrate the position of the book as an artifact from our recent past; objects from a different time and a different culture that have been gathered and reinterpreted for display. Much like an artifact in a natural history museum, many books have become objects that were not originally intended to be in a museum or considered art. It is only after they lost their functional, ceremonial or spiritual value that they have been appropriated through an outer perspective to be seen as art, or as an artifact. Specific new works to be included in the show will take familiar forms from early and emerging civilizations — Native American and other indigenous cultures. The book will be explored as a vessel, both something to contain and distribute knowledge and nourishment and as a craft that can carry and transport new ideas and bodies or information to a different place. Vases, canoes, troughs and other variations of this idea will take form. In addition, works which explore the totem form will be included. The subjects of culture, nature, archeology and artifacts will be considered both through the content of the books chosen and through the forms they take. Other new works will take the form of fragments or ruins found from an ancient culture.
art of facts: Brian Dettmer on Vimeo
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