Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Matter of Words Exhibit

Last week I was able to go to the Museum of Art at BYU and was blown away by the current exhibits. They were all very well-thought out and amazing if you are local, you should really take a trip. The current feature exhibit of Carl Bloch's paintings is out of this world and I was also drawn to the gallery which featured contemporary artists called 'Matter of Words' that is all about communication and the printed word. The curator Jeff Lambson said this about the exhibit "The words we choose reflect our mindsets and establish our connections to our physical and social environments.”

Adam Bateman did the above site specific book sculpture which included over 80,000 pounds of books that were donated along with these book rubbings that were all quite remarkable.

John Fraser did these stunningly simple and beautiful book cover and spine works that I found myself gasping at in a good way.

 Harrell Fletcher in collaboration with Veda Epling to create these outstanding color-coded bible prints.

Something that I find most fascinating about contemporary art like this is not only the eloquent simplicity but also the conceptual thinking behind all of the works that takes you to a deeper level. Things often have more meaning the longer you look...

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