Curated by Jil Weinstock, A Way With Words: The Power and Art of the Book raises important and critical questions about the re-telling of history and how children engage with knowledge today. Please join exhibition artists Doug Beube, Guy Laramée, and Robert The for a series of conversations on the nature and transformation of the book. Through distinct vocabularies, these three artists create new “thinking structures” and eroding landscapes by carving and cutting directly into books. In many ways, these artists return knowledge back to the source of origin — that is, back to the landscape.
A Way With Words: The Power and Art of the Book shows the transformation of everyday books into expressions of identity, community, environmentalism, memory, and reconstructed narratives. Viewers will see unconventional treatments such as cutting, weaving, tearing, burning, and shredding, as artists transform books into sculptures, animation, drawings, and paintings that capture the book’s significant history and power to inform the public.