The pleasure of your company is requested at the opening and reception for Familiar Relics, 6:30-8:30, Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery, Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, 2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN.
The carefully packed boxes, triple-padded shipping envelopes, and the odd steamer trunk have begun arriving with the pieces which will be displayed for Familiar Relics, H&BN‘s 2012 exhibition of artist created books. Susanna Johnson’s Fifty-Two arrived yesterday, to the delight of the lucky folks who unpacked it. Utilizing found materials and obsolete technologies (just what is this “typewriter” she speaks of?), Johnson has created something unexpected yet inviting to the viewer. The pull to examine the delicate scrolls and contemplate their message is almost irresistible. This relic deconstructs a physical book only to rebuild it in a form that recalls the physical experience of books while highlighting and strengthening the relationship between the form and the content.
Join us in the Brownlee O. Currey Gallery at the Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, October 5, 6:30-8:30 for the opening reception for Familar Relics.