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Friday, October 5, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Expired)
Kalamazoo Book Arts Center
326 W Kalamazoo Ave Ste 103A
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 (269) 373-4938
Cost: FREE
Contact & More Info
Email: info@kalbookarts.org
Phone: (269) 373-4938

Inspired both by an earlier series of small Star Wars paintings suggested by his son, and by witnessing him drawing on book covers as a small child, Dan recently began developing a series of mixed media paintings on found books. Says Dan about the work “Physicality has always been a strong element in my paintings. I love that when I pick up one of my “book paintings”, I have that familiar, meaningful, intimate feeling of holding a book in my hands. These are intimate objects from the start, and that intimacy carries over into my approach to making the paintings and choosing the subject matter. They have afforded me an opportunity to break from my typical style of painting, and introduce new techniques and ideas into my work. These works celebrate the object qualities of books, and are meant to reveal new narratives even as they conceal the original object/text.”

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