"We who have grown up with books know they can be rich in drama, tragedy, comedy, and every possible aspect of human experience. This rich experience is coded into abstract, symbolic letterforms which do not change as we read the book. In that sense, whatever shape a book may take, whether physically open or closed is unimportant, because the book only truly opens within our minds. In my work I use books to openly portray some part of human experience or emotion, transforming bound pages of abstract symbols into direct visual experience. I try to transform old books into new ones which require no decoding, which are readable to the viewer at very first glance.”
– Judith Kreps Hawkins, 2012 –
Bookworms & Other Creatures opens April 21, 2012 with an opening reception from 2-4 pm, and runs until May 27, 2012. Judith will give an Artist Talk at 3:30 pm
Please join Judith Kreps Hawkins at our opening and also enjoy a selection of new works by the members of The Colborne Art Gallery.