Book Sculptures by Brian Dettmer
On exhibit in the Katz Snyder Gallery
February – March, 2012
In a fascinating process of excavation, artist Brian Dettmer seals the edges of a book and begins cutting into its surface. He painstakingly carves one page at a time, exposing each layer while preserving ideas and images of interest – ideas and images that eventually pop into relief, exposing alternate histories and meanings in the original text.