I have been watching my two very good friends, Jane Kent and Armin Kunz get ready for an exhibition of Jane's for the past few months and now the opening date of the exhibition is here! Please come out this Thursday night the 22nd, to the upper east side, details below.
Hope to see you all there!
Thursday 6-8PM at C.G. Boerner - 23 E. 73rd St.,
Sept. 22nd, Jane Kent: 3 Artist's Books:
The Orchid Thief Reimagined
|C.G. Boerner is pleased to announce its first exhibition of Jane Kent, on view from|
September 19 - October 20, 2011. The exhibition, Jane Kent: Three Artist's
Books Privacy-The Orchid Thief Reimagined and Skating, is held on the occasion of the
publication of her most recent work Skating, a new collaboration by Richard Ford and
Jane Kent. The exhibition will feature Jane Kent's three artist books dating from 1999 to
2011. It will also include preparatory drawings for the newest book, Skating.
Skating, a series of forty-five short, acerbic, sometimes hilarious renderings of how two
lovers argue their way out of love, is an artist's book in which text and image combine to
create an eccentric and irregular structure. The piece is constructed so that the eleven
differently sized unbound sheets fit together as one image when displayed on the wall
in an intended configuration. Text and image are printed variously in letterpress,
drypoint, engraving, mezzotint and silkscreen.
Richard Ford is a novelist and story writer. He was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and
lives in Maine. He is the author of ten books of fiction, including the trilogy The
Sportswriter, Independence Day, The Lay of the Land, and the short story collection Rock
Springs. His work has been translated into 28 languages. With the artist, Jane Kent, he
has also authored Privacy, published by the Grenfell Press in 1999.
Jane Kent is an artist who works as a painter and printmaker. Her work is in the
collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, the New York Public Library;
Spencer Collection, the Brooklyn Museum and the National Museum for Women in the
Arts, Washington, DC among others. Jane Kent is an Associate Professor of Art at the
University of Vermont.
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