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201 W. Mifflin Street
Madison, WI

MARCH/APRIL 2015


Diane Endres Ballweg Gallery (3rd Floor)  

ON DISPLAY / jIM ESCALANTE

HAVING ALREADY BEEN READ AT LEAST ONCE, BOOKS STAND PROUDLY WAITING FOR A NEW READER TO GIVE THEM AN ENCORE. THE STAGE PROVIDES RENEWED HOPE TO THEM TO BE DISCOVERED BY A NEW AUDIENCE. 

THESE BOOKS ARE TIMELESS AND THEY DOCUMENT SOCIETY'S RECURRING QUESTIONS AND DETERMINATION TO REPEAT EVENTS. THEY ILLUSTRATE THE HISTORY OF BOOKS DESIGN AND LITERARY MILESTONES. WITH THEIR PROVEN RECORDS BEHIND THEM, THEY ARE AUDITIONING, HOPING, THAT THE TIMING IS RIGHT FOR A COMEBACK.


Stacked & shelved / LEWIS KOCH

When invited to make an exhibit of my work at the new central library, I immediately thought of books. Of course. Books are the lifeblood of libraries. Books are in my blood. They have long been a subject of my photography, seen in their various guises and habitats, intermingling visual representations of image and text. The examples shown here are drawn from the project's three groupings: “A Scattering of books, a miscellany of shelves”- accumulated images made over the past few years; “Ex Libris: What Madison is (and is not) reading”- examining the interiors of the outdoor book boxes known as Little Free Libraries; and “Stacks and spines”- reprising assembled friezes of books, from my last garage installation.


Prometheus' Gift / aaRON LAUX

The materials are box elder wood (vertical form) found here in Madison and reclaimed construction lumber (base). The base is treated with a torch and graphite.


1ST FLOOR EXHIBITION SPACE

Missing pages / SHANNON TROXLER


VIDEO ART SCREEN (1ST FLOOr)

videfilmotexts (self-surveillance) / toby KAUFMAN-BUHLER

Originally working from library books, this video series takes a generational approach:  beginning with text, moving to Super-8 film, and finally becoming video.  As part of the Self-Surveillance project, I am mining these text sources, with the goal of finding and developing new relationships among very different parts (and many generations) of my family.  The soundtracks for these videos echo this deconstructive and reconstructive process, consisting of manipulated and treated musical saw.  


Call for Artists:

Central Library Art Shows: January 15, 2016 deadline

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