Why do I keep reading the same books?

KIVLAND, Sharon (2011). Why do I keep reading the same books? [Show/Exhibition]

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Abstract

Sharon Kivland exhibits a continuing series, subject to mood and whim. an eighteenth-century engraving (by whom? ― it is a type, one might say, and could be by boucher ), and in it a man and a woman embrace. the artist copied the encounter in various pencils (in the hope that sensuality of the original (now rather clichéd) remains in the clumsy yet heartfelt renditions). these are collected for their colours: rose madder, yellow ochre, mars violet, smoke blue, lemon cadmium, crag green, manganese violet, and are used once only.. she tried her best, without being too careful or exact ― the drawings are made almost in passing and usually one after the other. in the exhibited set there are sixteen drawings, made in a single day.

Kivland also exhibits her work Mes bonne années, where she practices her limited skills in watercolour, copying carte de voeux, each of which shows the similar scene of snow, a river or stream, a forest, a village. she looks at the banal image for a long time, committing it to memory, then turns it over to look at it no longer, rendering then what she imagines was pictured overleaf. the watercolours are framed with their original, reversed to show the message, a wish for health, for a lovely year.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Additional Information: A group exhibition on the theme of repetition.
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
Depositing User: Sharon Kivland
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2012 15:42
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2012 15:42
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5481

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