Wednesday 10 April 2019

The Art of Reading

From the Curator of Museum Services at the University of Dundee :

The Art of Reading
An exhibition of art about, inspired by and in the form of books
Tower Foyer Gallery, Tower Building, University of Dundee
Now on until 29th June - Monday to Friday 09.30-19.00; Saturday 13.00-17.00

The latest show in the Tower Foyer Gallery has been created as a companion to the current rare books exhibition in the Lamb Gallery (Bodies, Botanicals & Bindings). It looks at some of the ways that artists are inspired by or make use of books.

Sketchbooks are often the starting point for any artistic idea
Artists often create visual adaptations of scenes in books that inspire them
Many books – particularly ones for children – feature illustrations by artists
Artists might use books as visual props for the subjects in their paintings
Some artists aim to critique the form of books
Last but not least, many artists make their own books

All of the works on display are drawn from the University’s extensive Museum Collections. Artists include Sam Ainsley, Louise Hopkins, Ian Hamilton Finlay, R B Kitaj, Joseph Lee, Richard Long, Moira Macgregor, Bruce McLean, Noel Paton, Tom Phillips, Arthur Rackham and Barbara Robertson.