Art Inspired by Books Featured at Matteawan Gallery

Four artists whose works were inspired by books

Matteawan Gallery, 464 Main St. in Beacon, presents booksmart, a group exhibition featuring work by Theresa Gooby, Brece Honeycutt, Björn Meyer-Ebrecht, and August Ventimiglia. The exhibition runs through August 31, 2014 and includes sculpture, works on paper, and handmade books.

This exhibition brings together four artists whose work is inspired by books as both the subject and the material for their art. In this digital age when books seem to be increasingly replaced by content on mobile devices and laptops, there is, nonetheless, something very enduring and tangible about a traditional book. Books evoke memories of childhood adventures exploring the world through text and images. They carry all sorts of associations and meanings, both personal and cultural. Each of the artists in this exhibition uses books in very different ways; however, a sense of memory and reverence for the book as an object of knowledge and discovery underpins all of the works in booksmart.

Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday from 12-5, and Sunday 12-4. [email protected] or 845-440-7901. The opening reception is scheduled for August 9 from 6 – 9 p.m.

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