FWD: Frederic W. Goudy lecture
- Frederic W. Goudy Lecture Fall 2010
Close Looking/Close Reading
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Dinner at 6:00, Lecture at 7:00
Scripps College, Claremont, California
Sponsored by the Scripps College Press
Lecture October 2: Close Looking/Close Reading
Diane Samuels' work can be as intimate as a book, as fragile as a beam of light, or as large and engineered as a two-story pedestrian bridge. Regardless of scale or complexity, each piece is experienced as an object of sensuous appeal that gradually reveals itself to be the result of a complex act of personal and social memory, typically memory embedded with and eventually seen through language.
Workshop October 2-3: Looking closely: using observation, poetry/prose, historical research to build an artwork.
William Carlos Williams wrote "No ideas but in things. Invent!"
Participants will spend time at a small site on the Scripps campus, where each person will collect objects from the site, catalogue the objects, take notes, then make photos or castings or tracings or some other trace-memory of the site. These will become the foundation of a narrative, which will determine the materials, form and scale of a finished book.
Workshop is on Saturday and Sunday, October 2-3, 2010
9:30 to 4:30
Cost: $150, Reservations required
Scripps College Press
1030 Columbia Avenue, Claremont, California 91711
Biography: Diane Samuels' work spans many media and many scales. Her public artwork includes The Alphabet Garden, a memorial garden in Grafeneck, Germany, Luminous Manuscript at the Center for Jewish History in New York and a two-story pedestrian bridge, Lines of Sight at Brown University. She has exhibited throughout the U.S. and Europe, and her work is in private and public collections including the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Municipal Museum of Györ, Hungary, Reed College, and the Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry. She is represented by the Kim Foster Gallery in New York and is co-founder of City of Asylum/Pittsburgh.
For further information, contact Kitty Maryatt, Director of the Scripps College Press, at kmaryatt@....