Monday, January 31, 2011

Artist book by Joyce Lyon on display in the Library

In honor of visiting artist Joyce Lyon's lecture Thursday, Feb. 3, the Library is highlighting her artist book from the collection, Conversations with Rzeszow.  Through text and image Lyon "attempts to understand and accept the limitations to understanding her father's experience of the Holocaust."  The book is a complex construction of fold out and gate fold pages containing rich black and white illustrations and text.  The shape of the book changes as the pages are turned, and during the week a new page spread will be displayed daily to reveal the changing composition as the narrative progresses.

The book is in a display case in the Main Reading Room of the Library.  If you would like to examine it more closely outside of the case, please ask for assistance at the Circulation Desk.

More information about Conversations with Rzeszow including the artist's statement can be found on the website for the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota.

Recent work by Joyce Lyon is on exhibit now through -Feb. 26 at the Groveland Gallery, 25 Groveland Terrace, Minneapolis 

Kay Streng, Technical Services Librarian

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