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Ann Hamilton, near-away, 2013
paperback book slices, cheese cloth, string, bookbinders glue, brown kraft, methyl cellulose, and steel wire
23 x 20.5 x 3”, Edition 21/26, 5AP
The title of Ann Hamilton’s solo exhibition, a reading, on view through January 11, 2014 at Elizabeth Leach Gallery, aptly describes this particular grouping of object and video works. For over 20 years, Ann Hamilton has explored the relationship between reading and writing, text and textile. Video, works on paper and sculptural objects in the exhibition demonstrate Hamilton’s interest in the visual and tactile experiences of written language. For Hamilton, we each read in an individual manner; we trace a unique line through the text that is individual, subjective, and for Hamilton, an act of drawing. Elements from Hamilton’s large-scale, ephemeral installations often take new form as objects, prints, or video.