Click here for information of the exhibit Language Comes After Artist: The Work of Lynne Avadenka.
Renowned artist and printmaker Lynne Avadenka discusses how the philosophical and physical presence of the book has influenced her art: as a printer of limited edition artist’s books and as an artist working in a variety of media.
Lynne Avadenka is the 2013 Jill S. Harris Visiting Artist at the Institute for the Humanities. An established book artist from Detroit who has had her own one-woman press for 25 years, she is a recent recipient of the Kresge Award and an inaugural fellow at the American Academy in Jerusalem. Her work considers text, ancient and new, often incorporating old scripture, and traditional themes into modern and abstract compositions. It also examines books, handmade and digital, the value imbued into them and extrapolated out of them while wrestling with ideas of meaning, aesthetics, image, and language.