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Opening Reception: Language Comes After Artist: The Work of Lynne Avadenka

Thursday, March 21, 2013
12:00 AM
Insitutute for the Humanities Gallery, 202 S. Thayer, room #1010

Click here for details on "Lynne Avadenka: Of the Making of Many Books There is No End," the 2013 Jill S. Harris Memorial Lecture by Lynne Avadenka.

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.

This exhibit is a project of the U-M Institute for the Humanities, with support from the Special Collections Library, University of Michigan Library, and the Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.