Monday, 2 August 2010

The National Gallery

The first book on a particular institution as a place - the National Gallery. A really interesting book with much to explore. The piece is made using a pamphlet/map of the Gallery folded up to keep the art work contained. Tiny paintings from the National Gallery have been cut out and hang on threads from inside the open book. The scale of the paintings and their arrangement invite the viewer in for a closer look. The solid nature and weight of the "cover" and the way it is folded make it clear that it is not required to be opened, but rather it is the book as container that becomes interesting. The National Gallery as a container of art is beautifully replicated in this piece.

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