Center City Branch
Vox Populi, Philadelphia
August 7 - August 30, 2009
Center City Branch was assembled from books found in thrift stores and used bookstores across Philadelphia as well as 25 titles borrowed from the Free Library of Philadelphia. A photocopier, scanner, and work table were provided to for general use. Library-generated artworks by Kim Beck, Rachel Bers, Charles Goldman, Steve Griffin, Marget Long, Anna Stein, and Chris Warrington were exhibited alongside the books.
Steve Griffin Celluloss, 2009 Acrylic, nail polish and sharpie on paper mounted on wood 21 x 24" Derived from Bark Structure of North American Conifers Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1954 S21 .A72 no.1095 Steve Griffin Coin of the Realm, 2009 Acrylic, nail polish and sharpie on paper mounted on wood 23 x 24" Derived from Inside Wood: Masterpieces of Nature Wasington, D.C.: The American Forestry Association, 1970 QK647 .H37 Steve Griffin Nature Doesn't Care, 2009 Acrylic, nail polish and sharpie on paper mounted on wood 22.5 x 24" Derived from The Forest New York, NY: Time Incorporated, 1961 QK938.F6 F34 Anna Stein Rorschach Esp Test, 2009 Pen on Vellum (triptych) each 11 x 14" Derived from Inkblot Perception and Personality: Holtzman Inkblot Technique Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1961 BF431 .H557 and How to Test Your ESP New York, NY: E. P. Dutton, 1982 BF1321 .C634 Chris Warrington Human Behavior, 2009 30 x 40" Acrylic on Canvas Derived from Understanding Human Behavior: Vol. 1: An Illustrated Guide to Successful Human Relationships New York, NY: Columbia House, 1974 BF145 .U53 vol. 1 Charles Goldman 800 Pictures From 639 Books, 2009 DVD; 66 min Derived from 639 books in the Reanimation Library, August 2009 Marget Long That is Not Really There, 2009 Ultrachrome ink on cotton paper 12 x 16" Derived from Optical Illusions New York, NY: Franklin Watts, 1986 QP495 .W48 Kim Beck Fig. 64-9, 2009 Digital animation; 56 seconds, looped Edition of 5 Derived from Architecture: Drafting and Design New York, NY: McGraw Hill, 1971 NA2700 .H4 Rachel Bers Untitled, 2009 Colored velum on paper 32 x 48" Derived from Introduction to Botany Boston, MA: Ginn and Company, 1914 QK47 .B522 and The Plant World: A Text in College Botany New York, NY: Henry Holt and Company, Inc., 1941 QK47 .F88